[v3,1/4] net_dma: simple removal

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saeed bishara Jan. 22, 2014, 10:38 a.m.
On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM, saeed bishara <saeed.bishara@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dan,
>>
>> isn't this issue similar to direct io case?
>> can you please look at the following article
>> http://lwn.net/Articles/322795/
>
> I guess it's similar, but the NET_DMA dma api violation is more
> blatant.  The same thread that requested DMA is also writing to those
> same pages with the cpu.  The fix is either guaranteeing that only the
> dma engine ever touches the gup'd pages or synchronizing dma before
> every cpu fallback.
>
>> regarding performance improvement using NET_DMA, I don't have concrete
>> numbers, but it should be around 15-20%. my system is i/o coherent.
>
> That sounds too high... is that throughput or cpu utilization?  It
that's the throughput improvement, my test is iperf server (no special
flags, 1500 mtu).
the iperf and 10G eth interrupts bound to same cpu which is the
bottleneck in my case.
I ran the following configurations
a. NET_DMA=n
b. NET_DMA=y
c. NET_DMA=y + your dma_debug patch below,
d. same as 3. by with my simple fix path.

results in Gbps:
a. 5.41
b. 6.17 (+14%)
c. 5.93 (+9%)
d. 5.92 (+9%)

 Dan, my simple fix is just to call tcp_service_net_dma(sk, true)
whenever the cpu is going to copy the data. proper fix ofcourse can be
smarter.
do you think this is sufficient?


 {
@@ -1302,6 +1303,7 @@ static int tcp_peek_sndq(struct sock *sk, struct
msghdr *msg, int len)
        int copied = 0, err = 0;

        /* XXX -- need to support SO_PEEK_OFF */
+       tcp_service_net_dma(sk, true);  /* Wait for queue to drain */

        skb_queue_walk(&sk->sk_write_queue, skb) {
                err = skb_copy_datagram_iovec(skb, 0, msg->msg_iov, skb->len);
@@ -1861,6 +1863,8 @@ do_prequeue:
                        } else
 #endif
                        {
+                               tcp_service_net_dma(sk, true);  /*
Wait for queue to drain */
+
                                err = skb_copy_datagram_iovec(skb, offset,
                                                msg->msg_iov, used);
                                if (err) {




> sounds high because NET_DMA also makes the data cache cold while the
> cpu copy warms the data before handing it to the application.
for iperf case the test doesn't touch the data.
also, for some applications, specially storage, the data can also be
moved using dma.
so this actually can be big advantage.
>
> Can you measure relative numbers and share your testing details?  You
> will need to fix the data corruption and verify that the performance
> advantage is still there before proposing NET_DMA be restored.
see above.
>
> I have a new dma_debug capability in Andrew's tree that can you help
> you identify holes in the implementation.
>
> http://ozlabs.org/~akpm/mmots/broken-out/dma-debug-introduce-debug_dma_assert_idle.patch
>
> --
> Dan
>
>>
>> saeed
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 11:33 PM, Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 1:31 PM, Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 1:20 PM, saeed bishara <saeed.bishara@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Hi Dan,
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm using net_dma on my system and I achieve meaningful performance
>>>>> boost when running Iperf receive.
>>>>>
>>>>> As far as I know the net_dma is used by many embedded systems out
>>>>> there and might effect their performance.
>>>>> Can you please elaborate on the exact scenario that cause the memory corruption?
>>>>>
>>>>> Is the scenario mentioned here caused by "real life" application or
>>>>> this is more of theoretical issue found through manual testing, I was
>>>>> trying to find the thread describing the failing scenario and couldn't
>>>>> find it, any pointer will be appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> Did you see the referenced commit?
>>>>
>>>> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=77873803363c
>>>>
>>>> This is a real issue in that any app that forks() while receiving data
>>>> can cause the dma data to be lost.  The problem is that the copy
>>>> operation falls back to cpu at many locations.  Any one of those
>>>> instance could touch a mapped page and trigger a copy-on-write event.
>>>> The dma completes to the wrong location.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Btw, do you have benchmark data showing that NET_DMA is beneficial on
>>> these platforms?  I would have expected worse performance on platforms
>>> without i/o coherent caches.
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Patch

--- a/net/ipv4/tcp.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp.c
@@ -1295,6 +1295,7 @@  static int tcp_recv_urg(struct sock *sk, struct
msghdr *msg, int len, int flags)
         */
        return -EAGAIN;
 }
+static void tcp_service_net_dma(struct sock *sk, bool wait);

 static int tcp_peek_sndq(struct sock *sk, struct msghdr *msg, int len)