Re: Major network performance regression in 3.7

From: Willy Tarreau
Date: Sun Jan 06 2013 - 07:01:31 EST

On Sun, Jan 06, 2013 at 11:25:25AM +0100, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> OK good news here, the performance drop on the myri was caused by a
> problem between the keyboard and the chair. After the reboot series,
> I forgot to reload the firmware so the driver used the less efficient
> firmware from the NIC (it performs just as if LRO is disabled).
> That makes me think that I should try 3.8-rc2 since LRO was removed
> there :-/

Just for the record, I tested 3.8-rc2, and the myri works as fast with
GRO there as it used to work with LRO in previous kernels. The softirq
work has increased from 26 to 48% but there is no performance drop when
using GRO anymore. Andrew has done a good job !


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