Re: "tcp: refine TSO autosizing" causes performance regression on Xen

From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Thu Apr 09 2015 - 13:07:15 EST

On Thu, 2015-04-09 at 17:36 +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:

> A very big difference:
> echo 262144 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_limit_output_bytes
> brings us much closer to the original performance, the slowdown is just
> 8%


> echo 1048576 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_limit_output_bytes
> fills the gap entirely, same performance as before "refine TSO
> autosizing"

Sure, this basically disables TCP Small Queue and select the opposite :

Favor single flow throughput and huge latencies (bufferbloat)

> What would be the next step for here? Should I just document this as an
> important performance tweaking step for Xen, or is there something else
> we can do?

I guess this is a reasonable choice.

Note that /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_limit_output_bytes is already

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