Re: Long delays creating a netns after deleting one (possibly RCU related)
From: Jarno Rajahalme
Date: Thu Nov 17 2016 - 19:31:28 EST
> On Nov 14, 2016, at 3:09 PM, Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-11-14 at 14:46 -0800, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>> On Mon, 2016-11-14 at 16:12 -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>>> synchronize_rcu_expidited is not enough if you have multiple network
>>> devices in play.
>>> Looking at the code it comes down to this commit, and it appears there
>>> is a promise add rcu grace period combining by Eric Dumazet.
>>> Eric since people are hitting noticable stalls because of the rcu grace
>>> period taking a long time do you think you could look at this code path
>>> a bit more?
>>> commit 93d05d4a320cb16712bb3d57a9658f395d8cecb9
>>> Author: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Date: Wed Nov 18 06:31:03 2015 -0800
>> Absolutely, I will take a loop asap.
> The worst offender should be fixed by the following patch.
> busy poll needs to poll the physical device, not a virtual one...
> diff --git a/include/net/gro_cells.h b/include/net/gro_cells.h
> index d15214d673b2e8e08fd6437b572278fb1359f10d..2a1abbf8da74368cd01adc40cef6c0644e059ef2 100644
> --- a/include/net/gro_cells.h
> +++ b/include/net/gro_cells.h
> @@ -68,6 +68,9 @@ static inline int gro_cells_init(struct gro_cells *gcells, struct net_device *de
> struct gro_cell *cell = per_cpu_ptr(gcells->cells, i);
> + set_bit(NAPI_STATE_NO_BUSY_POLL, &cell->napi.state);
> netif_napi_add(dev, &cell->napi, gro_cell_poll, 64);
This solved a ~20 second slowdown between OVS datapath unit tests for me.