Re: [PATCH net-next] vhost_net: disable zerocopy by default
From: Michael S. Tsirkin
Date: Mon Jun 17 2019 - 10:48:10 EST
On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 05:20:54AM -0400, Jason Wang wrote:
> Vhost_net was known to suffer from HOL issues which is not easy to
> fix. Several downstream disable the feature by default. What's more,
> the datapath was split and datacopy path got the support of batching
> and XDP support recently which makes it faster than zerocopy part for
> small packets transmission.
> It looks to me that disable zerocopy by default is more
> appropriate. It cold be enabled by default again in the future if we
> fix the above issues.
>  https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/3787671/
> Signed-off-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@xxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@xxxxxxxxxx>
> drivers/vhost/net.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/vhost/net.c b/drivers/vhost/net.c
> index 2d9df786a9d3..21e0805e5e60 100644
> --- a/drivers/vhost/net.c
> +++ b/drivers/vhost/net.c
> @@ -36,7 +36,7 @@
> #include "vhost.h"
> -static int experimental_zcopytx = 1;
> +static int experimental_zcopytx = 0;
> module_param(experimental_zcopytx, int, 0444);
> MODULE_PARM_DESC(experimental_zcopytx, "Enable Zero Copy TX;"
> " 1 -Enable; 0 - Disable");