Re: [PATCH net-next] net: dsa: Add support for 64-bit statistics
From: Andrew Lunn
Date: Thu Aug 03 2017 - 14:12:09 EST
On Thu, Aug 03, 2017 at 10:30:56AM -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> On 08/02/2017 04:49 PM, David Miller wrote:
> > From: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:00:36 -0700
> >> DSA slave network devices maintain a pair of bytes and packets counters
> >> for each directions, but these are not 64-bit capable. Re-use
> >> pcpu_sw_netstats which contains exactly what we need for that purpose
> >> and update the code path to report 64-bit capable statistics.
> >> Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Applied, thanks.
> > I would run ethtool -S and ifconfig under perf to see where it is
> > spending so much time.
> This appears to be way worse than I thought, will keep digging, but for
> now, I may have to send a revert. Andrew, Vivien can you see if you have
> the same problems on your boards? Thanks!
> # killall iperf
> # [ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
> [ 3] 0.0-19.1 sec 500 MBytes 220 Mbits/sec
> # while true; do ethtool -S gphy; ifconfig gphy; done
> [ 64.566226] INFO: rcu_sched self-detected stall on CPU
> [ 64.571487] 0-...: (25999 ticks this GP) idle=006/140000000000001/0
I don't get anything so bad, but i think that is because of hardware
restrictions. I see the ethtool; ifconfig loop goes a lot slower when
there is iperf traffic, but i don't get an RCU stall. However, the
board i tested on only has a 100Mbps CPU interface, and it can handle
all that traffic without pushing the CPU to 100%. What is the CPU load
when you run your test? Even if you are going to 100% CPU load, we
still don't want RCU stalls.