Commit 79640a4c authored by Eric Dumazet's avatar Eric Dumazet Committed by David S. Miller
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net: add additional lock to qdisc to increase throughput

When many cpus compete for sending frames on a given qdisc, the qdisc
spinlock suffers from very high contention.

The cpu owning __QDISC_STATE_RUNNING bit has same priority to acquire
the lock, and cannot dequeue packets fast enough, since it must wait for
this lock for each dequeued packet.

One solution to this problem is to force all cpus spinning on a second
lock before trying to get the main lock, when/if they see
__QDISC_STATE_RUNNING already set.

The owning cpu then compete with at most one other cpu for the main
lock, allowing for higher dequeueing rate.

Based on a previous patch from Alexander Duyck. I added the heuristic to
avoid the atomic in fast path, and put the new lock far away from the
cache line used by the dequeue worker. Also try to release the busylock
lock as late as possible.

Tests with following script gave a boost from ~50.000 pps to ~600.000
pps on a dual quad core machine (E5450 @3.00GHz), tg3 driver.
(A single netperf flow can reach ~800.000 pps on this platform)

for j in `seq 0 3`; do
  for i in `seq 0 7`; do
    netperf -H -t UDP_STREAM -l 60 -N -T $i -- -m 6 &
Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Dumazet <>
Acked-by: default avatarAlexander Duyck <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 097811bb
......@@ -80,7 +80,8 @@ struct Qdisc {
struct gnet_stats_basic_packed bstats;
unsigned long __state;
struct gnet_stats_queue qstats;
struct rcu_head rcu_head;
struct rcu_head rcu_head;
spinlock_t busylock;
static inline bool qdisc_is_running(struct Qdisc *qdisc)
......@@ -2040,8 +2040,18 @@ static inline int __dev_xmit_skb(struct sk_buff *skb, struct Qdisc *q,
struct netdev_queue *txq)
spinlock_t *root_lock = qdisc_lock(q);
bool contended = qdisc_is_running(q);
int rc;
* Heuristic to force contended enqueues to serialize on a
* separate lock before trying to get qdisc main lock.
* This permits __QDISC_STATE_RUNNING owner to get the lock more often
* and dequeue packets faster.
if (unlikely(contended))
if (unlikely(test_bit(__QDISC_STATE_DEACTIVATED, &q->state))) {
......@@ -2056,19 +2066,30 @@ static inline int __dev_xmit_skb(struct sk_buff *skb, struct Qdisc *q,
if (!(dev->priv_flags & IFF_XMIT_DST_RELEASE))
__qdisc_update_bstats(q, skb->len);
if (sch_direct_xmit(skb, q, dev, txq, root_lock))
if (sch_direct_xmit(skb, q, dev, txq, root_lock)) {
if (unlikely(contended)) {
contended = false;
} else
} else {
rc = qdisc_enqueue_root(skb, q);
if (qdisc_run_begin(q)) {
if (unlikely(contended)) {
contended = false;
if (unlikely(contended))
return rc;
......@@ -561,6 +561,7 @@ struct Qdisc *qdisc_alloc(struct netdev_queue *dev_queue,
sch->ops = ops;
sch->enqueue = ops->enqueue;
sch->dequeue = ops->dequeue;
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