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authorBjörn Töpel <bjorn.topel@intel.com>2020-11-30 19:51:56 +0100
committerDaniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>2020-12-01 00:09:25 +0100
commit7fd3253a7de6a317a0683f83739479fb880bffc8 (patch)
tree8490a9756c6a4a7f5078fd856f23b568703e3680 /arch/alpha/include
parentselftests/bpf: Fix flavored variants of test_ima (diff)
net: Introduce preferred busy-polling
The existing busy-polling mode, enabled by the SO_BUSY_POLL socket option or system-wide using the /proc/sys/net/core/busy_read knob, is an opportunistic. That means that if the NAPI context is not scheduled, it will poll it. If, after busy-polling, the budget is exceeded the busy-polling logic will schedule the NAPI onto the regular softirq handling. One implication of the behavior above is that a busy/heavy loaded NAPI context will never enter/allow for busy-polling. Some applications prefer that most NAPI processing would be done by busy-polling. This series adds a new socket option, SO_PREFER_BUSY_POLL, that works in concert with the napi_defer_hard_irqs and gro_flush_timeout knobs. The napi_defer_hard_irqs and gro_flush_timeout knobs were introduced in commit 6f8b12d661d0 ("net: napi: add hard irqs deferral feature"), and allows for a user to defer interrupts to be enabled and instead schedule the NAPI context from a watchdog timer. When a user enables the SO_PREFER_BUSY_POLL, again with the other knobs enabled, and the NAPI context is being processed by a softirq, the softirq NAPI processing will exit early to allow the busy-polling to be performed. If the application stops performing busy-polling via a system call, the watchdog timer defined by gro_flush_timeout will timeout, and regular softirq handling will resume. In summary; Heavy traffic applications that prefer busy-polling over softirq processing should use this option. Example usage: $ echo 2 | sudo tee /sys/class/net/ens785f1/napi_defer_hard_irqs $ echo 200000 | sudo tee /sys/class/net/ens785f1/gro_flush_timeout Note that the timeout should be larger than the userspace processing window, otherwise the watchdog will timeout and fall back to regular softirq processing. Enable the SO_BUSY_POLL/SO_PREFER_BUSY_POLL options on your socket. Signed-off-by: Björn Töpel <bjorn.topel@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net> Reviewed-by: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/bpf/20201130185205.196029-2-bjorn.topel@gmail.com
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diff --git a/arch/alpha/include/uapi/asm/socket.h b/arch/alpha/include/uapi/asm/socket.h
index de6c4df61082..538359642554 100644
--- a/arch/alpha/include/uapi/asm/socket.h
+++ b/arch/alpha/include/uapi/asm/socket.h
@@ -124,6 +124,8 @@
#if !defined(__KERNEL__)
#if __BITS_PER_LONG == 64