path: root/drivers/net/ethernet/netronome
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authorFred Lotter <frederik.lotter@netronome.com>2019-09-06 19:29:41 +0200
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2019-09-07 18:05:50 +0200
commit28abe579625249161f5de943b8f8713aa8c48452 (patch)
tree15bc9f10ab39ad07fbd5f3fae653d17aef19b952 /drivers/net/ethernet/netronome
parentnet: gso: Fix skb_segment splat when splitting gso_size mangled skb having linear-headed frag_list (diff)
nfp: flower: cmsg rtnl locks can timeout reify messages
Flower control message replies are handled in different locations. The truly high priority replies are handled in the BH (tasklet) context, while the remaining replies are handled in a predefined Linux work queue. The work queue handler orders replies into high and low priority groups, and always start servicing the high priority replies within the received batch first. Reply Type: Rtnl Lock: Handler: CMSG_TYPE_PORT_MOD no BH tasklet (mtu) CMSG_TYPE_TUN_NEIGH no BH tasklet CMSG_TYPE_FLOW_STATS no BH tasklet CMSG_TYPE_PORT_REIFY no WQ high CMSG_TYPE_PORT_MOD yes WQ high (link/mtu) CMSG_TYPE_MERGE_HINT yes WQ low CMSG_TYPE_NO_NEIGH no WQ low CMSG_TYPE_ACTIVE_TUNS no WQ low CMSG_TYPE_QOS_STATS no WQ low CMSG_TYPE_LAG_CONFIG no WQ low A subset of control messages can block waiting for an rtnl lock (from both work queue priority groups). The rtnl lock is heavily contended for by external processes such as systemd-udevd, systemd-network and libvirtd, especially during netdev creation, such as when flower VFs and representors are instantiated. Kernel netlink instrumentation shows that external processes (such as systemd-udevd) often use successive rtnl_trylock() sequences, which can result in an rtnl_lock() blocked control message to starve for longer periods of time during rtnl lock contention, i.e. netdev creation. In the current design a single blocked control message will block the entire work queue (both priorities), and introduce a latency which is nondeterministic and dependent on system wide rtnl lock usage. In some extreme cases, one blocked control message at exactly the wrong time, just before the maximum number of VFs are instantiated, can block the work queue for long enough to prevent VF representor REIFY replies from getting handled in time for the 40ms timeout. The firmware will deliver the total maximum number of REIFY message replies in around 300us. Only REIFY and MTU update messages require replies within a timeout period (of 40ms). The MTU-only updates are already done directly in the BH (tasklet) handler. Move the REIFY handler down into the BH (tasklet) in order to resolve timeouts caused by a blocked work queue waiting on rtnl locks. Signed-off-by: Fred Lotter <frederik.lotter@netronome.com> Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <simon.horman@netronome.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/net/ethernet/netronome')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/flower/cmsg.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/flower/cmsg.c
index d5bbe3d6048b..05981b54eaab 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/flower/cmsg.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/flower/cmsg.c
@@ -260,9 +260,6 @@ nfp_flower_cmsg_process_one_rx(struct nfp_app *app, struct sk_buff *skb)
type = cmsg_hdr->type;
switch (type) {
- nfp_flower_cmsg_portreify_rx(app, skb);
- break;
nfp_flower_cmsg_portmod_rx(app, skb);
@@ -328,8 +325,7 @@ nfp_flower_queue_ctl_msg(struct nfp_app *app, struct sk_buff *skb, int type)
struct nfp_flower_priv *priv = app->priv;
struct sk_buff_head *skb_head;
skb_head = &priv->cmsg_skbs_high;
skb_head = &priv->cmsg_skbs_low;
@@ -368,6 +364,10 @@ void nfp_flower_cmsg_rx(struct nfp_app *app, struct sk_buff *skb)
} else if (cmsg_hdr->type == NFP_FLOWER_CMSG_TYPE_TUN_NEIGH) {
/* Acks from the NFP that the route is added - ignore. */
+ } else if (cmsg_hdr->type == NFP_FLOWER_CMSG_TYPE_PORT_REIFY) {
+ /* Handle REIFY acks outside wq to prevent RTNL conflict. */
+ nfp_flower_cmsg_portreify_rx(app, skb);
+ dev_consume_skb_any(skb);
} else {
nfp_flower_queue_ctl_msg(app, skb, cmsg_hdr->type);