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authorJon Paul Maloy <jon.maloy@ericsson.com>2016-06-13 20:46:22 -0400
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2016-06-15 14:06:28 -0700
commit35c55c9877f8de0ab129fa1a309271d0ecc868b9 (patch)
tree5c8011a871be5083f1c36bdf4ca6c1e4168390c3 /net/tipc/addr.h
parentnet: vrf: Update flags and features settings (diff)
tipc: add neighbor monitoring framework
TIPC based clusters are by default set up with full-mesh link connectivity between all nodes. Those links are expected to provide a short failure detection time, by default set to 1500 ms. Because of this, the background load for neighbor monitoring in an N-node cluster increases with a factor N on each node, while the overall monitoring traffic through the network infrastructure increases at a ~(N * (N - 1)) rate. Experience has shown that such clusters don't scale well beyond ~100 nodes unless we significantly increase failure discovery tolerance. This commit introduces a framework and an algorithm that drastically reduces this background load, while basically maintaining the original failure detection times across the whole cluster. Using this algorithm, background load will now grow at a rate of ~(2 * sqrt(N)) per node, and at ~(2 * N * sqrt(N)) in traffic overhead. As an example, each node will now have to actively monitor 38 neighbors in a 400-node cluster, instead of as before 399. This "Overlapping Ring Supervision Algorithm" is completely distributed and employs no centralized or coordinated state. It goes as follows: - Each node makes up a linearly ascending, circular list of all its N known neighbors, based on their TIPC node identity. This algorithm must be the same on all nodes. - The node then selects the next M = sqrt(N) - 1 nodes downstream from itself in the list, and chooses to actively monitor those. This is called its "local monitoring domain". - It creates a domain record describing the monitoring domain, and piggy-backs this in the data area of all neighbor monitoring messages (LINK_PROTOCOL/STATE) leaving that node. This means that all nodes in the cluster eventually (default within 400 ms) will learn about its monitoring domain. - Whenever a node discovers a change in its local domain, e.g., a node has been added or has gone down, it creates and sends out a new version of its node record to inform all neighbors about the change. - A node receiving a domain record from anybody outside its local domain matches this against its own list (which may not look the same), and chooses to not actively monitor those members of the received domain record that are also present in its own list. Instead, it relies on indications from the direct monitoring nodes if an indirectly monitored node has gone up or down. If a node is indicated lost, the receiving node temporarily activates its own direct monitoring towards that node in order to confirm, or not, that it is actually gone. - Since each node is actively monitoring sqrt(N) downstream neighbors, each node is also actively monitored by the same number of upstream neighbors. This means that all non-direct monitoring nodes normally will receive sqrt(N) indications that a node is gone. - A major drawback with ring monitoring is how it handles failures that cause massive network partitionings. If both a lost node and all its direct monitoring neighbors are inside the lost partition, the nodes in the remaining partition will never receive indications about the loss. To overcome this, each node also chooses to actively monitor some nodes outside its local domain. Those nodes are called remote domain "heads", and are selected in such a way that no node in the cluster will be more than two direct monitoring hops away. Because of this, each node, apart from monitoring the member of its local domain, will also typically monitor sqrt(N) remote head nodes. - As an optimization, local list status, domain status and domain records are marked with a generation number. This saves senders from unnecessarily conveying unaltered domain records, and receivers from performing unneeded re-adaptations of their node monitoring list, such as re-assigning domain heads. - As a measure of caution we have added the possibility to disable the new algorithm through configuration. We do this by keeping a threshold value for the cluster size; a cluster that grows beyond this value will switch from full-mesh to ring monitoring, and vice versa when it shrinks below the value. This means that if the threshold is set to a value larger than any anticipated cluster size (default size is 32) the new algorithm is effectively disabled. A patch set for altering the threshold value and for listing the table contents will follow shortly. - This change is fully backwards compatible. Acked-by: Ying Xue <ying.xue@windriver.com> Signed-off-by: Jon Maloy <jon.maloy@ericsson.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/tipc/addr.h')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/net/tipc/addr.h b/net/tipc/addr.h
index 93f7c983be33..64f4004a6fac 100644
--- a/net/tipc/addr.h
+++ b/net/tipc/addr.h
@@ -73,4 +73,5 @@ int tipc_addr_node_valid(u32 addr);
int tipc_in_scope(u32 domain, u32 addr);
int tipc_addr_scope(u32 domain);
char *tipc_addr_string_fill(char *string, u32 addr);