Merge branch 'net/rds/4.3-v3' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/ssantosh/linux
Santosh Shilimkar says:
RDS: connection scalability and performance improvements
Re-sending the same patches from v3 again since my repost of
patch 05/14 from v3 was whitespace damaged.
Updated patch "[PATCH v2 05/14] RDS: defer the over_batch work to
send worker" as per David Miller's comment  to avoid the magic
value usage. Patch now makes use of already available but unused
send_batch_count module parameter. Rest of the patches are same as
earlier version v2 
Dropped "[PATCH 05/15] RDS: increase size of hash-table to 8K" from
earlier version . I plan to address the hash table scalability using
re-sizable hash tables as suggested by David Laight and David Miller 
This series addresses RDS connection bottlenecks on massive workloads and
improve the RDMA performance almost by 3X. RDS TCP also gets a small gain
of about 12%.
RDS is being used in massive systems with high scalability where several
hundred thousand end points and tens of thousands of local processes
are operating in tens of thousand sockets. Being RC(reliable connection),
socket bind and release happens very often and any inefficiencies in
bind hash look ups hurts the overall system performance. RDS bin hash-table
uses global spin-lock which is the biggest bottleneck. To make matter worst,
it uses rcu inside global lock for hash buckets.
This is being addressed by simply using per bucket rw lock which makes the
locking simple and very efficient. The hash table size is still an issue and
I plan to address it by using re-sizable hash tables as suggested on the list.
For RDS RDMA improvement, the completion handling is revamped so that we
can do batch completions. Both send and receive completion handlers are
split logically to achieve the same. RDS 8K messages being one of the
key usecase, mr pool is adapted to have the 8K mrs along with default 1M
mrs. And while doing this, few fixes and couple of bottlenecks seen with
rds_sendmsg() are addressed.
Series applies against 4.3-rc1 as well net-next. Its tested on Oracle
hardware with IB fabric for both bcopy as well as RDMA mode. RDS TCP is
tested with iXGB NIC. Like last time, iWARP transport is untested with
these changes. The patchset is also available at below git repo:
As a side note, the IB HCA driver I used for testing misses at least 3
important patches in upstream to see the full blown IB performance and
am hoping to get that in mainline with help of them.
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>