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SubjectRe: [PATCH] RDMA/mlx4: Spread completion vectors for proxy CQs
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> On 10 Jun 2019, at 19:53, Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ziepe.ca> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 07:33:02PM +0100, Håkon Bugge wrote:
>> MAD packet sending/receiving is not properly virtualized in
>> CX-3. Hence, these are proxied through the PF driver. The proxying
>> uses UD QPs. The associated CQs are created with completion vector
>> zero.
>>
>> This leads to great imbalance in CPU processing, in particular during
>> heavy RDMA CM traffic.
>>
>> Solved by selecting the completion vector on a round-robin base.
>>
>> The imbalance can be demonstrated in a bare-metal environment, where
>> two nodes have instantiated 8 VFs each. This using dual ported HCAs,
>> so we have 16 vPorts per physical server.
>>
>> 64 processes are associated with each vPort and creates and destroys
>> one QP for each of the remote 64 processes. That is, 1024 QPs per
>> vPort, all in all 16K QPs. The QPs are created/destroyed using the
>> CM.
>>
>> Before this commit, we have (excluding all completion IRQs with zero
>> interrupts):
>>
>> 396: mlx4-1@0000:94:00.0 199126
>> 397: mlx4-2@0000:94:00.0 1
>>
>> With this commit:
>>
>> 396: mlx4-1@0000:94:00.0 12568
>> 397: mlx4-2@0000:94:00.0 50772
>> 398: mlx4-3@0000:94:00.0 10063
>> 399: mlx4-4@0000:94:00.0 50753
>> 400: mlx4-5@0000:94:00.0 6127
>> 401: mlx4-6@0000:94:00.0 6114
>> []
>> 414: mlx4-19@0000:94:00.0 6122
>> 415: mlx4-20@0000:94:00.0 6117
>>
>> The added pr_info shows:
>>
>> create_pv_resources: slave:0 port:1, vector:0, num_comp_vectors:62
>> create_pv_resources: slave:0 port:1, vector:1, num_comp_vectors:62
>> create_pv_resources: slave:0 port:2, vector:2, num_comp_vectors:62
>> create_pv_resources: slave:0 port:2, vector:3, num_comp_vectors:62
>> create_pv_resources: slave:1 port:1, vector:4, num_comp_vectors:62
>> create_pv_resources: slave:1 port:2, vector:5, num_comp_vectors:62
>> []
>> create_pv_resources: slave:8 port:2, vector:18, num_comp_vectors:62
>> create_pv_resources: slave:8 port:1, vector:19, num_comp_vectors:62
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Håkon Bugge <haakon.bugge@oracle.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/infiniband/hw/mlx4/mad.c | 4 ++++
>> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
>
> This has been on patchworks for too long. Is it still relevant, or
> were you going to respin this with Chuck's 'least loaded' idea?

Let me send a commit based on the least loaded idea this week.


Thxs, Håkon

>
> Thanks,
> Jason

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