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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/7] Traffic control using high-resolution timer issue
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On Thu, Oct 01 2020 at 22:51, Erez Geva wrote:

Issue? You again fail to decribe the problem.

> - Add new schedule function for Qdisc watchdog.
> The function avoids reprogram if watchdog already expire
> before new expire.

Why can't the existing function not be changed to do that?

> - Use new schedule function in ETF.
>
> - Add ETF range value to kernel configuration.
> as the value is characteristic to Hardware.

No. That's completely wrong. Hardware properties need to be established
at boot/runtime otherwise you can't build a kernel which runs on
different platforms.

> +void qdisc_watchdog_schedule_soon_ns(struct qdisc_watchdog *wd, u64 expires,
> + u64 delta_ns)

schedule soon? That sounds like schedule it sooner than later, but I
don't care.

> +{
> + if (test_bit(__QDISC_STATE_DEACTIVATED,
> + &qdisc_root_sleeping(wd->qdisc)->state))
> + return;
> +
> + if (wd->last_expires == expires)
> + return;

How is this supposed to be valid without checking whether the timer is
queued in the first place?

Maybe the function name should be schedule_soon_or_not()

> + /**

Can you please use proper comment style? This is neither network comment
style nor the regular sane kernel comment style. It's kerneldoc comment
style which is reserved for function and struct documentation.

> + * If expires is in [0, now + delta_ns],
> + * do not program it.

This range info is just confusing. Just use plain english.

> + */
> + if (expires <= ktime_to_ns(hrtimer_cb_get_time(&wd->timer)) + delta_ns)
> + return;

So if the watchdog is NOT queued and expiry < now + delta_ns then this
returns and nothing starts the timer ever.

That might all be correct, but without any useful explanation it looks
completely bogus.

> + /**
> + * If timer is already set in [0, expires + delta_ns],
> + * do not reprogram it.
> + */
> + if (hrtimer_is_queued(&wd->timer) &&
> + wd->last_expires <= expires + delta_ns)
> + return;
> +
> + wd->last_expires = expires;
> + hrtimer_start_range_ns(&wd->timer,
> + ns_to_ktime(expires),
> + delta_ns,
> + HRTIMER_MODE_ABS_PINNED);
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(qdisc_watchdog_schedule_soon_ns);
> +
> void qdisc_watchdog_cancel(struct qdisc_watchdog *wd)
> {
> hrtimer_cancel(&wd->timer);
> diff --git a/net/sched/sch_etf.c b/net/sched/sch_etf.c
> index c48f91075b5c..48b2868c4672 100644
> --- a/net/sched/sch_etf.c
> +++ b/net/sched/sch_etf.c
> @@ -20,6 +20,11 @@
> #include <net/pkt_sched.h>
> #include <net/sock.h>
>
> +#ifdef CONFIG_NET_SCH_ETF_TIMER_RANGE
> +#define NET_SCH_ETF_TIMER_RANGE CONFIG_NET_SCH_ETF_TIMER_RANGE
> +#else
> +#define NET_SCH_ETF_TIMER_RANGE (5 * NSEC_PER_USEC)
> +#endif
> #define DEADLINE_MODE_IS_ON(x) ((x)->flags & TC_ETF_DEADLINE_MODE_ON)
> #define OFFLOAD_IS_ON(x) ((x)->flags & TC_ETF_OFFLOAD_ON)
> #define SKIP_SOCK_CHECK_IS_SET(x) ((x)->flags & TC_ETF_SKIP_SOCK_CHECK)
> @@ -128,8 +133,9 @@ static void reset_watchdog(struct Qdisc *sch)
> return;
> }
>
> - next = ktime_sub_ns(skb->tstamp, q->delta);
> - qdisc_watchdog_schedule_ns(&q->watchdog, ktime_to_ns(next));
> + next = ktime_sub_ns(skb->tstamp, q->delta + NET_SCH_ETF_TIMER_RANGE);
> + qdisc_watchdog_schedule_soon_ns(&q->watchdog, ktime_to_ns(next),
> + NET_SCH_ETF_TIMER_RANGE);

This is changing 5 things at once. That's just wrong.

patch 1: Add the new function and explain why it's required

patch 2: Make reset_watchdog() use it

patch 3: Add a mechanism to retrieve the magic hardware range from the
underlying hardware driver and add that value to q->delta or
set q->delta to it. Whatever makes sense. The current solution
makes no sense at all

Thanks,
tglx

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