Patchwork [net-next,08/13] ixgbe: reduce PTP rx path overhead

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Submitter Jeff Kirsher
Date Oct. 30, 2012, 7:04 a.m.
Message ID <1351580670-8292-9-git-send-email-jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com>
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Permalink /patch/195310/
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Miller
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Jeff Kirsher - Oct. 30, 2012, 7:04 a.m.
From: Jiri Benc <jbenc@redhat.com>

Hw timestamping code caused performance regression in ixgbe driver when the
timestamping is not enabled. The culprit is IXGBE_READ_REG call in the Rx
path which is executed for every received skb. This call is not needed when
the timestamping is disabled or for non-ptp packets.

netperf results:

The ixgbe side of the connection was acting as a server, the netperf command
line on the other side was:
netperf -H 192.168.1.23 -T0,0 -t UDP_STREAM -l 20

The values below mean throughput as reported by netperf (local/remote), for
3 runs, with timestamping not enabled.

3.7.0-rc1+ with CONFIG_IXGBE_PTP off:
5373.83 / 3329.32
5721.88 / 3033.89
5653.42 / 3112.38

3.7.0-rc1+ with CONFIG_IXGBE_PTP on:
5233.64 / 1226.85
5448.67 / 1039.32
5421.36 / 1095.66

Patched 3.7.0-rc1+ with CONFIG_IXGBE_PTP on:
5594.72 / 2942.53
5428.95 / 3110.16
5343.56 / 3200.48

Reported-by: Jesper Brouer <jbrouer@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Benc <jbenc@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andy Gospodarek <gospo@redhat.com>
Tested-by: Phil Schmitt <phillip.j.schmitt@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com>
---
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_ptp.c | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_ptp.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_ptp.c
index 5e71ddb..842ba15 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_ptp.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_ptp.c
@@ -554,12 +554,14 @@  void ixgbe_ptp_rx_hwtstamp(struct ixgbe_q_vector *q_vector,
 	adapter = q_vector->adapter;
 	hw = &adapter->hw;
 
+	if (likely(!ixgbe_ptp_match(skb, adapter->rx_hwtstamp_filter)))
+		return;
+
 	tsyncrxctl = IXGBE_READ_REG(hw, IXGBE_TSYNCRXCTL);
 
 	/* Check if we have a valid timestamp and make sure the skb should
 	 * have been timestamped */
-	if (likely(!(tsyncrxctl & IXGBE_TSYNCRXCTL_VALID) ||
-		   !ixgbe_ptp_match(skb, adapter->rx_hwtstamp_filter)))
+	if (!(tsyncrxctl & IXGBE_TSYNCRXCTL_VALID))
 		return;
 
 	/*