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authorFlorian Westphal <fw@strlen.de>2014-07-24 16:50:32 +0200
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2014-07-27 22:34:35 -0700
commitb13d3cbfb8e8a8f53930af67d1ebf05149f32c24 (patch)
treee612cafb034853b303a0622c8acc05c53775b255 /Documentation/networking
parent86e93e470cadedda9181a2bd9aee1d9d2e5e9c0f (diff)
inet: frag: move eviction of queues to work queue
When the high_thresh limit is reached we try to toss the 'oldest' incomplete fragment queues until memory limits are below the low_thresh value. This happens in softirq/packet processing context. This has two drawbacks: 1) processors might evict a queue that was about to be completed by another cpu, because they will compete wrt. resource usage and resource reclaim. 2) LRU list maintenance is expensive. But when constantly overloaded, even the 'least recently used' element is recent, so removing 'lru' queue first is not 'fairer' than removing any other fragment queue. This moves eviction out of the fast path: When the low threshold is reached, a work queue is scheduled which then iterates over the table and removes the queues that exceed the memory limits of the namespace. It sets a new flag called INET_FRAG_EVICTED on the evicted queues so the proper counters will get incremented when the queue is forcefully expired. When the high threshold is reached, no more fragment queues are created until we're below the limit again. The LRU list is now unused and will be removed in a followup patch. Joint work with Nikolay Aleksandrov. Suggested-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com> Signed-off-by: Florian Westphal <fw@strlen.de> Signed-off-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
index f35bfe43bf7a..625c8dda4be7 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
@@ -104,7 +104,9 @@ ipfrag_high_thresh - INTEGER
is reached.
ipfrag_low_thresh - INTEGER
- See ipfrag_high_thresh
+ Maximum memory used to reassemble IP fragments before the kernel
+ begins to remove incomplete fragment queues to free up resources.
+ The kernel still accepts new fragments for defragmentation.
ipfrag_time - INTEGER
Time in seconds to keep an IP fragment in memory.

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