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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH net-next RFC 0/5] xen-netback: TX grant mapping instead of copy

On 28/11/13 17:43, Ian Campbell wrote:
On Thu, 2013-11-28 at 17:37 +0000, Zoltan Kiss wrote:
Routing/firewalling domUs is as valid as bridging. There is nothing in
the slightest bit suboptimal about it.

If this use case regresses with this approach then I'm afraid that
either needs to be addressed or a different approach considered.

Anyway, I will try this out, and see if it really copies everything, and
get some numbers as well.


Now I managed to try it out. As I expected, Dom0 does copy the mapped page. The peak throuhput I could get was 6.6 Gbps, however it could keep that only for short periods, I guess when the unmapping was ideally batched. The average was 5.53. On the same machine the same 10 min iperf session, without my patches made the peak 5.9 while the average was 5.65. Do you think it is an acceptable regression? I used 3.12 Dom0 and guest kernel, the guest transmitted though a 10Gb card to a bare metal box.
I plan to look further if we can avoid somehow this:


So then this scenario can benefit from grant mapping.



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