Commit 0a6b2a1d authored by Eric Dumazet's avatar Eric Dumazet Committed by David S. Miller
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tcp: switch to GSO being always on

Oleksandr Natalenko reported performance issues with BBR without FQ
packet scheduler that were root caused to lack of SG and GSO/TSO on
his configuration.

In this mode, TCP internal pacing has to setup a high resolution timer
for each MSS sent.

We could implement in TCP a strategy similar to the one adopted
in commit fefa569a

 ("net_sched: sch_fq: account for schedule/timers drifts")
or decide to finally switch TCP stack to a GSO only mode.

This has many benefits :

1) Most TCP developments are done with TSO in mind.
2) Less high-resolution timers needs to be armed for TCP-pacing
3) GSO can benefit of xmit_more hint
4) Receiver GRO is more effective (as if TSO was used for real on sender)
   -> Lower ACK traffic
5) Write queues have less overhead (one skb holds about 64KB of payload)
6) SACK coalescing just works.
7) rtx rb-tree contains less packets, SACK is cheaper.

This patch implements the minimum patch, but we can remove some legacy
code as follow ups.


On 40Gbit link, one netperf -t TCP_STREAM

sg on:  26 Gbits/sec
sg off: 15.7 Gbits/sec   (was 2.3 Gbit before patch)

sg on:  24.2 Gbits/sec
sg off: 14.9 Gbits/sec  (was 0.66 Gbit before patch !!! )

sg on:  24.4 Gbits/sec
sg off: 15 Gbits/sec  (was 0.66 Gbit before patch !!! )

Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Dumazet <>
Reported-by: default avatarOleksandr Natalenko <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 960103ff
......@@ -417,6 +417,7 @@ struct sock {
struct page_frag sk_frag;
netdev_features_t sk_route_caps;
netdev_features_t sk_route_nocaps;
netdev_features_t sk_route_forced_caps;
int sk_gso_type;
unsigned int sk_gso_max_size;
gfp_t sk_allocation;
......@@ -1777,7 +1777,7 @@ void sk_setup_caps(struct sock *sk, struct dst_entry *dst)
u32 max_segs = 1;
sk_dst_set(sk, dst);
sk->sk_route_caps = dst->dev->features;
sk->sk_route_caps = dst->dev->features | sk->sk_route_forced_caps;
if (sk->sk_route_caps & NETIF_F_GSO)
sk->sk_route_caps |= NETIF_F_GSO_SOFTWARE;
sk->sk_route_caps &= ~sk->sk_route_nocaps;
......@@ -453,6 +453,7 @@ void tcp_init_sock(struct sock *sk)
sk->sk_rcvbuf = sock_net(sk)->ipv4.sysctl_tcp_rmem[1];
sk->sk_route_forced_caps = NETIF_F_GSO;
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