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SubjectRe: REGRESSION f54b311142a92ea2e42598e347b84e1655caf8e3 tcp auto corking slows down iSCSI file system creation by factor of 70 [WAS: 4 TB VMFS creation takes 15 minutes vs 26 seconds]
Hello Eric,

> > BTW this problem demonstrates there is room for improvement in iCSCI,
> > using MSG_MORE to avoid sending two small segments in separate frames.

> With the fix, new pcap is more explicit about this suboptimal behavior :

> 05:34:16.280900 IP 10.101.0.13.41531 > 10.101.99.5.3260: Flags [.], ack 54353, win 514, options [nop,nop,TS val 1732452 ecr 4294935370], length 0
> 05:34:16.280949 IP 10.101.0.13.41531 > 10.101.99.5.3260: Flags [P.], seq 5328:5376, ack 54353, win 514, options [nop,nop,TS val 1732452 ecr 4294935370], length 48

> 05:34:16.280982 IP 10.101.99.5.3260 > 10.101.0.13.41531: Flags [P.], seq 54353:54401, ack 5376, win 235, options [nop,nop,TS val 4294935370 ecr 1732452], length 48
> 05:34:16.281000 IP 10.101.99.5.3260 > 10.101.0.13.41531: Flags [P.], seq 54401:54913, ack 5376, win 235, options [nop,nop,TS val 4294935370 ecr 1732452], length 512

> 05:34:16.281107 IP 10.101.0.13.41531 > 10.101.99.5.3260: Flags [.], ack 54913, win 514, options [nop,nop,TS val 1732452 ecr 4294935370], length 0
> 05:34:16.281157 IP 10.101.0.13.41531 > 10.101.99.5.3260: Flags [P.], seq 5376:5424, ack 54913, win 514, options [nop,nop,TS val 1732452 ecr 4294935370], length 48

> 05:34:16.281190 IP 10.101.99.5.3260 > 10.101.0.13.41531: Flags [P.], seq 54913:54961, ack 5424, win 235, options [nop,nop,TS val 4294935370 ecr 1732452], length 48
> 05:34:16.281208 IP 10.101.99.5.3260 > 10.101.0.13.41531: Flags [P.], seq 54961:55473, ack 5424, win 235, options [nop,nop,TS val 4294935370 ecr 1732452], length 512

> 05:34:16.281337 IP 10.101.0.13.41531 > 10.101.99.5.3260: Flags [.], ack 55473, win 514, options [nop,nop,TS val 1732452 ecr 4294935370], length 0
> 05:34:16.281390 IP 10.101.0.13.41531 > 10.101.99.5.3260: Flags [P.], seq 5424:5472, ack 55473, win 514, options [nop,nop,TS val 1732452 ecr 4294935370], length 48

> 05:34:16.281423 IP 10.101.99.5.3260 > 10.101.0.13.41531: Flags [P.], seq 55473:55521, ack 5472, win 235, options [nop,nop,TS val 4294935370 ecr 1732452], length 48
> 05:34:16.281440 IP 10.101.99.5.3260 > 10.101.0.13.41531: Flags [P.], seq 55521:56033, ack 5472, win 235, options [nop,nop,TS val 4294935370 ecr 1732452], length 512

I get the idea. However I'm a little bit confused, when I do a 'git grep
MSG_MORE' I don't see much references in the Linux kernel who use it at
all. So do you have an example for me where this flags needs to be
applied?

Cheers,
Thomas


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