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[v2,04/12] svcrdma: Increase the per-transport rw_ctx count

Message ID 170708861688.28128.16380294131274226696.stgit@bazille.1015granger.net (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series NFSD RDMA transport improvements | expand

Commit Message

Chuck Lever Feb. 4, 2024, 11:16 p.m. UTC
From: Chuck Lever <chuck.lever@oracle.com>

rdma_rw_mr_factor() returns the smallest number of MRs needed to
move a particular number of pages. svcrdma currently asks for the
number of MRs needed to move RPCSVC_MAXPAGES (a little over one
megabyte), as that is the number of pages in the largest r/wsize
the server supports.

This call assumes that the client's NIC can bundle a full one
megabyte payload in a single rdma_segment. In fact, most NICs cannot
handle a full megabyte with a single rkey / rdma_segment. Clients
will typically split even a single Read chunk into many segments.

The server needs one MR to read each rdma_segment in a Read chunk,
and thus each one needs an rw_ctx.

svcrdma has been vastly underestimating the number of rw_ctxs needed
to handle 64 RPC requests with large Read chunks using small

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a good way to estimate this
number without knowing the client NIC's capabilities. Even then,
the client RPC/RDMA implementation is still free to split a chunk
into smaller segments (for example, it might be using physical
registration, which needs an rdma_segment per page).

The best we can do for now is choose a number that will guarantee
forward progress in the worst case (one page per segment).

At some later point, we could add some mechanisms to make this
much less of a problem:
- Add a core API to add more rw_ctxs to an already-established QP
- svcrdma could treat rw_ctx exhaustion as a temporary error and
  try again
- Limit the number of Reads in flight

Signed-off-by: Chuck Lever <chuck.lever@oracle.com>
 net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_transport.c |    9 +++++++--
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_transport.c b/net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_transport.c
index 839c0e80e5cd..2b1c16b9547d 100644
--- a/net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_transport.c
+++ b/net/sunrpc/xprtrdma/svc_rdma_transport.c
@@ -422,8 +422,13 @@  static struct svc_xprt *svc_rdma_accept(struct svc_xprt *xprt)
 		newxprt->sc_max_requests = rq_depth - 2;
 		newxprt->sc_max_bc_requests = 2;
-	ctxts = rdma_rw_mr_factor(dev, newxprt->sc_port_num, RPCSVC_MAXPAGES);
-	ctxts *= newxprt->sc_max_requests;
+	/* Arbitrarily estimate the number of rw_ctxs needed for
+	 * this transport. This is enough rw_ctxs to make forward
+	 * progress even if the client is using one rkey per page
+	 * in each Read chunk.
+	 */
+	ctxts = 3 * RPCSVC_MAXPAGES;
 	newxprt->sc_sq_depth = rq_depth + ctxts;
 	if (newxprt->sc_sq_depth > dev->attrs.max_qp_wr)
 		newxprt->sc_sq_depth = dev->attrs.max_qp_wr;