On Thu, 1 Feb 2018 a bug that doesn't want repl...@freebsd.org wrote:
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=225535 ... --- Comment #21 from Aleksander Derevianko <ae...@list.ru> --- OK, problem solved. 12-hours test doesn't show any delays longer then 1 ms. For the future reference, only following parameters must be set in /etc/sysctl.conf: -------------------------------------------------- # Exact clock for nanosleep() kern.timecounter.alloweddeviation=0 # Disable random delays in network/adapter code kern.eventtimer.periodic=1 -------------------------------------------------- All other parameters (boot.loader) can be left as system defaults. Closing defect with "Works As Intended" because it's possible to solve just in OS configuration.
It doesn't work as intended. kern.timecounter.alloweddeviation=0 might be the correct setting for the default, since nonzero gives many other suprising behaviours (like "time sleep 1" usually appearing to sleep for precisely 1 second in old versions of FreeBSD despite a large timer granularity (10 msec, the same as time(1)), while under -current it often sleeps by up to about 66 msec extra despite (actually because of) a timer granularity of 1 msec (actually much smaller, provided the caller asks for it). High resolution timers can be inefficient and are usually not needed, so FreeBSD allows inaccuracy of about 5% by default, up to an interval of about 1 second (time sleep 10 has the same absolute inaccuracy of up to about 66 msec, but that is only 0.66% relative inaccuracy). Changing kern.timecounter.alloweddeviation to 0 breaks the optimization for all uses to fix only 1 known problem here. The main bug here are probably that some TCP or application timer doesn't ask for the high resolution that it needs (I don't know how to specify the resolution for applications, and there are security problems with allowing it to be small). The timeouts are apparently long, so 5% relative is a lot absolute. I think 5% relative should only apply to short timeouts, say 10 msec instead of 1 second. kern.eventtimer.periodic=1 is never the correct setting except with buggy hardware. It turns off most of the new timer code, and breaks setting of resolutions below 1/HZ. I actually prefer simpler timeout code with only periodic timers supported, and rarely need high resolutions, but I also prefer large HZ and the new timer code works better with that provided kern.eventtimer.periodic is not 1. Periodic timers can be more efficient but this doesn't show up in my benchmarks. Since kern.eventtimer.periodic=1 seems to help, there might be further bugs, but I suspect this is an artifact of the measurements. With periodic timers, everything tends to wake up at the same time and see only constant differences in times (of an integer times the timeout period). Worse, activity between timeout interrupts tends to be invisible. Bruce _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-net To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-net-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"