4.15-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Tal Gilboa <ta...@mellanox.com>

[ Upstream commit 48bfc39791b8b4a25f165e711f18b9c1617cefbc ]

The default TX moderation mode was mistakenly set to CQE based. The
intention was to add a control ability in order to improve some specific
use-cases. In general, we prefer to use EQE based moderation as it gives
much better numbers for the common cases.

CQE based causes a degradation in the common case since it resets the
moderation timer on CQE generation. This causes an issue when TSO is
well utilized (large TSO sessions). The timer is set to 16us so traffic
of ~64KB TSO sessions per second would mean timer reset (CQE per TSO
session -> long time between CQEs). In this case we quickly reach the
tcp_limit_output_bytes (256KB by default) and cause a halt in TX traffic.

By setting EQE based moderation we make sure timer would expire after
16us regardless of the packet rate.
This fixes an up to 40% packet rate and up to 23% bandwidth degradtions.

Fixes: 0088cbbc4b66 ("net/mlx5e: Enable CQE based moderation on TX CQ")
Signed-off-by: Tal Gilboa <ta...@mellanox.com>
Signed-off-by: Saeed Mahameed <sae...@mellanox.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <da...@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gre...@linuxfoundation.org>
 drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_main.c |    8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_main.c
@@ -4075,7 +4075,7 @@ void mlx5e_build_nic_params(struct mlx5_
                            struct mlx5e_params *params,
                            u16 max_channels)
-       u8 cq_period_mode = 0;
+       u8 rx_cq_period_mode;
        u32 link_speed = 0;
        u32 pci_bw = 0;
@@ -4111,12 +4111,12 @@ void mlx5e_build_nic_params(struct mlx5_
        params->lro_timeout = mlx5e_choose_lro_timeout(mdev, 
        /* CQ moderation params */
-       cq_period_mode = MLX5_CAP_GEN(mdev, cq_period_start_from_cqe) ?
+       rx_cq_period_mode = MLX5_CAP_GEN(mdev, cq_period_start_from_cqe) ?
                        MLX5_CQ_PERIOD_MODE_START_FROM_CQE :
        params->rx_am_enabled = MLX5_CAP_GEN(mdev, cq_moderation);
-       mlx5e_set_rx_cq_mode_params(params, cq_period_mode);
-       mlx5e_set_tx_cq_mode_params(params, cq_period_mode);
+       mlx5e_set_rx_cq_mode_params(params, rx_cq_period_mode);
+       mlx5e_set_tx_cq_mode_params(params, MLX5_CQ_PERIOD_MODE_START_FROM_EQE);
        /* TX inline */
        params->tx_max_inline = mlx5e_get_max_inline_cap(mdev);

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