On Thu, 2016-09-22 at 09:30 -0700, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> On Thu, 2016-09-22 at 18:14 +0200, Paolo Abeni wrote:
> > I think that the idea behind using atomic ops directly on
> > sk_forward_alloc is to avoid adding other fields to the udp_socket. 
> > 
> > If we can add some fields to the udp_sock structure, the schema proposed
> > in this patch should fit better (modulo bugs ;-), always requiring a
> > single atomic operation at memory reclaiming time and at memory
> > allocation time.
> But do we want any additional atomic to begin with ?
> Given typical number of UDP sockets on a host, we could reserve/forward
> alloc at socket creation time, and when SO_RCVBUF is changed.

That would be very efficient and would probably work on most scenario,
but if/when the system will reach udp memory pressure things will be
very bad: forward allocation on open() will fail and nobody will be able
to create any new udp socket, right ?

We are working on a v2 incorporating the feedback of your previous email
- still keeping the new udp_sock fields.
It looks quite simpler than v1, will work reasonably well in memory
pressure scenario, and performance are measurably better than v1, most
probably comparable with the above solution, since usually no additional
atomic operations  (beyond sk_rmem_alloc updating) are performed on


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