From: Edward Cree <ec...@solarflare.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:02:50 +0100
> A misconfigured system (e.g. with all interrupts affinitised to all CPUs)
> may produce a storm of ARFS steering events. With the existing sfc ARFS
> implementation, that could create a backlog of workitems that grinds the
> system to a halt. To prevent this, limit the number of workitems that
> may be in flight for a given SFC device to 8 (EFX_RPS_MAX_IN_FLIGHT), and
> return EBUSY from our ndo_rx_flow_steer method if the limit is reached.
> Given this limit, also store the workitems in an array of slots within the
> struct efx_nic, rather than dynamically allocating for each request.
> Signed-off-by: Edward Cree <ec...@solarflare.com>
I don't think this behavior is all that great.
If you really have to queue up these operations because they take a long
time, I think it is better to enter a synchronous mode and sleep once
you hit this in-flight limit of 8.
Either that or make the expiration work smarter when it has lots of events