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From: Rajkumar Manoharan <rmanohar@codeaurora.org>
To: Roman Yeryomin <leroi.lists@gmail.com>
Cc: "Valo, Kalle" <kvalo@qca.qualcomm.com>,
	Michal Kazior <michal.kazior@tieto.com>,
	ath10k@lists.infradead.org, "Manoharan,
	Rajkumar" <rmanohar@qti.qualcomm.com>
Subject: Re: ath10k performance, master branch from 20160407
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 09:27:54 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <64e989f9150dadda9f02e6c2e728552a@codeaurora.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CACiydbLrM27V+Jzh-hJ4LhXaKEoiV9Hckw9B96OSXFKHT4Kctg@mail.gmail.com>

On 2016-05-16 04:29, Roman Yeryomin wrote:
> On 9 May 2016 at 15:26, Michal Kazior <michal.kazior@tieto.com> wrote:
>> Hi Roman,
>> 
>> On 22 April 2016 at 19:05, Roman Yeryomin <leroi.lists@gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>> On 19 April 2016 at 18:35, Valo, Kalle <kvalo@qca.qualcomm.com> 
>>> wrote:
>>>> Michal Kazior <michal.kazior@tieto.com> writes:
>>>> 
>>>>> On 19 April 2016 at 09:31, Roman Yeryomin <leroi.lists@gmail.com> 
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> On 19 April 2016 at 08:28, Michal Kazior <michal.kazior@tieto.com> 
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> If my hunch is right there's no easy (and proper) fix for that 
>>>>>>> now.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> One of the patchset patches (ath10k: implement wake_tx_queue) 
>>>>>>> starts
>>>>>>> to use mac80211 software queuing. This introduces extra induced
>>>>>>> latency and I'm guessing it results in fill-in-then-drain 
>>>>>>> sequences in
>>>>>>> some cases which end up being long enough to make fq_codel_drop 
>>>>>>> more
>>>>>>> work than normal.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> This is required for other changes and MU-MIMO performance
>>>>>>> improvements so this patch can't be removed.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> But qca988x doesn't support MU-MIMO, AFAIK.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Correct.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Can this be made chip dependent?
>>>>> 
>>>>> I guess it could but it'd arguably make the driver more complex and
>>>>> harder to maintain. What we want is a long-term fix, not a 
>>>>> short-term
>>>>> one.
>>>> 
>>>> But we should never go backwards and TCP dropping from 750 Mbps to 
>>>> ~550
>>>> Mbps is a huge drop, so this is not ok. We have to do something to 
>>>> fix
>>>> this, be it reverting the wake_tx_queue support, somehow disabling 
>>>> it by
>>>> default or something.
>>> 
>>> I would agree with Kalle here. This looks like very serious 
>>> regression.
>>> But I'm afraid I can only help with testing here.
>> 
>> Can you give the following patch a try, please? I didn't get to
>> reproduce your problem on a real AP135/AP152 board and instead tried
>> to simulate a slow uni-proc system via KVM and cooling_device in
>> sysfs. The patch does improve things in this synthetic setup for me.
>> 
>>   http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/ath10k/2016-May/007526.html
>> 
> 
> Unfortunately doesn't seem to make any difference at all (really, if
> there is, it's less than 10Mbps).
> Please see this thread also:
> https://lists.openwrt.org/pipermail/openwrt-devel/2016-May/041445.html
> That is with your and Eric's patch applied.
> 
Roman,

Can you please try without registering wake_tx_queue callback? software 
queuing is needed for devices that supports peer-flow-control.

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c 
b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
index 6829a08638b2..5df904169ded 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
@@ -7313,7 +7313,6 @@ ath10k_mac_op_switch_vif_chanctx(struct 
ieee80211_hw *hw,

  static const struct ieee80211_ops ath10k_ops = {
         .tx                             = ath10k_mac_op_tx,
-       .wake_tx_queue                  = ath10k_mac_op_wake_tx_queue,
         .start                          = ath10k_start,
         .stop                           = ath10k_stop,
         .config                         = ath10k_config,

-Rajkumar

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  reply	other threads:[~2016-05-16  3:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-04-08 14:44 Roman Yeryomin
2016-04-08 15:34 ` Manoharan, Rajkumar
2016-04-08 16:00   ` Roman Yeryomin
2016-04-08 16:41     ` Manoharan, Rajkumar
2016-04-08 17:19       ` Roman Yeryomin
2016-04-09  4:02         ` Manoharan, Rajkumar
2016-04-13 12:44           ` Roman Yeryomin
2016-04-17  9:28           ` Roman Yeryomin
2016-04-17 15:06             ` Manoharan, Rajkumar
2016-04-17 23:03               ` Roman Yeryomin
2016-04-18 13:00                 ` Roman Yeryomin
2016-04-19  5:28                   ` Michal Kazior
2016-04-19  7:31                     ` Roman Yeryomin
2016-04-19  7:43                       ` Michal Kazior
2016-04-19 15:35                         ` Valo, Kalle
2016-04-22 17:05                           ` Roman Yeryomin
2016-05-09 12:26                             ` Michal Kazior
2016-05-15 22:59                               ` Roman Yeryomin
2016-05-16  3:57                                 ` Rajkumar Manoharan [this message]
2016-04-22 17:03                         ` Roman Yeryomin
2016-04-22 17:02                     ` Roman Yeryomin
2016-04-20  9:03                 ` Michal Kazior
2016-04-12 10:16     ` Xue Liu

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