Commit 8b5553ac authored by Committed by Jakub KicinskiBrowse files
wireguard: queueing: get rid of per-peer ring buffers
Having two ring buffers per-peer means that every peer results in two massive ring allocations. On an 8-core x86_64 machine, this commit reduces the per-peer allocation from 18,688 bytes to 1,856 bytes, which is an 90% reduction. Ninety percent! With some single-machine deployments approaching 500,000 peers, we're talking about a reduction from 7 gigs of memory down to 700 megs of memory. In order to get rid of these per-peer allocations, this commit switches to using a list-based queueing approach. Currently GSO fragments are chained together using the skb->next pointer (the skb_list_* singly linked list approach), so we form the per-peer queue around the unused skb->prev pointer (which sort of makes sense because the links are pointing backwards). Use of skb_queue_* is not possible here, because that is based on doubly linked lists and spinlocks. Multiple cores can write into the queue at any given time, because its writes occur in the start_xmit pa...
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