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From: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@canonical.com>
To: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: davem@davemloft.net, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, avagin@virtuozzo.com,
	ktkhai@virtuozzo.com, serge@hallyn.com,
	gregkh@linuxfoundation.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 2/2] netns: isolate seqnums to use per-netns locks
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:56:28 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180420135627.GA8350@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180418215246.GA24000@gmail.com>

On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 11:52:47PM +0200, Christian Brauner wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 11:55:52AM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com> writes:
> > 
> > > Now that it's possible to have a different set of uevents in different
> > > network namespaces, per-network namespace uevent sequence numbers are
> > > introduced. This increases performance as locking is now restricted to the
> > > network namespace affected by the uevent rather than locking
> > > everything.
> > 
> > Numbers please.  I personally expect that the netlink mc_list issues
> > will swamp any benefit you get from this.
> 
> I wouldn't see how this would be the case. The gist of this is:
> Everytime you send a uevent into a network namespace *not* owned by
> init_user_ns you currently *have* to take mutex_lock(uevent_sock_list)
> effectively blocking the host from processing uevents even though
> - the uevent you're receiving might be totally different from the
>   uevent that you're sending
> - the uevent socket of the non-init_user_ns owned network namespace
>   isn't even recorded in the list.
> 
> The other argument is that we now have properly isolated network
> namespaces wrt to uevents such that each netns can have its own set of
> uevents. This can either happen by a sufficiently privileged userspace
> process sending it uevents that are only dedicated to that specific
> netns. Or - and this *has been true for a long time* - because network
> devices are *properly namespaced*. Meaning a uevent for that network
> device is *tied to a network namespace*. For both cases the uevent
> sequence numbering will be absolutely misleading. For example, whenever
> you create e.g. a new veth device in a new network namespace it
> shouldn't be accounted against the initial network namespace but *only*
> against the network namespace that has that device added to it.

Eric, I did the testing. Here's what I did:

I compiled two 4.17-rc1 Kernels:
- one with per netns uevent seqnums with decoupled locking
- one without per netns uevent seqnums with decoupled locking

# Testcase 1:
Only Injecting Uevents into network namespaces not owned by the initial user
namespace.
- created 1000 new user namespace + network namespace pairs
- opened a uevent listener in each of those namespace pairs
- injected uevents into each of those network namespaces 10,000 times meaning
  10,000,000 (10 million) uevents were injected. (The high number of
  uevent injections should get rid of a lot of jitter.)
- Calculated the mean transaction time.
- *without* uevent sequence number namespacing:
  67 μs
- *with* uevent sequence number namespacing:
  55 μs
- makes a difference of 12 μs

# Testcase 2:
Injecting Uevents into network namespaces not owned by the initial user
namespace and network namespaces owned by the initial user namespace.
- created 500 new user namespace + network namespace pairs
- created 500 new network namespace pairs
- opened a uevent listener in each of those namespace pairs
- injected uevents into each of those network namespaces 10,000 times meaning
  10,000,000 (10 million) uevents were injected. (The high number of
  uevent injections should get rid of a lot of jitter.)
- Calculated the mean transaction time.
- *without* uevent sequence number namespacing:
  572 μs
- *with* uevent sequence number namespacing:
  514 μs
- makes a difference of 58 μs

So there's performance gain. The third case would be to create a bunch
of hanging processes that send SIGSTOP to themselves but do not actually
open a uevent socket in their respective namespaces and then inject
uevents into them. I expect there to be an even more performance
benefits since the rtnl_table_lock() isn't hit in this case because
there are no listeners.

Christian

  reply	other threads:[~2018-04-20 13:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-18 15:21 [PATCH net-next 0/2] netns: uevent performance tweaks Christian Brauner
2018-04-18 15:21 ` [PATCH net-next 1/2] netns: restrict uevents Christian Brauner
2018-04-18 15:21 ` [PATCH net-next 2/2] netns: isolate seqnums to use per-netns locks Christian Brauner
2018-04-18 16:55   ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-04-18 21:52     ` Christian Brauner
2018-04-20 13:56       ` Christian Brauner [this message]
2018-04-20 16:16         ` Christian Brauner
2018-04-21 15:49           ` Christian Brauner
2018-04-23  2:39   ` kbuild test robot
2018-04-23 10:12     ` Christian Brauner

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