[ovs-dev] [PATCH v3] vswitchd: Make packet-in controller queue size configurable

Dumitru Ceara dceara at redhat.com
Fri Aug 2 08:29:52 UTC 2019


The ofconn packet-in queue for packets that can't be immediately sent
on the rconn connection was limited to 100 packets (hardcoded value).
While increasing this limit is usually not recommended as it might
create buffer bloat and increase latency, in scaled scenarios it is
useful if the administrator (or CMS) can adjust the queue size.

One such situation was noticed while performing scale testing of the
OVN IGMP functionality: triggering ~200 simultaneous IGMP reports
was causing tail drops on the packet-in queue towards ovn-controller.

This commit adds the possibility to configure the queue size for:
- management controller (br-int.mgmt): through the
  other_config:controller-queue-size column of the Bridge table. This
  value is limited to 512 as large queues definitely affect latency. If
  not present the default value of 100 is used. This is done in order to
  maintain the same default behavior as before the commit.
- other controllers: through the controller_queue_size column of the
  Controller table. This value is also limited to 512. If not present
  the code uses the Bridge:other_config:controller-queue-size
  configuration.

Signed-off-by: Dumitru Ceara <dceara at redhat.com>

---
v3: Remove trailing whitespace.
v2: Address reviewer comments (increase vswitch.vsschema version &
    reword docs).
---
 ofproto/connmgr.c          |  6 +++++-
 ofproto/ofproto.h          |  1 +
 vswitchd/bridge.c          | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 vswitchd/vswitch.ovsschema |  9 +++++++--
 vswitchd/vswitch.xml       | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
 5 files changed, 60 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ofproto/connmgr.c b/ofproto/connmgr.c
index d975a53..51d656c 100644
--- a/ofproto/connmgr.c
+++ b/ofproto/connmgr.c
@@ -74,6 +74,7 @@ struct ofconn {
     enum ofputil_packet_in_format packet_in_format;
 
     /* OFPT_PACKET_IN related data. */
+    int packet_in_queue_size;
     struct rconn_packet_counter *packet_in_counter; /* # queued on 'rconn'. */
 #define N_SCHEDULERS 2
     struct pinsched *schedulers[N_SCHEDULERS];
@@ -1176,6 +1177,7 @@ ofconn_create(struct ofservice *ofservice, struct rconn *rconn,
     ofconn_set_protocol(ofconn, OFPUTIL_P_NONE);
     ofconn->packet_in_format = OFPUTIL_PACKET_IN_STD;
 
+    ofconn->packet_in_queue_size = settings->max_pktq_size;
     ofconn->packet_in_counter = rconn_packet_counter_create();
     ofconn->miss_send_len = (ofconn->type == OFCONN_PRIMARY
                              ? OFP_DEFAULT_MISS_SEND_LEN
@@ -1263,6 +1265,7 @@ ofconn_reconfigure(struct ofconn *ofconn, const struct ofproto_controller *c)
     rconn_set_probe_interval(ofconn->rconn, probe_interval);
 
     ofconn->band = c->band;
+    ofconn->packet_in_queue_size = c->max_pktq_size;
 
     ofconn_set_rate_limit(ofconn, c->rate_limit, c->burst_limit);
 
@@ -1676,7 +1679,8 @@ do_send_packet_ins(struct ofconn *ofconn, struct ovs_list *txq)
 
     LIST_FOR_EACH_POP (pin, list_node, txq) {
         if (rconn_send_with_limit(ofconn->rconn, pin,
-                                  ofconn->packet_in_counter, 100) == EAGAIN) {
+                                  ofconn->packet_in_counter,
+                                  ofconn->packet_in_queue_size) == EAGAIN) {
             static struct vlog_rate_limit rll = VLOG_RATE_LIMIT_INIT(5, 5);
 
             VLOG_INFO_RL(&rll, "%s: dropping packet-in due to queue overflow",
diff --git a/ofproto/ofproto.h b/ofproto/ofproto.h
index 6e4afff..b53ea03 100644
--- a/ofproto/ofproto.h
+++ b/ofproto/ofproto.h
@@ -234,6 +234,7 @@ struct ofproto_controller {
                                  * be negotiated for a session. */
 
     /* OpenFlow packet-in rate-limiting. */
+    int max_pktq_size;          /* Maximum number of packet-in to be queued. */
     int rate_limit;             /* Max packet-in rate in packets per second. */
     int burst_limit;            /* Limit on accumulating packet credits. */
 
diff --git a/vswitchd/bridge.c b/vswitchd/bridge.c
index 2976771..f9d17b7 100644
--- a/vswitchd/bridge.c
+++ b/vswitchd/bridge.c
@@ -227,6 +227,11 @@ static struct if_notifier *ifnotifier;
 static struct seq *ifaces_changed;
 static uint64_t last_ifaces_changed;
 
+/* Default/min/max packet-in queue sizes towards the controllers. */
+#define BRIDGE_CONTROLLER_PACKET_QUEUE_DEFAULT_SIZE 100
+#define BRIDGE_CONTROLLER_PACKET_QUEUE_MIN_SIZE 1
+#define BRIDGE_CONTROLLER_PACKET_QUEUE_MAX_SIZE 512
+
 static void add_del_bridges(const struct ovsrec_open_vswitch *);
 static void bridge_run__(void);
 static void bridge_create(const struct ovsrec_bridge *);
@@ -1117,6 +1122,25 @@ bridge_get_allowed_versions(struct bridge *br)
                                          br->cfg->n_protocols);
 }
 
+static int
+bridge_get_controller_queue_size(struct bridge *br,
+                                 struct ovsrec_controller *c)
+{
+    if (c && c->controller_queue_size) {
+        return *c->controller_queue_size;
+    }
+
+    int queue_size = smap_get_int(&br->cfg->other_config,
+                                  "controller-queue-size",
+                                  BRIDGE_CONTROLLER_PACKET_QUEUE_DEFAULT_SIZE);
+    if (queue_size < BRIDGE_CONTROLLER_PACKET_QUEUE_MIN_SIZE ||
+            queue_size > BRIDGE_CONTROLLER_PACKET_QUEUE_MAX_SIZE) {
+        return BRIDGE_CONTROLLER_PACKET_QUEUE_DEFAULT_SIZE;
+    }
+
+    return queue_size;
+}
+
 /* Set NetFlow configuration on 'br'. */
 static void
 bridge_configure_netflow(struct bridge *br)
@@ -3605,6 +3629,7 @@ bridge_configure_remotes(struct bridge *br,
         .band = OFPROTO_OUT_OF_BAND,
         .enable_async_msgs = true,
         .allowed_versions = bridge_get_allowed_versions(br),
+        .max_pktq_size = bridge_get_controller_queue_size(br, NULL),
     };
     shash_add_nocopy(
         &ocs, xasprintf("punix:%s/%s.mgmt", ovs_rundir(), br->name), oc);
@@ -3680,6 +3705,7 @@ bridge_configure_remotes(struct bridge *br,
             .enable_async_msgs = (!c->enable_async_messages
                                   || *c->enable_async_messages),
             .allowed_versions = bridge_get_allowed_versions(br),
+            .max_pktq_size = bridge_get_controller_queue_size(br, c),
             .rate_limit = (c->controller_rate_limit
                            ? *c->controller_rate_limit : 0),
             .burst_limit = (c->controller_burst_limit
diff --git a/vswitchd/vswitch.ovsschema b/vswitchd/vswitch.ovsschema
index f7c6eb8..4f7ba59 100644
--- a/vswitchd/vswitch.ovsschema
+++ b/vswitchd/vswitch.ovsschema
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 {"name": "Open_vSwitch",
- "version": "8.0.0",
- "cksum": "3962141869 23978",
+ "version": "8.1.0",
+ "cksum": "3492192244 24186",
  "tables": {
    "Open_vSwitch": {
      "columns": {
@@ -575,6 +575,11 @@
        "enable_async_messages": {
          "type": {"key": {"type": "boolean"},
                   "min": 0, "max": 1}},
+       "controller_queue_size": {
+         "type": {"key": {"type": "integer",
+                          "minInteger": 1,
+                          "maxInteger": 512},
+                  "min": 0, "max": 1}},
        "controller_rate_limit": {
          "type": {"key": {"type": "integer",
                           "minInteger": 100},
diff --git a/vswitchd/vswitch.xml b/vswitchd/vswitch.xml
index 027aee2..d05d423 100644
--- a/vswitchd/vswitch.xml
+++ b/vswitchd/vswitch.xml
@@ -1268,6 +1268,15 @@
         ID, the default queue is used instead.
       </column>
 
+      <column name="other_config" key="controller-queue-size"
+              type='{"type": "integer", "minInteger": 1, "maxInteger": 512}'>
+        This sets the maximum size of the queue of packets that need to be
+        sent to the OpenFlow management controller. The value must be less
+        than 512. If not specified the queue size is limited to 100 packets
+        by default. Note: increasing the queue size might have a negative
+        impact on latency.
+      </column>
+
       <column name="protocols">
         List of OpenFlow protocols that may be used when negotiating a
         connection with a controller.  OpenFlow 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, and
@@ -5003,6 +5012,18 @@ ovs-vsctl add-port br0 p0 -- set Interface p0 type=patch options:peer=p1 \
           table="Interface"/> table for ingress policing configuration.
         </p>
 
+      <column name="controller_queue_size">
+        <p>
+           This sets the maximum size of the queue of packets that need to be
+           sent to this OpenFlow controller. The value must be less than 512.
+           If not specified the queue size is limited to the value set for
+           the management controller in <ref table="Bridge"
+           column="other_config" key="controller-queue-size"/> if present or
+           100 packets by default. Note: increasing the queue size might
+           have a negative impact on latency.
+        </p>
+      </column>
+
         <column name="controller_rate_limit">
           <p>
             The maximum rate at which the switch will forward packets to the
-- 
1.8.3.1



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