[ofa-general] [Bug 450] New: IPoIB BW drop (measured with iperf) with mtu=1500 on x86 RH4UP3
Michael S. Tsirkin
mst at dev.mellanox.co.il
Wed Mar 14 02:55:05 PDT 2007
> Quoting Moni Levy <monil at voltaire.com>:
> Subject: Re: [ofa-general] [Bug 450] New: IPoIB BW drop (measured with iperf) with mtu=1500 on x86 RH4UP3
> On 3/13/07, Michael S. Tsirkin <mst at dev.mellanox.co.il> wrote:
> >> >Why are you playing with ifc mtu?
> >> We needed to do some IP forwarding tests between IB and Ethernet and
> >> wanted to have the same MTU for the eth0 and ib0 interfaces, after
> >> that we reproduced that in a peer to peer configuration.
> >OK but PMTU discovery would do this better, won't it?
> I'm not sure (it will probably drop some packets at the beginning).
Can you check pls?
> Anyway lower MTU should work.
Manually tweaking MTU seems to be broken in lots of systems -
I sometimes see the same behaviour with gigabit ethernet.
> >As a side note, with 1.5K MTU it's probably better to use datagram mode
> Now I see that I missed that in the report. We used datagram mode.
Did you try checking ethernet BW on the same machine?
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