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[PATCH 3.18 02/28] xen/netback: set default upper limit of tx/rx queues to 8




3.18-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx>


[ Upstream commit 56dd5af9bc23d0d5d23bb207c477715b4c2216c5 ]

The default for the maximum number of tx/rx queues of one interface is
the number of cpus of the system today. As each queue pair reserves 512
grant pages this default consumes a ridiculous number of grants for
large guests.

Limit the queue number to 8 as default. This value can be modified
via a module parameter if required.

Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <alexander.levin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
---
 drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c |    6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
+++ b/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
@@ -67,6 +67,7 @@ module_param(rx_drain_timeout_msecs, uin
 unsigned int rx_stall_timeout_msecs = 60000;
 module_param(rx_stall_timeout_msecs, uint, 0444);
 
+#define MAX_QUEUES_DEFAULT 8
 unsigned int xenvif_max_queues;
 module_param_named(max_queues, xenvif_max_queues, uint, 0644);
 MODULE_PARM_DESC(max_queues,
@@ -2189,11 +2190,12 @@ static int __init netback_init(void)
 	if (!xen_domain())
 		return -ENODEV;
 
-	/* Allow as many queues as there are CPUs if user has not
+	/* Allow as many queues as there are CPUs but max. 8 if user has not
 	 * specified a value.
 	 */
 	if (xenvif_max_queues == 0)
-		xenvif_max_queues = num_online_cpus();
+		xenvif_max_queues = min_t(unsigned int, MAX_QUEUES_DEFAULT,
+					  num_online_cpus());
 
 	if (fatal_skb_slots < XEN_NETBK_LEGACY_SLOTS_MAX) {
 		pr_info("fatal_skb_slots too small (%d), bump it to XEN_NETBK_LEGACY_SLOTS_MAX (%d)\n",