[PATCH v4 0/8] Changes for IPVS sync

To: Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [PATCH v4 0/8] Changes for IPVS sync
Cc: lvs-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: Julian Anastasov <ja@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:46:34 +0300
        The following patchset contains changes for the
master-backup synchronization mechanism.

Patches 1-4 fix some flags and transmitter issues for the backup

Patch 5 (wakeup master thread) replaces the fixed
pause of 1 HZ in master thread with logic that generates
wakeups events, useful for setups that use v0 of the sync
protocol or when persistence is used for v1 because the
next patch changes the sync rate for persistence
connections back to original method (sync templates
every time when syncing controlled connections).

Patch 6 (reduce sync rate with time thresholds) addresses the
problem of high sync rate for loaded sites. With commit
(Backup, Change sending to Version 1 format) we tried to
reduce the sync rate for templates in protocol v1 but using
sync_threshold for templates is too arbitrary and leads
to inaccurate information in backup when the template life
time is extended. This change restores the high rate of
templates for the default case (using sync_threshold parameters)
but adds new controls that can reduce the sync rate for all
kind of connections: sync_refresh_period and sync_retries.
Tests with sync_refresh_period=1000 can show 10 times lower
sync traffic compared to sync_threshold=3 100.

Patch 7 (add support for sync threads) addresses the problem
that single thread in backup server is not suitable for high sync
rate. For setups that use many masters and single backup or
when the backup is used as master or real server at the same time
we can prefer to serve the sync traffic on many CPUs. This patch
adds sysctl var "sync_ports" and starts the specified number of
threads (one thread per port). This value is used for master
threads too.

Patch 8 (optimize the use of flags in ip_vs_bind_dest) is just
an optimization for the cp->flags usage.

- fix patch 5 to compile on recent tree

- fix patch 7 to compile on 64-bit

- replaced patch 5 (use adaptive pause in master thread) with
(wakeup master thread)
- rediff patch 6 (reduce sync rate with time thresholds)
- update patch 7 (add support for sync threads)

Julian Anastasov (8):
  ipvs: ignore IP_VS_CONN_F_NOOUTPUT in backup server
  ipvs: remove check for IP_VS_CONN_F_SYNC from ip_vs_bind_dest
  ipvs: fix ip_vs_try_bind_dest to rebind app and transmitter
  ipvs: always update some of the flags bits in backup
  ipvs: wakeup master thread
  ipvs: reduce sync rate with time thresholds
  ipvs: add support for sync threads
  ipvs: optimize the use of flags in ip_vs_bind_dest

 include/linux/ip_vs.h           |    5 +
 include/net/ip_vs.h             |   87 +++++-
 net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_conn.c |   69 +++-
 net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_core.c |   30 +--
 net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_ctl.c  |   70 ++++-
 net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_sync.c |  662 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
 6 files changed, 658 insertions(+), 265 deletions(-)


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