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iflib: Add rx_wait_irq configuration option
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Authored by krzysztof.galazka_intel.com on Dec 3 2020, 8:07 PM.

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This is an observation when receiving bulk traffic with LRO enabled. Checking for available RX descriptors at the end of iflib_rxeof() leads to aggregating only 2-3 frames, causes higher CPU utilization, and regresses the latency of large packet processing (e.g. 64K). So we add a sysctl allowing us the flexibility of switching it back to IRQ-driven RX. When enabled, this has shown to improve CPU utilization by about 20% on our X550 line of adaptors.

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