VirtualBox

Ticket #11154 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Bad VM to Host Network Performance with Intel NIC or virtio

Reported by: Gevatter Gaul Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: network/hostif
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.4 Keywords: nic intel ping latency bug performance
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

I'm running VirtualBox 4.2 on a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. The machine is a Xeon E1230 Quadcore with 32G ECC RAM. The VM, running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit, is connected via a Host Adapter. When running a ping from the Host to the VM, everything seems fine and I get an average latency of around 0.2ms. But in the other direction, depending on the configured VM NIC, I get very high ping results. Strangely enough, the problem only exists, when configuring more than one virtual CPU. Here are my measurements:

Average Ping:

VCPUs PCnet-PCI II PCnet-FAST III Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop Intel PRO/1000 T Server Intel PRO/1000 MT Server Paravirtualized Network 1 0.168 0.183 0.209 0.191 0.206 0.399 2 0.193 0.182 15.987 12.157 10.349 5.327 3 0.179 0.167 12.032 14.052 9.657 5.337 4 0.174 0.176 12.929 13.680 13.627 5.482

mdev:

VCPUs PCnet-PCI II PCnet-FAST III Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop Intel PRO/1000 T Server Intel PRO/1000 MT Server Paravirtualized Network 1 0.043 0.046 0.040 0.061 0.039 0.055 2 0.085 0.085 16.036 16.390 14.946 4.638 3 0.045 0.046 14.575 16.903 13.330 5.252 4 0.045 0.044 16.286 16.033 16.148 4.881

We see, as soon as I configure more than one VCPU, latency goes through the roof.

vbox guest log and showvminfo output are attached.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (98.6 KB) - added by Gevatter Gaul 3 years ago.
showvminfo.txt Download (4.9 KB) - added by Gevatter Gaul 3 years ago.
vm_to_host_ping.txt Download (1.1 KB) - added by Gevatter Gaul 3 years ago.

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by Gevatter Gaul

Changed 3 years ago by Gevatter Gaul

Changed 3 years ago by Gevatter Gaul

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Gevatter Gaul

Added a file with measurements, as formatting in Bug description is crappy.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to duplicate

Duplicate of #10157, please continue the discussion there.

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