absolutely terrible wireguard performance on a 4ghz box - need tuning help

Daryl Richards daryl at isletech.net
Fri Nov 4 20:10:31 UTC 2022

On 2022-10-25 2:58 a.m., Kyle Sanderson wrote:
> hi wireguard,
> APU2C4 - AMD Embedded G series GX-412TC, 1 GHz quad Jaguar core with
> 64 bit and AES-NI support
> There has to be a way to improve this. I'm getting 20-40MB/s (causing
> a system load of 6 on this poor box) where SSHFS in comparison is
> still able to fly. Traffic not traversing the tunnel is also,
> strangely, impacted as well. I have the Intel i210AT controller, which
> doesn't appear to have any offloading to it when wireguard is present.
> ksoftirqd/0 spins at around 50%, ksoftirqd/1 spins around 20%, and the
> other 12(!) wg-crypt threads hover around 20% respectively.
> If I disable wg I'm able to get line-rate through acceleration.
> The other 2 ksoftirqds sit around 5% respectively. kworker events
> jumping between 10-25%.
> Regrettably openwrt doesn't appear to have perf available...

Perhaps this is an OpenWRT issue? I have a number of these APUs with 
astlinux installed, doing wireguard, and can easily do 300-400mbps, and 
that's across the internet so perhaps faster if on a test bench.

The APU isn't the problem..

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