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authorHaiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com>2020-01-23 13:52:35 -0800
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2020-01-25 10:43:19 +0100
commit12fa74383ed4d1ffa283f77c1e7fe038e8182405 (patch)
tree90567266e5435d5369b051ca92718d379aa9e521 /Documentation
parenthv_netvsc: Add XDP support (diff)
hv_netvsc: Update document for XDP support
Added the new section in the document regarding XDP support by hv_netvsc driver. Signed-off-by: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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diff --git a/Documentation/networking/device_drivers/microsoft/netvsc.txt b/Documentation/networking/device_drivers/microsoft/netvsc.txt
index 3bfa635bbbd5..cd63556b27a0 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/device_drivers/microsoft/netvsc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/device_drivers/microsoft/netvsc.txt
@@ -82,3 +82,24 @@ Features
contain one or more packets. The send buffer is an optimization, the driver
will use slower method to handle very large packets or if the send buffer
area is exhausted.
+ XDP support
+ -----------
+ XDP (eXpress Data Path) is a feature that runs eBPF bytecode at the early
+ stage when packets arrive at a NIC card. The goal is to increase performance
+ for packet processing, reducing the overhead of SKB allocation and other
+ upper network layers.
+ hv_netvsc supports XDP in native mode, and transparently sets the XDP
+ program on the associated VF NIC as well.
+ Setting / unsetting XDP program on synthetic NIC (netvsc) propagates to
+ VF NIC automatically. Setting / unsetting XDP program on VF NIC directly
+ is not recommended, also not propagated to synthetic NIC, and may be
+ overwritten by setting of synthetic NIC.
+ XDP program cannot run with LRO (RSC) enabled, so you need to disable LRO
+ before running XDP:
+ ethtool -K eth0 lro off
+ XDP_REDIRECT action is not yet supported.