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authorPablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@netfilter.org>2011-01-19 16:00:07 +0100
committerPatrick McHardy <kaber@trash.net>2011-01-19 16:00:07 +0100
commita992ca2a0498edd22a88ac8c41570f536de29c9e (patch)
tree4574d4da3f44c7dd3879cb4f209a8bd3a37c0ca9 /include/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_timestamp.h
parentnetfilter: nf_conntrack: nf_conntrack snmp helper (diff)
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netfilter: nf_conntrack_tstamp: add flow-based timestamp extension
This patch adds flow-based timestamping for conntracks. This conntrack extension is disabled by default. Basically, we use two 64-bits variables to store the creation timestamp once the conntrack has been confirmed and the other to store the deletion time. This extension is disabled by default, to enable it, you have to: echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_timestamp This patch allows to save memory for user-space flow-based loogers such as ulogd2. In short, ulogd2 does not need to keep a hashtable with the conntrack in user-space to know when they were created and destroyed, instead we use the kernel timestamp. If we want to have a sane IPFIX implementation in user-space, this nanosecs resolution timestamps are also useful. Other custom user-space applications can benefit from this via libnetfilter_conntrack. This patch modifies the /proc output to display the delta time in seconds since the flow start. You can also obtain the flow-start date by means of the conntrack-tools. Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@netfilter.org> Signed-off-by: Patrick McHardy <kaber@trash.net>
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+#ifndef _NF_CONNTRACK_TSTAMP_H
+#define _NF_CONNTRACK_TSTAMP_H
+
+#include <net/net_namespace.h>
+#include <linux/netfilter/nf_conntrack_common.h>
+#include <linux/netfilter/nf_conntrack_tuple_common.h>
+#include <net/netfilter/nf_conntrack.h>
+#include <net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_extend.h>
+
+struct nf_conn_tstamp {
+ u_int64_t start;
+ u_int64_t stop;
+};
+
+static inline
+struct nf_conn_tstamp *nf_conn_tstamp_find(const struct nf_conn *ct)
+{
+#ifdef CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK_TIMESTAMP
+ return nf_ct_ext_find(ct, NF_CT_EXT_TSTAMP);
+#else
+ return NULL;
+#endif
+}
+
+static inline
+struct nf_conn_tstamp *nf_ct_tstamp_ext_add(struct nf_conn *ct, gfp_t gfp)
+{
+#ifdef CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK_TIMESTAMP
+ struct net *net = nf_ct_net(ct);
+
+ if (!net->ct.sysctl_tstamp)
+ return NULL;
+
+ return nf_ct_ext_add(ct, NF_CT_EXT_TSTAMP, gfp);
+#else
+ return NULL;
+#endif
+};
+
+static inline bool nf_ct_tstamp_enabled(struct net *net)
+{
+ return net->ct.sysctl_tstamp != 0;
+}
+
+static inline void nf_ct_set_tstamp(struct net *net, bool enable)
+{
+ net->ct.sysctl_tstamp = enable;
+}
+
+extern int nf_conntrack_tstamp_init(struct net *net);
+extern void nf_conntrack_tstamp_fini(struct net *net);
+
+#endif /* _NF_CONNTRACK_TSTAMP_H */