path: root/net/ipv4/ip_tunnel_core.c
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authorJakub Kicinski <jakub.kicinski@netronome.com>2017-06-23 22:11:58 +0200
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2017-06-25 11:42:01 -0400
commit3fcece12bc1b6dcdf0986f2cd9e8f63b1f9b6aa0 (patch)
tree3e9469b67b685176bef9bfaf51376e5e9ed45779 /net/ipv4/ip_tunnel_core.c
parentMerge branch 'phy-internal' (diff)
net: store port/representator id in metadata_dst
Switches and modern SR-IOV enabled NICs may multiplex traffic from Port representators and control messages over single set of hardware queues. Control messages and muxed traffic may need ordered delivery. Those requirements make it hard to comfortably use TC infrastructure today unless we have a way of attaching metadata to skbs at the upper device. Because single set of queues is used for many netdevs stopping TC/sched queues of all of them reliably is impossible and lower device has to retreat to returning NETDEV_TX_BUSY and usually has to take extra locks on the fastpath. This patch attempts to enable port/representative devs to attach metadata to skbs which carry port id. This way representatives can be queueless and all queuing can be performed at the lower netdev in the usual way. Traffic arriving on the port/representative interfaces will be have metadata attached and will subsequently be queued to the lower device for transmission. The lower device should recognize the metadata and translate it to HW specific format which is most likely either a special header inserted before the network headers or descriptor/metadata fields. Metadata is associated with the lower device by storing the netdev pointer along with port id so that if TC decides to redirect or mirror the new netdev will not try to interpret it. This is mostly for SR-IOV devices since switches don't have lower netdevs today. Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <jakub.kicinski@netronome.com> Signed-off-by: Sridhar Samudrala <sridhar.samudrala@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <horms@verge.net.au> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/ipv4/ip_tunnel_core.c')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/net/ipv4/ip_tunnel_core.c b/net/ipv4/ip_tunnel_core.c
index 90e11479c725..2f39479be92f 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/ip_tunnel_core.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/ip_tunnel_core.c
@@ -134,10 +134,12 @@ struct metadata_dst *iptunnel_metadata_reply(struct metadata_dst *md,
struct metadata_dst *res;
struct ip_tunnel_info *dst, *src;
- if (!md || md->u.tun_info.mode & IP_TUNNEL_INFO_TX)
+ if (!md || md->type != METADATA_IP_TUNNEL ||
+ md->u.tun_info.mode & IP_TUNNEL_INFO_TX)
return NULL;
- res = metadata_dst_alloc(0, flags);
+ res = metadata_dst_alloc(0, METADATA_IP_TUNNEL, flags);
if (!res)
return NULL;