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From: Hangbin Liu <liuhangbin@gmail.com>
To: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>
Cc: bpf@vger.kernel.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	"Toke Høiland-Jørgensen" <toke@redhat.com>,
	"Jiri Benc" <jbenc@redhat.com>,
	"Jesper Dangaard Brouer" <brouer@redhat.com>,
	"Eelco Chaudron" <echaudro@redhat.com>,
	ast@kernel.org, "Lorenzo Bianconi" <lorenzo.bianconi@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCHv6 bpf-next 0/3] xdp: add a new helper for dev map multicast support
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:36:52 +0800
Message-ID: <20200710073652.GC2531@dhcp-12-153.nay.redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7c80ca4b-4c7d-0322-9483-f6f0465d6370@iogearbox.net>

On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 12:37:59AM +0200, Daniel Borkmann wrote:
> On 7/9/20 3:30 AM, Hangbin Liu wrote:
> > This patch is for xdp multicast support. which has been discussed before[0],
> > The goal is to be able to implement an OVS-like data plane in XDP, i.e.,
> > a software switch that can forward XDP frames to multiple ports.
> > 
> > To achieve this, an application needs to specify a group of interfaces
> > to forward a packet to. It is also common to want to exclude one or more
> > physical interfaces from the forwarding operation - e.g., to forward a
> > packet to all interfaces in the multicast group except the interface it
> > arrived on. While this could be done simply by adding more groups, this
> > quickly leads to a combinatorial explosion in the number of groups an
> > application has to maintain.
> > 
> > To avoid the combinatorial explosion, we propose to include the ability
> > to specify an "exclude group" as part of the forwarding operation. This
> > needs to be a group (instead of just a single port index), because a
> > physical interface can be part of a logical grouping, such as a bond
> > device.
> > 
> > Thus, the logical forwarding operation becomes a "set difference"
> > operation, i.e. "forward to all ports in group A that are not also in
> > group B". This series implements such an operation using device maps to
> > represent the groups. This means that the XDP program specifies two
> > device maps, one containing the list of netdevs to redirect to, and the
> > other containing the exclude list.
> 
> Could you move this description as part of patch 1/3 instead of cover
> letter? Mostly given this helps understanding the rationale wrt exclusion
> map which is otherwise lacking from just looking at the patch itself.

OK, I will

> 
> Assuming you have a bond, how does this look in practice for your mentioned
> ovs-like data plane in XDP? The map for 'group A' is shared among all XDP
> progs and the map for 'group B' is managed per prog? The BPF_F_EXCLUDE_INGRESS

Yes, kind of. Since we have two maps as parameter. The 'group A map'(include map)
will be shared between the interfaces in same group/vlan. The 'group B map'
(exclude map) is interface specific. Each interface will hold it's own exclude map.

As most time each interface only exclude itself, a null map + BPF_F_EXCLUDE_INGRESS
should be enough.

For bond situation. e.g. A active-backup bond0 with eth1 + eth2 as slaves.
If eth1 is active interface, we can add eth2 to the exclude map.

> is clear, but how would this look wrt forwarding from a phys dev /to/ the
> bond iface w/ XDP?

As bond interface doesn't support native XDP, This forwarding only works for
physical slave interfaces.

For generic xdp, maybe we can forward to bond interface directly, but I
haven't tried.

> 
> Also, what about tc BPF helper support for the case where not every device
> might have native XDP (but they could still share the maps)?

I haven't tried tc BPF. This helper works for both generic and native xdp
forwarding. I think it should also works if we load the prog with native
xdp mode in one interface and generic xdp mode in another interface, couldn't
we?

Thanks
Hangbin

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Thread overview: 94+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-15  8:54 [RFC PATCH bpf-next 0/2] xdp: add " Hangbin Liu
2020-04-15  8:54 ` [RFC PATCH bpf-next 1/2] " Hangbin Liu
2020-04-20  9:52   ` Hangbin Liu
2020-04-15  8:54 ` [RFC PATCH bpf-next 2/2] sample/bpf: add xdp_redirect_map_multicast test Hangbin Liu
2020-04-24  8:56 ` [RFC PATCHv2 bpf-next 0/2] xdp: add dev map multicast support Hangbin Liu
2020-04-24  8:56   ` [RFC PATCHv2 bpf-next 1/2] xdp: add a new helper for " Hangbin Liu
2020-04-24 14:19     ` Lorenzo Bianconi
2020-04-28 11:09       ` Eelco Chaudron
2020-05-06  9:35       ` Hangbin Liu
2020-04-24 14:34     ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-05-06  9:14       ` Hangbin Liu
2020-05-06 10:00         ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-05-08  8:53           ` Hangbin Liu
2020-05-08 14:58             ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-05-18  8:45       ` Hangbin Liu
2020-05-19 10:15         ` Jesper Dangaard Brouer
2020-05-20  1:24           ` Hangbin Liu
2020-04-24  8:56   ` [RFC PATCHv2 bpf-next 2/2] sample/bpf: add xdp_redirect_map_multicast test Hangbin Liu
2020-04-24 14:21     ` Lorenzo Bianconi
2020-05-23  6:05 ` [PATCHv3 bpf-next 0/2] xdp: add dev map multicast support Hangbin Liu
2020-05-23  6:05   ` [PATCHv3 bpf-next 1/2] xdp: add a new helper for " Hangbin Liu
2020-05-26  7:34     ` kbuild test robot
2020-05-23  6:05   ` [PATCHv3 bpf-next 2/2] sample/bpf: add xdp_redirect_map_multicast test Hangbin Liu
2020-05-26 14:05 ` [PATCHv4 bpf-next 0/2] xdp: add dev map multicast support Hangbin Liu
2020-05-26 14:05   ` [PATCHv4 bpf-next 1/2] xdp: add a new helper for " Hangbin Liu
2020-05-27 10:29     ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-06-10 10:18     ` Jesper Dangaard Brouer
2020-06-12  8:54       ` Hangbin Liu
2020-06-16  8:55         ` Jesper Dangaard Brouer
2020-06-16 10:11           ` Hangbin Liu
2020-06-16 14:38             ` Jesper Dangaard Brouer
2020-06-10 10:21     ` Jesper Dangaard Brouer
2020-06-10 10:29       ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-06-16  9:04         ` Jesper Dangaard Brouer
2020-05-26 14:05   ` [PATCHv4 bpf-next 2/2] sample/bpf: add xdp_redirect_map_multicast test Hangbin Liu
2020-05-27 10:21   ` [PATCHv4 bpf-next 0/2] xdp: add dev map multicast support Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-05-27 10:32     ` Eelco Chaudron
2020-05-27 12:38     ` Hangbin Liu
2020-05-27 15:04       ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-06-16  9:09         ` Jesper Dangaard Brouer
2020-06-16  9:47           ` Hangbin Liu
2020-06-03  2:40     ` Hangbin Liu
2020-06-03 11:05       ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-06-04  4:09         ` Hangbin Liu
2020-06-04  9:44           ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-06-04 12:12             ` Hangbin Liu
2020-06-04 12:37               ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-06-04 14:41                 ` Hangbin Liu
2020-06-04 16:02                   ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-06-05  6:26                     ` Hangbin Liu
2020-06-08 15:32                       ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-06-09  3:03                         ` Hangbin Liu
2020-06-09 20:31                           ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-06-10  2:35                             ` Hangbin Liu
2020-06-10 10:03                               ` Jesper Dangaard Brouer
2020-07-01  4:19   ` [PATCHv5 bpf-next 0/3] xdp: add a new helper for " Hangbin Liu
2020-07-01  4:19     ` [PATCHv5 bpf-next 1/3] " Hangbin Liu
2020-07-01  5:09       ` Andrii Nakryiko
2020-07-01  6:51         ` Hangbin Liu
2020-07-01 18:33       ` kernel test robot
2020-07-01  4:19     ` [PATCHv5 bpf-next 2/3] sample/bpf: add xdp_redirect_map_multicast test Hangbin Liu
2020-07-01  4:19     ` [PATCHv5 bpf-next 3/3] selftests/bpf: add xdp_redirect_multi test Hangbin Liu
2020-07-09  1:30     ` [PATCHv6 bpf-next 0/3] xdp: add a new helper for dev map multicast support Hangbin Liu
2020-07-09  1:30       ` [PATCHv6 bpf-next 1/3] " Hangbin Liu
2020-07-09 16:33         ` David Ahern
2020-07-10  6:55           ` Hangbin Liu
2020-07-10 13:46             ` David Ahern
2020-07-11  0:26               ` Hangbin Liu
2020-07-11 16:09                 ` David Ahern
2020-07-09  1:30       ` [PATCHv6 bpf-next 2/3] sample/bpf: add xdp_redirect_map_multicast test Hangbin Liu
2020-07-09 22:40         ` Daniel Borkmann
2020-07-10  6:41           ` Hangbin Liu
2020-07-10 14:32             ` Daniel Borkmann
2020-07-11  0:21               ` Hangbin Liu
2020-07-09  1:30       ` [PATCHv6 bpf-next 3/3] selftests/bpf: add xdp_redirect_multi test Hangbin Liu
2020-07-09 22:37       ` [PATCHv6 bpf-next 0/3] xdp: add a new helper for dev map multicast support Daniel Borkmann
2020-07-10  7:36         ` Hangbin Liu [this message]
2020-07-10 15:02           ` Daniel Borkmann
2020-07-10 16:52             ` David Ahern
2020-07-14  6:32       ` [PATCHv7 " Hangbin Liu
2020-07-14  6:32         ` [PATCHv7 bpf-next 1/3] " Hangbin Liu
2020-07-14 21:52           ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-07-15 12:25             ` Hangbin Liu
2020-07-14  6:32         ` [PATCHv7 bpf-next 2/3] sample/bpf: add xdp_redirect_map_multicast test Hangbin Liu
2020-07-14  6:32         ` [PATCHv7 bpf-next 3/3] selftests/bpf: add xdp_redirect_multi test Hangbin Liu
2020-07-14 12:29         ` [PATCHv7 bpf-next 0/3] xdp: add a new helper for dev map multicast support Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-07-14 17:12           ` David Ahern
2020-07-14 21:53             ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2020-07-15 12:31               ` Hangbin Liu
2020-07-15  3:45             ` Hangbin Liu
2020-07-15 13:08         ` [PATCHv8 " Hangbin Liu
2020-07-15 13:08           ` [PATCHv8 bpf-next 1/3] " Hangbin Liu
2020-07-15 13:08           ` [PATCHv8 bpf-next 2/3] sample/bpf: add xdp_redirect_map_multicast test Hangbin Liu
2020-07-15 13:08           ` [PATCHv8 bpf-next 3/3] selftests/bpf: add xdp_redirect_multi test Hangbin Liu

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