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From: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <jbrouer@redhat.com>
To: "Björn Töpel" <bjorn.topel@intel.com>
Cc: "Toke Høiland-Jørgensen" <toke@redhat.com>,
	"Björn Töpel" <bjorn.topel@gmail.com>,
	ast@kernel.org, daniel@iogearbox.net, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	bpf@vger.kernel.org, magnus.karlsson@intel.com,
	maciej.fijalkowski@intel.com, kuba@kernel.org,
	jonathan.lemon@gmail.com, maximmi@nvidia.com,
	davem@davemloft.net, hawk@kernel.org, john.fastabend@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH bpf-next] bpf, xdp: per-map bpf_redirect_map functions for XDP
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2021 10:31:58 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210201103158.6afccf33@carbon> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <e77f259a-2381-1a6e-6e2c-f5afceb35c51@intel.com>

On Mon, 1 Feb 2021 07:27:57 +0100
Björn Töpel <bjorn.topel@intel.com> wrote:

> On 2021-01-29 17:45, Toke Høiland-Jørgensen wrote:
> > Björn Töpel <bjorn.topel@gmail.com> writes:
> >   
> >> From: Björn Töpel <bjorn.topel@intel.com>
> >>
> >> Currently the bpf_redirect_map() implementation dispatches to the
> >> correct map-lookup function via a switch-statement. To avoid the
> >> dispatching, this change adds one bpf_redirect_map() implementation per
> >> map. Correct function is automatically selected by the BPF verifier.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Björn Töpel <bjorn.topel@intel.com>
> >> ---
> >> Hi XDP-folks!
> >>
> >> This is another take on my bpf_redirect_xsk() patch [1]. I figured I
> >> send it as an RFC for some early input. My plan is to include it as
> >> part of the xdp_do_redirect() optimization of [1].  
> > 
> > Assuming the maintainers are OK with the special-casing in the verifier,
> > this looks like a neat way to avoid the runtime overhead to me. The
> > macro hackery is not the prettiest; I wonder if the same effect could be
> > achieved by using inline functions? If not, at least a comment
> > explaining the reasoning (and that the verifier will substitute the
> > right function) might be nice? Mostly in relation to this bit:
> >  
> Yeah, I agree with the macro part. I'll replace it with a
> __always_inline function, instead.

Yes, I also prefer __always_inline over the macro.

> >>   static const struct bpf_func_proto bpf_xdp_redirect_map_proto = {
> >> -	.func           = bpf_xdp_redirect_map,
> >> +	.func           = bpf_xdp_redirect_devmap,  
> >  
> I'll try to clean this up as well.

I do like the optimization of having the verifier call the right map
func directly.  Could you please add a descriptive comment that
describe this above "bpf_xdp_redirect_map_proto", that this is
happening in fixup_bpf_calls and use get_xdp_redirect_func (what you
define).  It is a cool trick, but people reading the code will have a
hard time following.

Surprisingly people do read this code and tries to follow.  I've had
discussions on the Cilium Slack channel, where people misunderstood how
our bpf_fib_lookup() calls gets mapped to two different functions
depending on context (SKB vs XDP).  And that remapping happens in the
same file (net/core/filter.c).

Best regards,
  Jesper Dangaard Brouer
  MSc.CS, Principal Kernel Engineer at Red Hat
  LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/brouer

  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-01  9:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20210129153215.190888-1-bjorn.topel@gmail.com>
2021-01-29 16:45 ` Toke Høiland-Jørgensen
2021-02-01  6:27   ` Björn Töpel
2021-02-01  9:31     ` Jesper Dangaard Brouer [this message]
2021-02-01  9:49       ` Björn Töpel
     [not found] ` <CAJ+HfNiFtRd-KKMB1t3Mi3MZ=C+u5TTM5YFnzJFfR4Ruzc7c9Q@mail.gmail.com>
2021-01-29 18:06   ` Jesper Dangaard Brouer

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