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From: Sven Eckelmann <>
	Sven Eckelmann <>,
	Annika Wickert <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/2] vxlan: Add needed_headroom for lower device
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:52:46 +0100
Message-ID: <> (raw)

It was observed that sending data via batadv over vxlan (on top of
wireguard) reduced the performance massively compared to raw ethernet or
batadv on raw ethernet. A check of perf data showed that the
vxlan_build_skb was calling all the time pskb_expand_head to allocate
enough headroom for:

  min_headroom = LL_RESERVED_SPACE(dst->dev) + dst->header_len
  		+ VXLAN_HLEN + iphdr_len;

But the vxlan_config_apply only requested needed headroom for:

  lowerdev->hard_header_len + VXLAN6_HEADROOM or VXLAN_HEADROOM

So it completely ignored the needed_headroom of the lower device. The first
caller of net_dev_xmit could therefore never make sure that enough headroom
was allocated for the rest of the transmit path.

Cc: Annika Wickert <>
Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <>
 drivers/net/vxlan.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/vxlan.c b/drivers/net/vxlan.c
index 236fcc55a5fd..25b5b5a2dfea 100644
--- a/drivers/net/vxlan.c
+++ b/drivers/net/vxlan.c
@@ -3799,6 +3799,7 @@ static void vxlan_config_apply(struct net_device *dev,
 		dev->gso_max_segs = lowerdev->gso_max_segs;
 		needed_headroom = lowerdev->hard_header_len;
+		needed_headroom += lowerdev->needed_headroom;
 		max_mtu = lowerdev->mtu - (use_ipv6 ? VXLAN6_HEADROOM :

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-26 12:52 Sven Eckelmann [this message]
2020-11-26 12:52 ` [PATCH 2/2] vxlan: Copy needed_tailroom from lowerdev Sven Eckelmann
2020-11-26 18:19 ` [PATCH 1/2] vxlan: Add needed_headroom for lower device Annika Wickert
2020-12-01  2:34 ` Jakub Kicinski

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