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From: Vladimir Oltean <vladimir.oltean@nxp.com>
To: netdev@vger.kernel.org
Cc: andrew@lunn.ch, f.fainelli@gmail.com, vivien.didelot@gmail.com,
	kuba@kernel.org, Christian Eggers <ceggers@arri.de>,
	Kurt Kanzenbach <kurt@linutronix.de>
Subject: [RFC PATCH 00/13] Generic TX reallocation for DSA
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 00:35:58 +0300
Message-ID: <20201017213611.2557565-1-vladimir.oltean@nxp.com> (raw)

Christian has reported buggy usage of skb_put() in tag_ksz.c, which is
only triggerable in real life using his not-yet-published patches for
IEEE 1588 timestamping on Micrel KSZ switches.

The concrete problem there is that the driver can end up calling
skb_put() and exceed the end of the skb data area, because even though
it had reallocated the frame once before, it hadn't reallocated it large
enough. Christian explained it in more detail here:

https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/20201014161719.30289-1-ceggers@arri.de/
https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/20201016200226.23994-1-ceggers@arri.de/

But actually there's a bigger problem, which is that some taggers which
get more rarely tested tend to do some shenanigans which are uncaught
for the longest time, and in the meanwhile, their code gets copy-pasted
into other taggers, creating a mess. For example, the tail tagging
driver for Marvell 88E6060 currently reallocates _every_single_frame_ on
TX. Is that an obvious indication that nobody is using it? Sure. Is it a
good model to follow when developing a new tail tagging driver? No.

DSA has all the information it needs in order to simplify the job of a
tagger on TX. It knows whether it's a normal or a tail tagger, and what
is the protocol overhead it incurs. So why not just perform the
reallocation centrally, which also has the benefit of being able to
introduce a common ethtool statistics counter for number of TX reallocs.
With the latter, performance issues due to this particular reason are
easy to track down.

Christian Eggers (2):
  net: dsa: tag_ksz: don't allocate additional memory for
    padding/tagging
  net: dsa: trailer: don't allocate additional memory for
    padding/tagging

Vladimir Oltean (11):
  net: dsa: add plumbing for custom netdev statistics
  net: dsa: implement a central TX reallocation procedure
  net: dsa: tag_qca: let DSA core deal with TX reallocation
  net: dsa: tag_ocelot: let DSA core deal with TX reallocation
  net: dsa: tag_mtk: let DSA core deal with TX reallocation
  net: dsa: tag_lan9303: let DSA core deal with TX reallocation
  net: dsa: tag_edsa: let DSA core deal with TX reallocation
  net: dsa: tag_brcm: let DSA core deal with TX reallocation
  net: dsa: tag_dsa: let DSA core deal with TX reallocation
  net: dsa: tag_gswip: let DSA core deal with TX reallocation
  net: dsa: tag_ar9331: let DSA core deal with TX reallocation

 net/dsa/dsa_priv.h    |  9 ++++++
 net/dsa/slave.c       | 68 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 net/dsa/tag_ar9331.c  |  3 --
 net/dsa/tag_brcm.c    |  3 --
 net/dsa/tag_dsa.c     |  5 ---
 net/dsa/tag_edsa.c    |  4 ---
 net/dsa/tag_gswip.c   |  4 ---
 net/dsa/tag_ksz.c     | 73 ++++++-------------------------------------
 net/dsa/tag_lan9303.c |  9 ------
 net/dsa/tag_mtk.c     |  3 --
 net/dsa/tag_ocelot.c  |  7 -----
 net/dsa/tag_qca.c     |  3 --
 net/dsa/tag_trailer.c | 31 ++----------------
 13 files changed, 85 insertions(+), 137 deletions(-)

-- 
2.25.1


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Thread overview: 49+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-17 21:35 Vladimir Oltean [this message]
2020-10-17 21:35 ` [RFC PATCH 01/13] net: dsa: add plumbing for custom netdev statistics Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 22:13   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-10-17 23:15   ` Andrew Lunn
2020-10-18  0:23     ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18 12:02   ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-10-18 12:16     ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18 13:09       ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-10-18 13:48         ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18 14:13           ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-10-18 22:58             ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18 23:11               ` Florian Fainelli
2020-10-19  0:21                 ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-19  3:49                   ` Florian Fainelli
2020-10-19 12:05                     ` Andrew Lunn
2020-10-19 16:27                       ` Florian Fainelli
2020-10-18 16:49   ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-18 17:36     ` Andrew Lunn
2020-10-18 18:26       ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-18 18:33         ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 02/13] net: dsa: implement a central TX reallocation procedure Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 22:01   ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 22:11     ` Florian Fainelli
2020-10-17 22:17       ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18  0:37         ` Florian Fainelli
2020-10-19  8:33       ` David Laight
2020-10-19 10:30         ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-19 11:14           ` David Laight
2020-10-19 11:41             ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-19 12:19           ` Andrew Lunn
2020-10-17 22:31     ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18  0:13       ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18 10:36         ` Christian Eggers
2020-10-18 11:42           ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-18 11:59             ` Christian Eggers
2020-10-18 12:15               ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 03/13] net: dsa: tag_ksz: don't allocate additional memory for padding/tagging Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 04/13] net: dsa: trailer: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 05/13] net: dsa: tag_qca: let DSA core deal with TX reallocation Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 06/13] net: dsa: tag_ocelot: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 07/13] net: dsa: tag_mtk: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 08/13] net: dsa: tag_lan9303: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 09/13] net: dsa: tag_edsa: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 10/13] net: dsa: tag_brcm: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 11/13] net: dsa: tag_dsa: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 12/13] net: dsa: tag_gswip: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 22:19   ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 21:36 ` [RFC PATCH 13/13] net: dsa: tag_ar9331: " Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-17 23:07 ` [RFC PATCH 00/13] Generic TX reallocation for DSA Andrew Lunn

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