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authorEric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>2014-10-05 18:38:35 -0700
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2014-10-07 13:22:11 -0400
commit0287587884b15041203b3a362d485e1ab1f24445 (patch)
tree675ae57663c1ba3ee8768e65e7fb0e6d0259e04c /net/8021q
parentfe971b95c22578456ff7198537827841c726d3f7 (diff)
net: better IFF_XMIT_DST_RELEASE support
Testing xmit_more support with netperf and connected UDP sockets, I found strange dst refcount false sharing. Current handling of IFF_XMIT_DST_RELEASE is not optimal. Dropping dst in validate_xmit_skb() is certainly too late in case packet was queued by cpu X but dequeued by cpu Y The logical point to take care of drop/force is in __dev_queue_xmit() before even taking qdisc lock. As Julian Anastasov pointed out, need for skb_dst() might come from some packet schedulers or classifiers. This patch adds new helper to cleanly express needs of various drivers or qdiscs/classifiers. Drivers that need skb_dst() in their ndo_start_xmit() should call following helper in their setup instead of the prior : dev->priv_flags &= ~IFF_XMIT_DST_RELEASE; -> netif_keep_dst(dev); Instead of using a single bit, we use two bits, one being eventually rebuilt in bonding/team drivers. The other one, is permanent and blocks IFF_XMIT_DST_RELEASE being rebuilt in bonding/team. Eventually, we could add something smarter later. Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com> Cc: Julian Anastasov <ja@ssi.bg> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/8021q')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/net/8021q/vlan_dev.c b/net/8021q/vlan_dev.c
index 35a6b6b15e8a..0d441ec8763e 100644
--- a/net/8021q/vlan_dev.c
+++ b/net/8021q/vlan_dev.c
@@ -799,7 +799,8 @@ void vlan_setup(struct net_device *dev)
dev->priv_flags |= IFF_802_1Q_VLAN;
- dev->priv_flags &= ~(IFF_XMIT_DST_RELEASE | IFF_TX_SKB_SHARING);
+ dev->priv_flags &= ~IFF_TX_SKB_SHARING;
+ netif_keep_dst(dev);
dev->tx_queue_len = 0;
dev->netdev_ops = &vlan_netdev_ops;

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