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Date:   Sun, 22 Nov 2020 12:42:19 +0100
From:   Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org>
To:     Alexander Lobakin <alobakin@...me>
Cc:     netfilter-devel@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, kuba@...nel.org, fw@...len.de,
        razor@...ckwall.org, jeremy@...zel.net, tobias@...dekranz.com,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next,v5 0/9] netfilter: flowtable bridge and vlan
 enhancements

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 10:26:16AM +0000, Alexander Lobakin wrote:
> From: Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org>
> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 13:49:12 +0100
[...]
> > Something like this:
> > 
> >                        fast path
> >                 .------------------------.
> >                /                          \
> >                |           IP forwarding   |
> >                |          /             \  .
> >                |       br0               eth0
> >                .       / \
> >                -- veth1  veth2
> >                    .
> >                    .
> >                    .
> >                  eth0
> >            ab:cd:ef:ab:cd:ef
> >                   VM
> 
> I'm concerned about bypassing vlan and bridge's .ndo_start_xmit() in
> case of this shortcut. We'll have incomplete netdevice Tx stats for
> these two, as it gets updated inside this callbacks.

TX device stats are being updated accordingly.

# ip netns exec nsr1 ip -s link
1: lo: <LOOPBACK> mtu 65536 qdisc noop state DOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    RX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped overrun mcast   
    0          0        0       0       0       0       
    TX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped carrier collsns 
    0          0        0       0       0       0       
2: veth0@if2: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 82:0d:f3:b5:59:5d brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff link-netns ns1
    RX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped overrun mcast   
    213290848248 4869765  0       0       0       0       
    TX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped carrier collsns 
    315346667  4777953  0       0       0       0       
3: veth1@if2: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 4a:81:2d:9a:02:88 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff link-netns ns2
    RX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped overrun mcast   
    315337919  4777833  0       0       0       0       
    TX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped carrier collsns 
    213290844826 4869708  0       0       0       0       
4: br0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 82:0d:f3:b5:59:5d brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    RX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped overrun mcast   
    4101       73       0       0       0       0       
    TX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped carrier collsns 
    5256       74       0       0       0       0       
5: veth0.10@...h0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue master br0 state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 82:0d:f3:b5:59:5d brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    RX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped overrun mcast   
    4101       73       0       0       0       62      
    TX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped carrier collsns 
    315342363  4777893  0       0       0       0       

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