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Date:	Thu, 27 Sep 2007 14:07:53 +0400
From:	Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@....mipt.ru>
To:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
Cc:	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>,
	jamal <hadi@...erus.ca>
Subject: Re: [PKT_SCHED]: Add stateless NAT

On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 05:33:58PM +0800, Herbert Xu (herbert@...dor.apana.org.au) wrote:
> > > +config NET_ACT_NAT
> > > +        tristate "Stateless NAT"
> > > +        depends on NET_CLS_ACT
> > > +        select NETFILTER
> > 
> > Argh... People usually do not understand such jokes :)
> > What about not using netfilter helpers and just move them to the
> > accessible header so that no additional slow path would ever be enabled?
> 
> Sure.  However, as it is it's just including the netfilter core
> which does not mean the inclusion of connection trakcing.  It's
> only connection tracking that *may* (so don't flame me for this :)
> pose a scalability problem.

It forces all inpuit/pre/post/forward hooks to be enbled not as a direct
function call, but as additional lookups. And unability to remove
netfilter from config. And just because of couple of checksum helpers...

> > > +++ b/net/sched/act_nat.c
> > ...
> > > +#define NAT_TAB_MASK	15
> > 
> > This really wants to be configurable at least via module parameter.
> > 
> > > +static struct tcf_common *tcf_nat_ht[NAT_TAB_MASK + 1];
> > > +static u32 nat_idx_gen;
> > > +static DEFINE_RWLOCK(nat_lock);
> > 
> > > +static struct tcf_hashinfo nat_hash_info = {
> > > +	.htab	=	tcf_nat_ht,
> > > +	.hmask	=	NAT_TAB_MASK,
> > > +	.lock	=	&nat_lock,
> > > +};
> > 
> > When I read this I swear I heard 'I want to be RCU'.
> > But that is another task.
> 
> Yes there are a lot of clean-up's that can be done for all
> actions.  You're most welcome to send patches in this area.
> 
> > > +		tcph = (void *)(skb_network_header(skb) + ihl);
> > 
> > Were you too lazy to write struct tcphdr here and in other places? :)
> 
> Unfortunately it doesn't work.  For prerouting, we've not
> entered the IP stack yet so the transport header isn't set.

I meant instead of dereferencing to void * it should be struct tcphdr *.

-- 
	Evgeniy Polyakov
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