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Date:	Wed, 21 Nov 2007 18:25:19 -0500
From:	Hideo AOKI <>
CC:	David Miller <>,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/5] udp: memory limitation by using udp_mem

David Miller wrote:
> From: Hideo AOKI <>
> Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 16:50:14 -0500
>> +static inline int __ip_check_max_skb_pages(struct sock *sk, int size)
>> +{
>> +	switch(sk->sk_protocol) {
>> +	case IPPROTO_UDP:
>> +		if (atomic_read(sk->sk_prot->memory_allocated) + size
>> +		    > sk->sk_prot->sysctl_mem[0])
>> +			return -ENOBUFS;
>> +		/* Fall through */	
>> +	default:
>> +		break;
>> +	}
>> +	return 0;
>> +}
>> +
> These special case checks are all over the place.
> We don't have tests all over the place to see if a socket is TCP or
> DCCP or SCTP in order to implement memory accounting there, because we
> did it for connection oriented protocols cleanly, seperating things
> via callbacks etc.
> I would like to see the datagram memory accounting work similarly.


I'm still thinking this and focusing on enhancement of above function.
However, I feel difficulty because socket buffer allocation of UDP
sending packet is in IP layer: ip_append_data(). Moreover, the function
is called from several protocols including TCP. This makes setting
callback hard without changing function interface or core data structure.

Then, I would like to know if the following implementation could be

 - Adding sk_datagram_{rw}mem_schedule() as a memory schedule function
   for datagram protocols.

 - Adding sk_wmem_schedule().
   In the function, sk_stream_wmem_schedule() is called if the caller
   socket is stream protocols. Moreover, sk_datagram_wmem_schedule()
   is called if the socket is datagram like this:

   int sk_wmem_schedule(struct sock *sk, int size)
	    switch (sk->sk_type) {
	    case SOCK_STREAM:
	            return sk_stream_wmem_schedule(sk, size);
	    case SOCK_DGRAM:
	            return sk_datagram_wmem_schedule(sk, size);
	            return 1;

 - In ip_append_data(), sk_wmem_schedule() is called to execute
   memory accounting.

Please let me know if you have any comments about this.

Best regards,

Hitachi Computer Products (America) Inc.
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