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Date:	Wed, 17 Mar 2010 22:58:50 +0800
From:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
To:	Timo Teräs <timo.teras@....fi>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] xfrm: cache bundle lookup results in flow cache

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 04:16:21PM +0200, Timo Teräs wrote:
>
> The problem is if I have multipoint gre1 and policy that says
> "encrypt all gre in transport mode".
>
> Thus for each public address, I get one bundle. But the
> xfrm_lookup() is called for each packet because ipgre_tunnel_xmit()
> calls ip_route_output_key() on per-packet basis.
>
> For my use-case it makes a huge difference.

But if your traffic switches between those tunnels on each packet,
we're back to square one, right?

> Then we cannot maintain policy use time. But if it's not a
> requirement, we could drop the policy from cache.

I don't see why we can't maintain the policy use time if we did
this, all you need is a back-pointer from the top xfrm_dst.

> Also. With this and your recent flowi patch, I'm seeing pmtu
> issues. Seems like xfrm_bundle_ok uses the original dst which
> resulted in the creation of the bundle. Somehow that dst
> does not get updated with pmtu... but the new dst used in
> next xfrm_lookup for same target does have proper mtu.
> I'm debugging right now why this is happening. Any ideas?

The dynamic MTU is always maintained in a normal dst object in
the IPv4 routing cache.  Each xfrm_dst points to such a dst
through xdst->route.

If you were looking at the xfrm_dst's own MTU then that may well
cause problems.

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