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Date:	Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:57:30 -0700
From:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
To:	Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...mgrid.com>
Cc:	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>,
	James Morris <jmorris@...ei.org>,
	Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>,
	Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
	Daniel Borkmann <dborkman@...hat.com>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Xi Wang <xi.wang@...il.com>, x86@...nel.org,
	Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@...ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] fix unsafe set_memory_rw from softirq

On Wed, 2013-10-02 at 21:53 -0700, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-10-02 at 21:44 -0700, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
> 
> > I think ifdef config_x86 is a bit ugly inside struct sk_filter, but
> > don't mind whichever way.
> 
> Its not fair to make sk_filter bigger, because it means that simple (non
> JIT) filter might need an extra cache line.
> 
> You could presumably use the following layout instead :
> 
> struct sk_filter
> {
>         atomic_t                refcnt;
>         struct rcu_head         rcu;
> 	struct work_struct      work;
> 
>         unsigned int            len ____cacheline_aligned;    /* Number of filter blocks */
>         unsigned int            (*bpf_func)(const struct sk_buff *skb,
>                                             const struct sock_filter *filter);
>         struct sock_filter      insns[0];
> };

And since @len is not used by sk_run_filter() use :

struct sk_filter {
        atomic_t                refcnt;
	int 			len; /* number of filter blocks */
        struct rcu_head         rcu;
        struct work_struct      work;

        unsigned int            (*bpf_func)(const struct sk_buff *skb,
                                            const struct sock_filter *filter) ____cacheline_aligned;
        struct sock_filter      insns[0];
};



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