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Date:	Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:24:35 +0100
From:	Willy Tarreau <>
To:	Tolga Ceylan <>
Cc:	Daniel Borkmann <>,
	Tom Herbert <>,
	Eric Dumazet <>,
	Craig Gallek <>,
	Josh Snyder <>,
	Aaron Conole <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Linux Kernel Network Developers <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] net: Add SO_REUSEPORT_LISTEN_OFF socket option as
 drain mode

On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 11:20:49AM -0700, Tolga Ceylan wrote:
> I would appreciate a conceptual description on how this would work
> especially for a common scenario
> as described by Willy. My initial impression was that a coordinator
> (master) process takes this
> responsibility to adjust BPF filters as children come and go.

Indeed that would help, I don't know where to start from for now.

> Two popular software has similar use cases: nginx and haproxy. Another
> concern is with the
> introduction of BPF itself, should we expect a performance drop in
> these applications?

Knowing how picky Eric is about performance in such areas, I'm not
worried a single second about adopting something he recommends :-)
I just need to ensure it covers our users' needs. And maybe the
solution I mentionned in the other e-mail could work.


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