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Date:   Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:03:49 +0100
From:   Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
To:     Jamal Hadi Salim <jhs@...atatu.com>
Cc:     davem@...emloft.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org, jiri@...lanox.com,
        paulb@...lanox.com, john.fastabend@...il.com,
        simon.horman@...ronome.com, mrv@...atatu.com, hadarh@...lanox.com,
        ogerlitz@...lanox.com, roid@...lanox.com, xiyou.wangcong@...il.com,
        daniel@...earbox.net
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v4 1/2] net sched actions: Add support for user
 cookies

Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:11:48PM CET, jhs@...atatu.com wrote:
>From: Jamal Hadi Salim <jhs@...atatu.com>
>
>Introduce optional 128-bit action cookie.
>Like all other cookie schemes in the networking world (eg in protocols
>like http or existing kernel fib protocol field, etc) the idea is to save
>user state that when retrieved serves as a correlator. The kernel
>_should not_ intepret it.  The user can store whatever they wish in the
>128 bits.
>
>Sample exercise(showing variable length use of cookie)
>
>.. create an accept action with cookie a1b2c3d4
>sudo $TC actions add action ok index 1 cookie a1b2c3d4
>
>.. dump all gact actions..
>sudo $TC -s actions ls action gact
>
>	action order 0: gact action pass
>	 random type none pass val 0
>	 index 1 ref 1 bind 0 installed 5 sec used 5 sec
> 	Action statistics:
>	Sent 0 bytes 0 pkt (dropped 0, overlimits 0 requeues 0)
>	backlog 0b 0p requeues 0
>	cookie a1b2c3d4
>
>.. bind the accept action to a filter..
>sudo $TC filter add dev lo parent ffff: protocol ip prio 1 \
>u32 match ip dst 127.0.0.1/32 flowid 1:1 action gact index 1
>
>... send some traffic..
>$ ping 127.0.0.1 -c 3
>PING 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
>64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.020 ms
>64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.027 ms
>64 bytes from 127.0.0.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.038 ms
>
>--- 127.0.0.1 ping statistics ---
>3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2109ms
>rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.020/0.028/0.038/0.008 ms 1
>
>... show some stats
>$ sudo $TC -s actions get action gact index 1
>
>	action order 1: gact action pass
>	 random type none pass val 0
>	 index 1 ref 2 bind 1 installed 204 sec used 5 sec
> 	Action statistics:
>        Sent 12168 bytes 164 pkt (dropped 0, overlimits 0 requeues 0)
>	backlog 0b 0p requeues 0
>	cookie a1b2c3d4
>
>.. try longer cookie...
>$ sudo $TC actions replace action ok index 1 cookie 1234567890abcdef
>.. dump..
>$ sudo $TC -s actions ls action gact
>
>	action order 1: gact action pass
>	 random type none pass val 0
>	 index 1 ref 2 bind 1 installed 204 sec used 5 sec
> 	Action statistics:
>        Sent 12168 bytes 164 pkt (dropped 0, overlimits 0 requeues 0)
>	backlog 0b 0p requeues 0
>	cookie 1234567890abcdef
>
>Signed-off-by: Jamal Hadi Salim <jhs@...atatu.com>

Reviewed-by: Jiri Pirko <jiri@...lanox.com>

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