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Date:   Tue, 14 May 2019 19:01:08 +0200
From:   Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
To:     Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org>
Cc:     netfilter-devel@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, thomas.lendacky@....com,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next,RFC 2/2] netfilter: nf_tables: add hardware
 offload support

Thu, May 09, 2019 at 06:39:51PM CEST, pablo@...filter.org wrote:
>This patch adds hardware offload support for nftables through the
>existing netdev_ops->ndo_setup_tc() interface, the TC_SETUP_CLSFLOWER
>classifier and the flow rule API. This hardware offload support is
>available for the NFPROTO_NETDEV family and the ingress hook.
>
>Each nftables expression has a new ->offload interface, that is used to
>populate the flow rule object that is attached to the transaction
>object.
>
>There is a new per-table NFT_TABLE_F_HW flag, that is set on to offload
>an entire table, including all of its chains.
>
>This patch supports for basic metadata (layer 3 and 4 protocol numbers),
>5-tuple payload matching and the accept/drop actions; this also includes
>basechain hardware offload only.
>
>Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org>

[...]

>+static int nft_flow_offload_chain(struct nft_trans *trans,
>+				  enum flow_block_command cmd)
>+{
>+	struct nft_chain *chain = trans->ctx.chain;
>+	struct netlink_ext_ack extack = {};
>+	struct flow_block_offload bo = {};
>+	struct nft_base_chain *basechain;
>+	struct net_device *dev;
>+	int err;
>+
>+	if (!nft_is_base_chain(chain))
>+		return -EOPNOTSUPP;
>+
>+	basechain = nft_base_chain(chain);
>+	dev = basechain->ops.dev;
>+	if (!dev)
>+		return -EOPNOTSUPP;
>+
>+	bo.command = cmd;
>+	bo.binder_type = TCF_BLOCK_BINDER_TYPE_CLSACT_INGRESS;
>+	bo.block_index = (u32)trans->ctx.chain->handle;
>+	bo.extack = &extack;
>+	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&bo.cb_list);
>+
>+	err = dev->netdev_ops->ndo_setup_tc(dev, TC_SETUP_BLOCK, &bo);

Okay, so you pretend to be clsact-ingress-flower. That looks fine.
But how do you ensure that the real one does not bind a block on the
same device too?


>+	if (err < 0)
>+		return err;
>+
>+	list_splice(&bo.cb_list, &basechain->cb_list);
>+	return 0;
>+}
>+

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