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Date:   Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:39:17 +0200
From:   Ilias Apalodimas <ilias.apalodimas@...aro.org>
To:     Lorenzo Bianconi <lorenzo@...nel.org>
Cc:     Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@...hat.com>,
        Lorenzo Bianconi <lorenzo.bianconi@...hat.com>,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net-next] net: socionext: get rid of huge dma sync in
 netsec_alloc_rx_data

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 08:36:51PM +0100, Lorenzo Bianconi wrote:
> > On Fri, 10 Jan 2020 19:19:40 +0100
> > Lorenzo Bianconi <lorenzo.bianconi@...hat.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > > On Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:34:13 +0100
> > > > Lorenzo Bianconi <lorenzo@...nel.org> wrote:
> > > >   
> > > > > > On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 02:57:44PM +0100, Lorenzo Bianconi wrote:    
> > > > > > > Socionext driver can run on dma coherent and non-coherent devices.
> > > > > > > Get rid of huge dma_sync_single_for_device in netsec_alloc_rx_data since
> > > > > > > now the driver can let page_pool API to managed needed DMA sync
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Signed-off-by: Lorenzo Bianconi <lorenzo@...nel.org>
> > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > Changes since v1:
> > > > > > > - rely on original frame size for dma sync
> > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > >  drivers/net/ethernet/socionext/netsec.c | 43 +++++++++++++++----------
> > > > > > >  1 file changed, 26 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
> > > > > > >     
> > > > > 
> > > > > [...]
> > > > >   
> > > > > > > @@ -883,6 +881,8 @@ static u32 netsec_xdp_xmit_back(struct netsec_priv *priv, struct xdp_buff *xdp)
> > > > > > >  static u32 netsec_run_xdp(struct netsec_priv *priv, struct bpf_prog *prog,
> > > > > > >  			  struct xdp_buff *xdp)
> > > > > > >  {
> > > > > > > +	struct netsec_desc_ring *dring = &priv->desc_ring[NETSEC_RING_RX];
> > > > > > > +	unsigned int len = xdp->data_end - xdp->data;    
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > We need to account for XDP expanding the headers as well here. 
> > > > > > So something like max(xdp->data_end(before bpf), xdp->data_end(after bpf)) -
> > > > > > xdp->data (original)    
> > > > > 
> > > > > correct, the corner case that is not covered at the moment is when data_end is
> > > > > moved forward by the bpf program. I will fix it in v3. Thx  
> > > > 
> > > > Maybe we can simplify do:
> > > > 
> > > >  void *data_start = NETSEC_RXBUF_HEADROOM + xdp->data_hard_start;
> > > >  unsigned int len = xdp->data_end - data_start;
> > > >   
> > > 
> > > Hi Jesper,
> > > 
> > > please correct me if I am wrong but this seems to me the same as v2.
> > 
> > No, this is v2, where you do:
> >    len = xdp->data_end - xdp->data;
> 
> I mean in the solution you proposed you set (before running the bpf program):
> 
> len = xdp->data_end - data_start
> where:
> data_start = NETSEC_RXBUF_HEADROOM + xdp->data_hard_start
> 
> that is equivalent to what I did in v2 (before running the bpf program):
> len = xdp->data_end - xdp->data
> 
> since:
> xdp->data = xdp->data_hard_start + NETSEC_RXBUF_HEADROOM
> (set in netsec_process_rx())
> 
> Am I missing something?
> 
> > 
> > Maybe you mean v1? where you calc len like:
> >    len = xdp->data_end - xdp->data_hard_start;
> >    
> > 
> > > The leftover corner case is if xdp->data_end is moved 'forward' by
> > > the bpf program (I guess it is possible, right?). In this case we
> > > will not sync xdp->data_end(new) - xdp->data_end(old)
> > 
> > Currently xdp->data_end can only shrink (but I plan to extend it). Yes,
> > this corner case is left, but I don't think we need to handle it.  When
> > a BPF prog shrink xdp->data_end, then i believe it cannot change that
> > part the shunk part any longer.
> > 

Ok, i thought it could expand as well.
If that's the case the current patchset is ok

> 
> ack, fine to me.
> 
> Regards,
> Lorenzo
> 
> > 
> > > 
> > > > The cache-lines that need to be flushed/synced for_device is the area
> > > > used by NIC DMA engine.  We know it will always start at a certain
> > > > point (given driver configured hardware to this).
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Best regards,
> >   Jesper Dangaard Brouer
> >   MSc.CS, Principal Kernel Engineer at Red Hat
> >   LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/brouer
> > 

Reviewed-by: Ilias Apalodimas <ilias.apalodimas@...aro.org>

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