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Date:   Wed, 15 Jan 2020 09:49:41 -0800
From:   John Fastabend <john.fastabend@...il.com>
To:     Alexei Starovoitov <alexei.starovoitov@...il.com>,
        Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke@...hat.com>
Cc:     Network Development <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        bpf <bpf@...r.kernel.org>,
        Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>,
        David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@...hat.com>,
        Björn Töpel <bjorn.topel@...il.com>,
        John Fastabend <john.fastabend@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next v2 0/2] xdp: Introduce bulking for non-map
 XDP_REDIRECT

Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 10:11 AM Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke@...hat.com> wrote:
> >
> > Since commit 96360004b862 ("xdp: Make devmap flush_list common for all map
> > instances"), devmap flushing is a global operation instead of tied to a
> > particular map. This means that with a bit of refactoring, we can finally fix
> > the performance delta between the bpf_redirect_map() and bpf_redirect() helper
> > functions, by introducing bulking for the latter as well.
> >
> > This series makes this change by moving the data structure used for the bulking
> > into struct net_device itself, so we can access it even when there is not
> > devmap. Once this is done, moving the bpf_redirect() helper to use the bulking
> > mechanism becomes quite trivial, and brings bpf_redirect() up to the same as
> > bpf_redirect_map():
> >
> >                        Before:   After:
> > 1 CPU:
> > bpf_redirect_map:      8.4 Mpps  8.4 Mpps  (no change)
> > bpf_redirect:          5.0 Mpps  8.4 Mpps  (+68%)
> > 2 CPUs:
> > bpf_redirect_map:     15.9 Mpps  16.1 Mpps  (+1% or ~no change)
> > bpf_redirect:          9.5 Mpps  15.9 Mpps  (+67%)
> >
> > After this patch series, the only semantics different between the two variants
> > of the bpf() helper (apart from the absence of a map argument, obviously) is
> > that the _map() variant will return an error if passed an invalid map index,
> > whereas the bpf_redirect() helper will succeed, but drop packets on
> > xdp_do_redirect(). This is because the helper has no reference to the calling
> > netdev, so unfortunately we can't do the ifindex lookup directly in the helper.
> >
> > Changelog:
> >
> > v2:
> >   - Consolidate code paths and tracepoints for map and non-map redirect variants
> >     (Björn)
> >   - Add performance data for 2-CPU test (Jesper)
> >   - Move fields to avoid shifting cache lines in struct net_device (Eric)
> 
> John, since you commented on v1 please review this v2. Thanks!

hmm don't think I had an initial comment but will review regardless ;)

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