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Date:   Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:27:35 +0100
From:   Daniel Borkmann <>
To:     Björn Töpel <>,,
Cc:     Björn Töpel <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next] xsk: update rings for load-acquire/store-release

On 1/20/20 10:21 AM, Björn Töpel wrote:
> From: Björn Töpel <>
> Currently, the AF_XDP rings uses fences for the kernel-side
> produce/consume functions. By updating rings for
> load-acquire/store-release semantics, the full barrier (smp_mb()) on
> the consumer side can be replaced.
> Signed-off-by: Björn Töpel <>

If I'm not missing something from the ring update scheme, don't you also need
to adapt to STORE.rel ->producer with matching barrier in tools/lib/bpf/xsk.h ?

Btw, alternative model could also be 09d62154f613 ("tools, perf: add and use
optimized ring_buffer_{read_head, write_tail} helpers") for the kernel side
in order to get rid of the smp_mb() on x86.


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