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Date:   Thu, 6 Feb 2020 15:58:17 +0200
From:   Maxim Mikityanskiy <>
To:     Maciej Fijalkowski <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf 0/3] XSK related fixes

On 2020-02-05 06:58, Maciej Fijalkowski wrote:
> Cameron reported [0] that on fresh bpf-next he could not run multiple
> xdpsock instances in Tx-only mode on single network interface with i40e
> driver.
> Turns out that Maxim's series [1] which was adding RCU protection around
> ndo_xsk_wakeup added check against the __I40E_CONFIG_BUSY being set on
> pf->state within i40e_xsk_wakeup() - if it's set, return -ENETDOWN.
> Since this bit is set per PF when UMEM is being enabled/disabled, the
> situation Cameron stumbled upon was that when he launched second xdpsock
> instance, second UMEM was being registered, hence set __I40E_CONFIG_BUSY
> which is now observed by first xdpsock and therefore xdpsock's kick_tx()
> gets -ENETDOWN as errno.
> -ENETDOWN currently is not allowed in kick_tx(), so we were exiting the
> first application. Such exit means also XDP program being unloaded and
> its dedicated resources, which caused an -ENXIO being return in the
> second xdpsock instance.
> Let's fix the issue from both sides - protect ourselves from future
> xdpsock crashes by allowing for -ENETDOWN errno being set in kick_tx()
> (patch 3) and from driver side, return -EAGAIN for the case where PF is
> busy (patch 1).
> Remove also doubled variable from xdpsock_user.c (patch 2).
> Note that ixgbe seems not to be affected since UMEM registration sets
> the busy/disable bit per ring, not per PF.
> Thanks!
> Maciej
> [0]:
> [1]:
> Maciej Fijalkowski (3):
>    i40e: Relax i40e_xsk_wakeup's return value when PF is busy
>    samples: bpf: drop doubled variable declaration in xdpsock
>    samples: bpf: allow for -ENETDOWN in xdpsock
>   drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_xsk.c | 2 +-
>   samples/bpf/xdpsock_user.c                 | 4 ++--
>   2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Acked-by: Maxim Mikityanskiy <>

Though it's already merged (that was too fast).

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