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Date:   Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:50:39 +0200
From:   Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>
Cc:     Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>,,,,,,
        Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <>,
        Daniel Borkmann <>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <>,
        John Fastabend <>,
        Alexander Duyck <>,
        Jeff Kirsher <>,
        David Ahern <>,
        Willem de Bruijn <>,
        Ilias Apalodimas <>,
        Lorenzo Bianconi <>,
        Saeed Mahameed <>
Subject: [PATCH RFC v2 01/33] xdp: add frame size to xdp_buff

XDP have evolved to support several frame sizes, but xdp_buff was not
updated with this information. The frame size (frame_sz) member of
xdp_buff is introduced to know the real size of the memory the frame is
delivered in.

When introducing this also make it clear that some tailroom is
reserved/required when creating SKBs using build_skb().

It would also have been an option to introduce a pointer to
data_hard_end (with reserved offset). The advantage with frame_sz is
that (like rxq) drivers only need to setup/assign this value once per
NAPI cycle. Due to XDP-generic (and some drivers) it's not possible to
store frame_sz inside xdp_rxq_info, because it's varies per packet as it
can be based/depend on packet length.

Signed-off-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>
 include/net/xdp.h |   17 +++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/net/xdp.h b/include/net/xdp.h
index 40c6d3398458..99f4374f6214 100644
--- a/include/net/xdp.h
+++ b/include/net/xdp.h
@@ -6,6 +6,8 @@
 #ifndef __LINUX_NET_XDP_H__
 #define __LINUX_NET_XDP_H__
+#include <linux/skbuff.h> /* skb_shared_info */
  * DOC: XDP RX-queue information
@@ -70,8 +72,23 @@ struct xdp_buff {
 	void *data_hard_start;
 	unsigned long handle;
 	struct xdp_rxq_info *rxq;
+	u32 frame_sz; /* frame size to deduct data_hard_end/reserved tailroom*/
+/* Reserve memory area at end-of data area.
+ *
+ * This macro reserves tailroom in the XDP buffer by limiting the
+ * XDP/BPF data access to data_hard_end.  Notice same area (and size)
+ * is used for XDP_PASS, when constructing the SKB via build_skb().
+ */
+#define xdp_data_hard_end(xdp)				\
+	((xdp)->data_hard_start + (xdp)->frame_sz -	\
+	 SKB_DATA_ALIGN(sizeof(struct skb_shared_info)))
+/* Like skb_shinfo */
+#define xdp_shinfo(xdp)	((struct skb_shared_info *)(xdp_data_hard_end(xdp)))
+// XXX: Above likely belongs in later patch
 struct xdp_frame {
 	void *data;
 	u16 len;

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