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Date:   Mon, 27 Apr 2020 22:22:45 +0200
From:   Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>
Cc:     Tariq Toukan <>,
        Saeed Mahameed <>,,,,,,
        Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <>,
        Daniel Borkmann <>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <>,
        John Fastabend <>,
        Alexander Duyck <>,
        Jeff Kirsher <>,
        David Ahern <>,
        Willem de Bruijn <>,
        Ilias Apalodimas <>,
        Lorenzo Bianconi <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 28/33] mlx5: rx queue setup time determine
 frame_sz for XDP

On Wed, 22 Apr 2020 18:09:43 +0200
Jesper Dangaard Brouer <> wrote:

> The mlx5 driver have multiple memory models, which are also changed
> according to whether a XDP bpf_prog is attached.
> The 'rx_striding_rq' setting is adjusted via ethtool priv-flags e.g.:
>  # ethtool --set-priv-flags mlx5p2 rx_striding_rq off
> On the general case with 4K page_size and regular MTU packet, then
> the frame_sz is 2048 and 4096 when XDP is enabled, in both modes.
> The info on the given frame size is stored differently depending on the
> RQ-mode and encoded in a union in struct mlx5e_rq union wqe/mpwqe.
> In rx striding mode rq->mpwqe.log_stride_sz is either 11 or 12, which
> corresponds to 2048 or 4096 (MLX5_WQ_TYPE_LINKED_LIST_STRIDING_RQ).
> In non-striding mode (MLX5_WQ_TYPE_CYCLIC) the frag_stride is stored
> in rq->[0].frag_stride, for the first fragment, which is
> what the XDP case cares about.
> To reduce effect on fast-path, this patch determine the frame_sz at
> setup time, to avoid determining the memory model runtime. Variable
> is named first_frame_sz to make it clear that this is only the frame
> size of the first fragment.
> This mlx5 driver does a DMA-sync on XDP_TX action, but grow is safe
> as it have done a DMA-map on the entire PAGE_SIZE. The driver also
> already does a XDP length check against sq->hw_mtu on the possible
> XDP xmit paths mlx5e_xmit_xdp_frame() + mlx5e_xmit_xdp_frame_mpwqe().
> Cc: Tariq Toukan <>
> Cc: Saeed Mahameed <>
> Signed-off-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>
> ---
>  drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en.h      |    1 +
>  drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en/xdp.c  |    1 +
>  drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en_main.c |    6 ++++++
>  3 files changed, 8 insertions(+)

I found a bug in this patch, that can lead to BUG in skb_panic() in
XDP_PASS case when growing the tail. (Hint why I fixed output in [1]).
I already have a fix, but this implies I will send a V2 tomorrow.

I'll pickup all the ACKs manually tomorrow, before I resubmit.

Best regards,
  Jesper Dangaard Brouer
  MSc.CS, Principal Kernel Engineer at Red Hat

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