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Date:   Tue, 26 May 2020 20:10:04 +0300
From:   Petr Machata <>
Cc:     Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,,,,
        Petr Machata <>
Subject: [RFC PATCH net-next 0/3] TC: Introduce qevents

The Spectrum hardware allows execution of one of several actions as a
result of queue management events: tail-dropping, early-dropping, marking a
packet, or passing a configured latency threshold or buffer size. Such
packets can be mirrored, trapped, or sampled.

Modeling the action to be taken as simply a TC action is very attractive,
but it is not obvious where to put these actions. At least with ECN marking
one could imagine a tree of qdiscs and classifiers that effectively
accomplishes this task, albeit in an impractically complex manner. But
there is just no way to match on dropped-ness of a packet, let alone
dropped-ness due to a particular reason.

To allow configuring user-defined actions as a result of inner workings of
a qdisc, this patch set introduces a concept of qevents. Those are attach
points for TC blocks, where filters can be put that are executed as the
packet hits well-defined points in the qdisc algorithms. The attached
blocks can be shared, in a manner similar to clsact ingress and egress
blocks, arbitrary classifiers with arbitrary actions can be put on them,

For example:

# tc qdisc add dev eth0 root handle 1: \
	red limit 500K avpkt 1K qevent early block 10
# tc filter add block 10 \
	matchall action mirred egress mirror dev eth1

Patch #1 of this set introduces several helpers to allow easy and uniform
addition of qevents to qdiscs. The following two patches, #2 and #3, then
add two qevents to the RED qdisc: "early" qevent fires when a packet is
early-dropped; "mark" qevent, when it is ECN-marked.

This patch set does not deal with offloading. The idea there is that a
driver will be able to figure out that a given block is used in qevent
context by looking at binder type. A future patch-set will add a qdisc
pointer to struct flow_block_offload, which a driver will be able to
consult to glean the TC or other relevant attributes.

Petr Machata (3):
  net: sched: Introduce helpers for qevent blocks
  net: sched: sch_red: Split init and change callbacks
  net: sched: sch_red: Add qevents "early" and "mark"

 include/net/flow_offload.h     |   2 +
 include/net/pkt_cls.h          |  48 +++++++++++++++
 include/uapi/linux/pkt_sched.h |   2 +
 net/sched/cls_api.c            | 107 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 net/sched/sch_red.c            | 100 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 5 files changed, 247 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)


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