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Date:   Wed, 27 May 2020 09:44:20 +0200
From:   Simon Horman <>
To:     David Miller <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>
        Heinrich Kuhn <>,
        Simon Horman <>
Subject: [PATCH net] nfp: flower: fix used time of merge flow statistics

From: Heinrich Kuhn <>

Prior to this change the correct value for the used counter is calculated
but not stored nor, therefore, propagated to user-space. In use-cases such
as OVS use-case at least this results in active flows being removed from
the hardware datapath. Which results in both unnecessary flow tear-down
and setup, and packet processing on the host.

This patch addresses the problem by saving the calculated used value
which allows the value to propagate to user-space.

Found by inspection.

Fixes: aa6ce2ea0c93 ("nfp: flower: support stats update for merge flows")
Signed-off-by: Heinrich Kuhn <>
Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/flower/offload.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/flower/offload.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/flower/offload.c
index c694dbc239d0..6b60771ccb19 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/flower/offload.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/flower/offload.c
@@ -1440,7 +1440,8 @@ __nfp_flower_update_merge_stats(struct nfp_app *app,
 		ctx_id = be32_to_cpu(sub_flow->meta.host_ctx_id);
 		priv->stats[ctx_id].pkts += pkts;
 		priv->stats[ctx_id].bytes += bytes;
-		max_t(u64, priv->stats[ctx_id].used, used);
+		priv->stats[ctx_id].used = max_t(u64, used,
+						 priv->stats[ctx_id].used);

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