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Date:   Thu, 10 Sep 2020 09:17:43 -0400
From:   Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@...gle.com>
To:     Alexei Starovoitov <alexei.starovoitov@...il.com>
Cc:     Martin KaFai Lau <kafai@...com>,
        David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 0/4] tcp: increase flexibility of EBPF congestion
 control initialization

OK, thanks everyone. I will rebase the series onto bpf-next and
include a patch with Martin's suggested follow-on cleanup. Will
resubmit ASAP.

thanks,
neal


On Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 1:31 AM Alexei Starovoitov
<alexei.starovoitov@...il.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 8:24 PM Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@...gle.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 8:36 PM Martin KaFai Lau <kafai@...com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Wed, Sep 09, 2020 at 02:15:52PM -0400, Neal Cardwell wrote:
> > > > This patch series reorganizes TCP congestion control initialization so that if
> > > > EBPF code called by tcp_init_transfer() sets the congestion control algorithm
> > > > by calling setsockopt(TCP_CONGESTION) then the TCP stack initializes the
> > > > congestion control module immediately, instead of having tcp_init_transfer()
> > > > later initialize the congestion control module.
> > > >
> > > > This increases flexibility for the EBPF code that runs at connection
> > > > establishment time, and simplifies the code.
> > > >
> > > > This has the following benefits:
> > > >
> > > > (1) This allows CC module customizations made by the EBPF called in
> > > >     tcp_init_transfer() to persist, and not be wiped out by a later
> > > >     call to tcp_init_congestion_control() in tcp_init_transfer().
> > > >
> > > > (2) Does not flip the order of EBPF and CC init, to avoid causing bugs
> > > >     for existing code upstream that depends on the current order.
> > > >
> > > > (3) Does not cause 2 initializations for for CC in the case where the
> > > >     EBPF called in tcp_init_transfer() wants to set the CC to a new CC
> > > >     algorithm.
> > > >
> > > > (4) Allows follow-on simplifications to the code in net/core/filter.c
> > > >     and net/ipv4/tcp_cong.c, which currently both have some complexity
> > > >     to special-case CC initialization to avoid double CC
> > > >     initialization if EBPF sets the CC.
> > > Thanks for this work.  Only have one nit in patch 3 for consideration.
> > >
> > > Acked-by: Martin KaFai Lau <kafai@...com>
> >
> > Thanks for the review! I like your suggestion in patch 3 to further
> > simplify the code. Do you mind submitting your idea for a follow-on
> > clean-up/refactor as a separate follow-on commit?
>
> I think it's better to be folded into this set.
> It needs rebase to bpf-next anyway.

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