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Date:   Fri, 11 Sep 2020 19:24:11 +0300
From:   Ido Schimmel <idosch@...sch.org>
To:     David Ahern <dsahern@...il.com>
Cc:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net, kuba@...nel.org,
        roopa@...dia.com, mlxsw@...dia.com,
        Ido Schimmel <idosch@...dia.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH net-next 13/22] nexthop: Emit a notification when a
 single nexthop is replaced

On Tue, Sep 08, 2020 at 09:25:40AM -0600, David Ahern wrote:
> On 9/8/20 3:10 AM, Ido Schimmel wrote:
> > From: Ido Schimmel <idosch@...dia.com>
> > 
> > The notification is emitted after all the validation checks were
> > performed, but before the new configuration (i.e., 'struct nh_info') is
> > pointed at by the old shell (i.e., 'struct nexthop'). This prevents the
> > need to perform rollback in case the notification is vetoed.
> > 
> > The next patch will also emit a replace notification for all the nexthop
> > groups in which the nexthop is used.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Ido Schimmel <idosch@...dia.com>
> > ---
> >  net/ipv4/nexthop.c | 10 ++++++++++
> >  1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
> > 
> > diff --git a/net/ipv4/nexthop.c b/net/ipv4/nexthop.c
> > index a60a519a5462..b8a4abc00146 100644
> > --- a/net/ipv4/nexthop.c
> > +++ b/net/ipv4/nexthop.c
> > @@ -1099,12 +1099,22 @@ static int replace_nexthop_single(struct net *net, struct nexthop *old,
> >  				  struct netlink_ext_ack *extack)
> >  {
> >  	struct nh_info *oldi, *newi;
> > +	int err;
> >  
> >  	if (new->is_group) {
> >  		NL_SET_ERR_MSG(extack, "Can not replace a nexthop with a nexthop group.");
> >  		return -EINVAL;
> >  	}
> >  
> > +	err = call_nexthop_notifiers(net, NEXTHOP_EVENT_REPLACE, new, extack);
> > +	if (err)
> > +		return err;
> > +
> > +	/* Hardware flags were set on 'old' as 'new' is not in the red-black
> > +	 * tree. Therefore, inherit the flags from 'old' to 'new'.
> > +	 */
> > +	new->nh_flags |= old->nh_flags & (RTNH_F_OFFLOAD | RTNH_F_TRAP);
> 
> Will that always be true? ie., has h/w seen 'new' and offloaded it yet?

Yes. The chain was converted to a blocking chain, so it is possible to
program the hardware inline.

> vs the notifier telling hardware about the change, it does its thing and
> sets the flags. But I guess that creates a race between the offload and
> the new data being available.
> 
> > +
> >  	oldi = rtnl_dereference(old->nh_info);
> >  	newi = rtnl_dereference(new->nh_info);
> >  
> > 
> 

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