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Date:   Tue, 8 Dec 2020 11:31:03 +0100
From:   Lorenzo Bianconi <lorenzo.bianconi@...hat.com>
To:     Saeed Mahameed <saeed@...nel.org>
Cc:     Maciej Fijalkowski <maciej.fijalkowski@...el.com>,
        Alexander Duyck <alexander.duyck@...il.com>,
        Lorenzo Bianconi <lorenzo@...nel.org>,
        bpf <bpf@...r.kernel.org>, Netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>,
        Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>, shayagr@...zon.com,
        "Jubran, Samih" <sameehj@...zon.com>,
        John Fastabend <john.fastabend@...il.com>, dsahern@...nel.org,
        Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@...hat.com>,
        Eelco Chaudron <echaudro@...hat.com>,
        Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 bpf-next 02/14] xdp: initialize xdp_buff mb bit to 0
 in all XDP drivers

> On Mon, 2020-12-07 at 22:37 +0100, Maciej Fijalkowski wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 07, 2020 at 01:15:00PM -0800, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> > > On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 8:36 AM Lorenzo Bianconi <lorenzo@...nel.org
> > > > wrote:
> > > > Initialize multi-buffer bit (mb) to 0 in all XDP-capable drivers.
> > > > This is a preliminary patch to enable xdp multi-buffer support.
> > > > 
> > > > Signed-off-by: Lorenzo Bianconi <lorenzo@...nel.org>
> > > 
> > > I'm really not a fan of this design. Having to update every driver
> > > in
> > > order to initialize a field that was fragmented is a pain. At a
> > > minimum it seems like it might be time to consider introducing some
> > > sort of initializer function for this so that you can update things
> > > in
> > > one central place the next time you have to add a new field instead
> > > of
> > > having to update every individual driver that supports XDP.
> > > Otherwise
> > > this isn't going to scale going forward.
> > 
> > Also, a good example of why this might be bothering for us is a fact
> > that
> > in the meantime the dpaa driver got XDP support and this patch hasn't
> > been
> > updated to include mb setting in that driver.
> > 
> something like
> init_xdp_buff(hard_start, headroom, len, frame_sz, rxq);
> 
> would work for most of the drivers.
> 

ack, agree. I will add init_xdp_buff() in v6.

Regards,
Lorenzo

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