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Date:   Tue, 8 Dec 2020 09:00:00 -0800
From:   David Awogbemila <awogbemila@...gle.com>
To:     Alexander Duyck <alexander.duyck@...il.com>
Cc:     Netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>, Saeed Mahameed <saeed@...nel.org>,
        Alexander Duyck <alexanderduyck@...com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v10 0/4] GVE Raw Addressing

On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 7:17 PM Alexander Duyck
<alexander.duyck@...il.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 2:45 PM David Awogbemila <awogbemila@...gle.com> wrote:
> >
> > Patchset description:
> > This  patchset introduces "raw addressing" mode to the GVE driver.
> > Previously (in "queue_page_list" or "qpl" mode), the driver would
> > pre-allocate and dma_map buffers to be used on egress and ingress.
> > On egress, it would copy data from the skb provided to the
> > pre-allocated buffers - this was expensive.
> > In raw addressing mode, the driver can avoid this copy and simply
> > dma_map the skb's data so that the NIC can use it.
> > On ingress, the driver passes buffers up to the networking stack and
> > then frees and reallocates buffers when necessary instead of using
> > skb_copy_to_linear_data.
> > Patch 3 separates the page refcount tracking mechanism
> > into a function gve_rx_can_recycle_buffer which uses get_page - this will
> > be changed in a future patch to eliminate the use of get_page in tracking
> > page refcounts.
> >
> > Changes from v9:
> >   Patch 4: Use u64, not u32 for new tx stat counters.
> >
> > Catherine Sullivan (3):
> >   gve: Add support for raw addressing device option
> >   gve: Add support for raw addressing to the rx path
> >   gve: Add support for raw addressing in the tx path
> >
> > David Awogbemila (1):
> >   gve: Rx Buffer Recycling
> >
> >
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/google/gve/gve.h         |  39 +-
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/google/gve/gve_adminq.c  |  89 ++++-
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/google/gve/gve_adminq.h  |  15 +-
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/google/gve/gve_desc.h    |  19 +-
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/google/gve/gve_ethtool.c |   2 +
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/google/gve/gve_main.c    |  11 +-
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/google/gve/gve_rx.c      | 364 +++++++++++++-----
> >  drivers/net/ethernet/google/gve/gve_tx.c      | 197 ++++++++--
> >  8 files changed, 574 insertions(+), 162 deletions(-)
> >
> > Reviewed-by: Alexander Duyck <alexanderduyck@...com>
>
> Normally the reviewed-by should be included on the individual patches
> instead of here. It can be moved if you end up needing to resubmit.

Thanks, I'll take note.

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