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Date:   Thu, 22 Jul 2021 09:33:09 -0400
From:   Jamal Hadi Salim <jhs@...atatu.com>
To:     Vlad Buslov <vladbu@...dia.com>,
        Simon Horman <simon.horman@...igine.com>
Cc:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>,
        Jiri Pirko <jiri@...lanox.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        oss-drivers@...igine.com, Baowen Zheng <baowen.zheng@...igine.com>,
        Louis Peens <louis.peens@...igine.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/3] flow_offload: allow user to offload tc
 action to net device

On 2021-07-22 9:29 a.m., Vlad Buslov wrote:
> On Thu 22 Jul 2021 at 12:19, Simon Horman <simon.horman@...igine.com> wrote:
>> From: Baowen Zheng <baowen.zheng@...igine.com>
>>
>> Use flow_indr_dev_register/flow_indr_dev_setup_offload to
>> offload tc action.
>>
>> We offload the tc action mainly for ovs meter configuration.
>> Make some basic changes for different vendors to return EOPNOTSUPP.
>>
>> We need to call tc_cleanup_flow_action to clean up tc action entry since
>> in tc_setup_action, some actions may hold dev refcnt, especially the mirror
>> action.
>>
>> As per review from the RFC, the kernel test robot will fail to run, so
>> we add CONFIG_NET_CLS_ACT control for the action offload.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Baowen Zheng <baowen.zheng@...igine.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Louis Peens <louis.peens@...igine.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <simon.horman@...igine.com>
>> ---
>>   drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt_tc.c  |  2 +-
>>   .../ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/en/rep/tc.c   |  3 ++

>>   			    void *data,
>>   			    void (*cleanup)(struct flow_block_cb *block_cb))
>>   {
>> +	if (!netdev)
>> +		return -EOPNOTSUPP;
>> +
>>   	switch (type) {
>>   	case TC_SETUP_BLOCK:
>>   		return mlx5e_rep_indr_setup_block(netdev, sch, cb_priv, type_data,
>> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/flower/offload.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/flower/offload.c

[..]

>>   
>> +	/* offload actions to hardware if possible */
>> +	tcf_action_offload_cmd(actions, extack);
>> +
> 
> I think this has already been suggested for RFC, but some sort of
> visibility for offload status of action would be extremely welcome.
> Perhaps "IN_HW" flag and counter, similar to what we have for offloaded
> filters.
> 

Also showing a tc command line in the cover letter on how one would
ask for a specific action to be offloaded.

cheers,
jamal

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