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Date:   Sat, 29 Jan 2022 19:50:18 +0700
From:   Ammar Faizi <>
To:     Jens Axboe <>
Cc:     Ammar Faizi <>,
        io-uring Mailing List <>,
        netdev Mailing List <>,
        GNU/Weeb Mailing List <>,
        Tea Inside Mailing List <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        Pavel Begunkov <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>, Nugra <>,
        Praveen Kumar <>,
        Alviro Iskandar Setiawan <>
Subject: [PATCH for-5.18 v1 0/3] Add `sendto(2)` and `recvfrom(2)` support


This patchset adds sendto(2) and recvfrom(2) support for io_uring. It
also addresses an issue in the liburing GitHub repository [1].

## Motivations:

1) By using `sendto()` and `recvfrom()` we can make the submission
   simpler compared to always using `sendmsg()` and `recvmsg()` from
   the userspace. Especially for UDP socket.

2) There is a historical patch that tried to add the same
   functionality, but did not end up being applied. [2]

On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 12:29:18 -0600, Jens Axboe <> wrote:
> In a private conversation with the author, a good point was brought
> up that the sendto/recvfrom do not require an allocation of an async
> context, if we need to defer or go async with the request. I think
> that's a major win, to be honest. There are other benefits as well
> (like shorter path), but to me, the async less part is nice and will
> reduce overhead

## Changes summary:

1)  Rename `io_{send,recv}` to `io_{sendto,recvfrom}`
    The following call
        send(sockfd, buf, len, flags);
    is equivalent to
        sendto(sockfd, buf, len, flags, NULL, 0);
    The following call
        recv(sockfd, buf, len, flags);
    is equivalent to
        recvfrom(sockfd, buf, len, flags, NULL, NULL);

    Currently, io_uring supports send() and recv() operation. Now, we are
    going to add sendto() and recvfrom() support. Since the latter is the
    superset of the former, change the function name to the latter.

2)  Make `move_addr_to_user()` be a non static function. This is required for
    adding recvfrom() support for io_uring.

3)  Add `sendto(2)` and `recvfrom(2)` support.

    New opcodes:

## How to apply

This work is based on Jens' tree, branch "io-uring-5.17".

The following changes since commit f6133fbd373811066c8441737e65f384c8f31974:

  io_uring: remove unused argument from io_rsrc_node_alloc (2022-01-27 10:18:53 -0700)

are available in the Git repository at:

  git:// tags/io_uring-sendto-recvfrom.v1

for you to fetch changes up to 68d110c39241b887ec388cd3316dbedb85b0cbcf:

  io_uring: Add `sendto(2)` and `recvfrom(2)` support (2022-01-29 13:08:13 +0700)

## liburing support and test program:

  git:// tags/sendto-recvfrom.v1-2022-01-29

  Run the test program from liburing:
    make -j$(nproc);
    echo $?;
## Changelog:

    - Rebase the work (sync with "io_uring-5.17" branch in Jens' tree).
    - Add BUILD_BUG_SQE_ELEM(48, __u64,  addr3); for compile time
    - Reword the commit messages.
    - Add Alviro Iskandar Setiawan to CC list (tester).

RFC v4:
    - Rebase the work (sync with "for-next" branch in Jens' tree).
    - Remove Tested-by tag from Nugra as this patch changes.
    - (Address Praveen's comment) Zero `sendto_addr_len` and
      `recvfrom_addr_len` on prep when the `req->opcode` is not

RFC v3:
    - Fix build error when CONFIG_NET is undefined for PATCH 1/3. I
      tried to fix it in PATCH 3/3, but it should be fixed in PATCH 1/3,
      otherwise it breaks the build in PATCH 1/3.
    - Add `io_uring_prep_{sendto,recvfrom}` docs to the liburing.

RFC v2:
    - Rebase the work, now this patchset is based on commit
      bb3294e22482db4b7ec ("Merge branch 'for-5.17/drivers' into
    - In `io_recvfrom()`, mark the error check of `move_addr_to_user()`
      call as unlikely.
    - Fix build error when CONFIG_NET is undefined.
    - Update liburing test (the branch is still the same, just force
    - Add Nugra to CC list (tester).

## Refs

RFC v4:
RFC v3:
RFC v2:
RFC v1:
Signed-off-by: Ammar Faizi <>
Ammar Faizi (3):
  io_uring: Rename `io_{send,recv}` to `io_{sendto,recvfrom}`
  net: Make `move_addr_to_user()` be a non static function
  io_uring: Add `sendto(2)` and `recvfrom(2)` support

 fs/io_uring.c                 | 95 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 include/linux/socket.h        |  2 +
 include/uapi/linux/io_uring.h |  5 +-
 net/socket.c                  |  4 +-
 4 files changed, 93 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

base-commit: f6133fbd373811066c8441737e65f384c8f31974
Ammar Faizi

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