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Subject[RFC][PATCH v5 02/19] Add a new struct for device to manipulate external buffer.
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From: Xin Xiaohui <xiaohui.xin@intel.com>

Signed-off-by: Xin Xiaohui <xiaohui.xin@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Zhao Yu <yzhao81new@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Jeff Dike <jdike@linux.intel.com>
---
include/linux/netdevice.h | 19 ++++++++++++++++++-
1 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/include/linux/netdevice.h b/include/linux/netdevice.h
index fa8b476..bae725c 100644
--- a/include/linux/netdevice.h
+++ b/include/linux/netdevice.h
@@ -530,6 +530,22 @@ struct netdev_queue {
unsigned long tx_dropped;
} ____cacheline_aligned_in_smp;

+/* Add a structure in structure net_device, the new field is
+ * named as mp_port. It's for mediate passthru (zero-copy).
+ * It contains the capability for the net device driver,
+ * a socket, and an external buffer creator, external means
+ * skb buffer belongs to the device may not be allocated from
+ * kernel space.
+ */
+struct mpassthru_port {
+ int hdr_len;
+ int data_len;
+ int npages;
+ unsigned flags;
+ struct socket *sock;
+ struct skb_external_page *(*ctor)(struct mpassthru_port *,
+ struct sk_buff *, int);
+};

/*
* This structure defines the management hooks for network devices.
@@ -952,7 +968,8 @@ struct net_device {
struct macvlan_port *macvlan_port;
/* GARP */
struct garp_port *garp_port;
-
+ /* mpassthru */
+ struct mpassthru_port *mp_port;
/* class/net/name entry */
struct device dev;
/* space for optional device, statistics, and wireless sysfs groups */
--
1.5.4.4


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