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SubjectRE: [RFC PATCH v9 12/16] Add mp(mediate passthru) device.
Michael,
Sorry to reply the mail late.

>So - does this driver help reduce service demand signifiantly?

I'm looking at the performance now.

>Some comments from looking at the code:
>
>On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 05:23:41PM +0800, xiaohui.xin@intel.com wrote:
>> +static struct page_info *alloc_page_info(struct page_ctor *ctor,
>> + struct kiocb *iocb, struct iovec *iov,
>> + int count, struct frag *frags,
>> + int npages, int total)
>> +{
>> + int rc;
>> + int i, j, n = 0;
>> + int len;
>> + unsigned long base, lock_limit;
>> + struct page_info *info = NULL;
>> +
>> + lock_limit = current->signal->rlim[RLIMIT_MEMLOCK].rlim_cur;
>> + lock_limit >>= PAGE_SHIFT;
>
>Playing with rlimit on data path, transparently to the application in this way
>looks strange to me, I suspect this has unexpected security implications.
>Further, applications may have other uses for locked memory
>besides mpassthru - you should not just take it because it's there.
>
>Can we have an ioctl that lets userspace configure how much
>memory to lock? This ioctl will decrement the rlimit and store
>the data in the device structure so we can do accounting
>internally. Put it back on close or on another ioctl.

Yes, we can decrement the rlimit in ioctl in one time to avoid
data path.

>Need to be careful for when this operation gets called
>again with 0 or another small value while we have locked memory -
>maybe just fail with EBUSY? or wait until it gets unlocked?
>Maybe 0 can be special-cased and deactivate zero-copy?.
>
In fact, if we choose RLIMIT_MEMLOCK to limit the lock memory,
the default value is only 16 pages. It's too small to make the device to
work. So we always to configure it with a large value.
I think, if rlimit value after decrement is < 0, then deactivate zero-copy
is better. 0 maybe ok.

>> +
>> + if (ctor->lock_pages + count > lock_limit && npages) {
>> + printk(KERN_INFO "exceed the locked memory rlimit.");
>> + return NULL;
>> + }
>> +
>> + info = kmem_cache_zalloc(ext_page_info_cache, GFP_KERNEL);
>
>You seem to fill in all memory, why zalloc? this is data path ...

Ok, Let me check this.

>
>> +
>> + if (!info)
>> + return NULL;
>> +
>> + for (i = j = 0; i < count; i++) {
>> + base = (unsigned long)iov[i].iov_base;
>> + len = iov[i].iov_len;
>> +
>> + if (!len)
>> + continue;
>> + n = ((base & ~PAGE_MASK) + len + ~PAGE_MASK) >> PAGE_SHIFT;
>> +
>> + rc = get_user_pages_fast(base, n, npages ? 1 : 0,
>
>npages controls whether this is a write? Why?

We use npages as a flag here. In mp_sendmsg(), we called alloc_page_info() with npages = 0.

>
>> + &info->pages[j]);
>> + if (rc != n)
>> + goto failed;
>> +
>> + while (n--) {
>> + frags[j].offset = base & ~PAGE_MASK;
>> + frags[j].size = min_t(int, len,
>> + PAGE_SIZE - frags[j].offset);
>> + len -= frags[j].size;
>> + base += frags[j].size;
>> + j++;
>> + }
>> + }
>> +
>> +#ifdef CONFIG_HIGHMEM
>> + if (npages && !(dev->features & NETIF_F_HIGHDMA)) {
>> + for (i = 0; i < j; i++) {
>> + if (PageHighMem(info->pages[i]))
>> + goto failed;
>> + }
>> + }
>> +#endif
>
>Are non-highdma devices worth bothering with? If yes -
>are there other limitations devices might have that we need to handle?
>E.g. what about non-s/g devices or no checksum offloading?.

Basically I think there is no limitations for both, but let me have a check.

>
>> + skb_push(skb, ETH_HLEN);
>> +
>> + if (skb_is_gso(skb)) {
>> + hdr.hdr.hdr_len = skb_headlen(skb);
>> + hdr.hdr.gso_size = shinfo->gso_size;
>> + if (shinfo->gso_type & SKB_GSO_TCPV4)
>> + hdr.hdr.gso_type = VIRTIO_NET_HDR_GSO_TCPV4;
>> + else if (shinfo->gso_type & SKB_GSO_TCPV6)
>> + hdr.hdr.gso_type = VIRTIO_NET_HDR_GSO_TCPV6;
>> + else if (shinfo->gso_type & SKB_GSO_UDP)
>> + hdr.hdr.gso_type = VIRTIO_NET_HDR_GSO_UDP;
>> + else
>> + BUG();
>> + if (shinfo->gso_type & SKB_GSO_TCP_ECN)
>> + hdr.hdr.gso_type |= VIRTIO_NET_HDR_GSO_ECN;
>> +
>> + } else
>> + hdr.hdr.gso_type = VIRTIO_NET_HDR_GSO_NONE;
>> +
>> + if (skb->ip_summed == CHECKSUM_PARTIAL) {
>> + hdr.hdr.flags = VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_NEEDS_CSUM;
>> + hdr.hdr.csum_start =
>> + skb->csum_start - skb_headroom(skb);
>> + hdr.hdr.csum_offset = skb->csum_offset;
>> + }
>
>We have this code in tun, macvtap and packet socket already.
>Could this be a good time to move these into networking core?
>I'm not asking you to do this right now, but could this generic
>virtio-net to skb stuff be encapsulated in functions?

It seems reasonable.

>
>--
>MST


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