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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC 23/23]: Support for zero-copy TCP transmit of user space data
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On Sunday 21 December 2008 06:09:18 Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
> > Things should work fine, since pskb_expand_head() copies whole shared
> > info structure (and thus will copy destructor), get all pages and then
> > copy all pointers into the new skb, and then release old skb's data.
> >
> > So destructor for the pages should not rely on which skb it is called on
> > and check if pages are about to be really freed (i.e. check theirs
> > reference counter).
> >
>
> OK.
>
> > __pskb_pull_tail() is tricky, it just puts some pages it does not want
> > to be present in the skb, but it could be possible to add there
> > destructor callback from the original skb with partial flag (or just
> > having destructor with two parameters: skb and page, and if page is not
> > NULL, then actually only given page is freed, otherwise the whole skb).
> >
>
> Yes, that doesn't sound too bad.

That would be one approach. Actually, my patch solved this by keeping a
parent ref in various cases if the parent had a destructor: we only destroy
the parent when all the clones are gone.

Here's the patch for reference:

net: add destructor for skb data.

If we want to notify something when an skb is truly finished (such as
for tun vringfd support), we need a destructor on the data.

This turns out to be slightly non-trivial as fragments from one skb
get copied to another skb: if the first skb has a destructor (or its
parent does) we need to keep a reference to it and destroy it only
when (all the) children are destroyed. We add an 'orig' pointer to
the skb_shared_info to do this.

But there's currently no way to get from the shinfo to the head (to
kfree it), so we add a 'len' field. A better alternative to this
might be to move the skb_shared_info to before the head of the skb data.

Note that the destructor is responsible for calling kfree: for the tun
device, this is critical since the destructor can be called from any
context and it has to do a copy_to_user, so it queues the skb.

Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
---
include/linux/skbuff.h | 9 ++++++
net/core/skbuff.c | 66 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
2 files changed, 64 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
diff -r 3948a0050f81 include/linux/skbuff.h
--- a/include/linux/skbuff.h Tue May 06 21:18:01 2008 +1000
+++ b/include/linux/skbuff.h Thu May 08 13:12:47 2008 +1000
@@ -146,8 +146,12 @@ struct skb_shared_info {
unsigned short gso_segs;
unsigned short gso_type;
__be32 ip6_frag_id;
+ unsigned int len; /* Subtract from this shinfo to find skb->head */
struct sk_buff *frag_list;
skb_frag_t frags[MAX_SKB_FRAGS];
+ struct skb_shared_info *orig;
+ /* This is responsible for kfree() of header. */
+ void (*destructor)(struct skb_shared_info *);
};

/* We divide dataref into two halves. The higher 16 bits hold references
@@ -827,6 +831,11 @@ static inline void skb_fill_page_desc(st
#define SKB_PAGE_ASSERT(skb) BUG_ON(skb_shinfo(skb)->nr_frags)
#define SKB_FRAG_ASSERT(skb) BUG_ON(skb_shinfo(skb)->frag_list)
#define SKB_LINEAR_ASSERT(skb) BUG_ON(skb_is_nonlinear(skb))
+
+static inline unsigned char *skb_shinfo_to_head(struct skb_shared_info *shinfo)
+{
+ return (unsigned char *)shinfo - shinfo->len;
+}

#ifdef NET_SKBUFF_DATA_USES_OFFSET
static inline unsigned char *skb_tail_pointer(const struct sk_buff *skb)
diff -r 3948a0050f81 net/core/skbuff.c
--- a/net/core/skbuff.c Tue May 06 21:18:01 2008 +1000
+++ b/net/core/skbuff.c Thu May 08 13:12:47 2008 +1000
@@ -218,6 +218,9 @@ struct sk_buff *__alloc_skb(unsigned int
shinfo->gso_type = 0;
shinfo->ip6_frag_id = 0;
shinfo->frag_list = NULL;
+ shinfo->destructor = NULL;
+ shinfo->orig = NULL;
+ shinfo->len = skb_end_pointer(skb) - skb->head;

if (fclone) {
struct sk_buff *child = skb + 1;
@@ -311,21 +314,53 @@ static void skb_clone_fraglist(struct sk
skb_get(list);
}

+static void shinfo_put(struct skb_shared_info *shinfo, bool nohdr, bool clone)
+{
+ struct skb_shared_info *orig;
+
+ do {
+ if (clone &&
+ atomic_sub_return(nohdr ? (1 << SKB_DATAREF_SHIFT) + 1 : 1,
+ &shinfo->dataref)) {
+ return;
+ }
+
+ if (shinfo->nr_frags) {
+ int i;
+ for (i = 0; i < shinfo->nr_frags; i++)
+ put_page(shinfo->frags[i].page);
+ }
+
+ if (shinfo->frag_list)
+ skb_drop_list(&shinfo->frag_list);
+
+ orig = shinfo->orig;
+ if (shinfo->destructor)
+ shinfo->destructor(shinfo);
+ else
+ kfree(skb_shinfo_to_head(shinfo));
+
+ /* We hold a payload reference to our parent. */
+ nohdr = true;
+ clone = true;
+ } while ((shinfo = orig) != NULL);
+}
+
static void skb_release_data(struct sk_buff *skb)
{
- if (!skb->cloned ||
- !atomic_sub_return(skb->nohdr ? (1 << SKB_DATAREF_SHIFT) + 1 : 1,
- &skb_shinfo(skb)->dataref)) {
- if (skb_shinfo(skb)->nr_frags) {
- int i;
- for (i = 0; i < skb_shinfo(skb)->nr_frags; i++)
- put_page(skb_shinfo(skb)->frags[i].page);
- }
+ shinfo_put(skb_shinfo(skb), skb->nohdr, skb->cloned);
+}

- if (skb_shinfo(skb)->frag_list)
- skb_drop_fraglist(skb);
+/* Now hold reference to older data, if has a destructor (recursively). */
+static void skb_ref_data_parent(struct sk_buff *parent,
+ struct skb_shared_info *shinfo)
+{
+ struct skb_shared_info *pshinfo = skb_shinfo(parent);

- kfree(skb->head);
+ if (pshinfo->destructor || pshinfo->orig) {
+ shinfo->orig = pshinfo;
+ atomic_add((1 << SKB_DATAREF_SHIFT) + 1, &pshinfo->dataref);
+ parent->cloned = 1;
}
}

@@ -656,6 +691,7 @@ struct sk_buff *pskb_copy(struct sk_buff
get_page(skb_shinfo(n)->frags[i].page);
}
skb_shinfo(n)->nr_frags = i;
+ skb_ref_data_parent(skb, skb_shinfo(n));
}

if (skb_shinfo(skb)->frag_list) {
@@ -721,6 +757,8 @@ int pskb_expand_head(struct sk_buff *skb
if (skb_shinfo(skb)->frag_list)
skb_clone_fraglist(skb);

+ skb_ref_data_parent(skb, (void *)(data + size));
+
skb_release_data(skb);

off = (data + nhead) - skb->head;
@@ -743,6 +781,8 @@ int pskb_expand_head(struct sk_buff *skb
skb->hdr_len = 0;
skb->nohdr = 0;
atomic_set(&skb_shinfo(skb)->dataref, 1);
+ skb_shinfo(skb)->len = skb_end_pointer(skb) - skb->head;
+ skb_shinfo(skb)->destructor = NULL;
return 0;

nodata:
@@ -1962,6 +2002,8 @@ void skb_split(struct sk_buff *skb, stru
skb_split_inside_header(skb, skb1, len, pos);
else /* Second chunk has no header, nothing to copy. */
skb_split_no_header(skb, skb1, len, pos);
+
+ skb_ref_data_parent(skb, skb_shinfo(skb1));
}

/**
@@ -2334,6 +2376,8 @@ struct sk_buff *skb_segment(struct sk_bu
nskb->data_len = len - hsize;
nskb->len += nskb->data_len;
nskb->truesize += nskb->data_len;
+
+ skb_ref_data_parent(skb, skb_shinfo(nskb));
} while ((offset += len) < skb->len);

return segs;

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