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Subject[net-next rfc 0/3] increase the limit of tuntap queues
Hi all:

This series tries to increase the limit of tuntap queues. Histrocially there're
two reasons which prevent us from doing this:

- We store the hash buckets in tun_struct which results a very large size of
tun_struct, this high order memory allocation fail easily when the memory were
- The netdev_queue and netdev_rx_queue array in netdevice were allocated through
kmalloc, which may cause a high order memory allocation too when we have
several queues. E.g. sizeof(netdev_queue) is 320, which means a high order
allocation will happens when the device has more than 12 queues.

So this series tries to address those issues by switching to use flex array. All
entries were preallocated, and since flex array always do a order-0 allocation,
we can safely increase the limit after.

Only compile test, comments or review are more than welcomed.

Jason Wang (3):
net: avoid high order memory allocation for queues by using flex
tuntap: reduce the size of tun_struct by using flex array
tuntap: increase the max queues to 16

drivers/net/tun.c | 59 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
include/linux/netdevice.h | 13 ++++++----
net/core/dev.c | 57 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
net/core/net-sysfs.c | 15 +++++++----
net/openvswitch/flow.c | 2 +-
5 files changed, 102 insertions(+), 44 deletions(-)

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