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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] virtio: Don't expose legacy net features when VIRTIO_NET_NO_LEGACY defined.
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"Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com> writes:
> On Fri, Feb 06, 2015 at 03:36:54PM +1030, Rusty Russell wrote:
>> In particular, the virtio header always has the u16 num_buffers field.
>> We define a new 'struct virtio_net_modern_hdr' for this (rather than
>> simply calling it 'struct virtio_net_hdr', to avoid nasty type errors
>> if some parts of a project define VIRTIO_NET_NO_LEGACY and some don't.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
>> ---
>> include/uapi/linux/virtio_net.h | 30 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
>> 1 file changed, 28 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/virtio_net.h b/include/uapi/linux/virtio_net.h
>> index b5f1677b291c..32754f3000e8 100644
>> --- a/include/uapi/linux/virtio_net.h
>> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/virtio_net.h
>> @@ -35,7 +35,6 @@
>> #define VIRTIO_NET_F_CSUM 0 /* Host handles pkts w/ partial csum */
>> #define VIRTIO_NET_F_GUEST_CSUM 1 /* Guest handles pkts w/ partial csum */
>> #define VIRTIO_NET_F_MAC 5 /* Host has given MAC address. */
>> -#define VIRTIO_NET_F_GSO 6 /* Host handles pkts w/ any GSO type */
>> #define VIRTIO_NET_F_GUEST_TSO4 7 /* Guest can handle TSOv4 in. */
>> #define VIRTIO_NET_F_GUEST_TSO6 8 /* Guest can handle TSOv6 in. */
>> #define VIRTIO_NET_F_GUEST_ECN 9 /* Guest can handle TSO[6] w/ ECN in. */
>> @@ -56,6 +55,10 @@
>> * Steering */
>> #define VIRTIO_NET_F_CTRL_MAC_ADDR 23 /* Set MAC address */
>>
>> +#ifndef VIRTIO_NET_NO_LEGACY
>> +#define VIRTIO_NET_F_GSO 6 /* Host handles pkts w/ any GSO type */
>> +#endif /* VIRTIO_NET_NO_LEGACY */
>> +
>> #define VIRTIO_NET_S_LINK_UP 1 /* Link is up */
>> #define VIRTIO_NET_S_ANNOUNCE 2 /* Announcement is needed */
>>
>> @@ -71,8 +74,9 @@ struct virtio_net_config {
>> __u16 max_virtqueue_pairs;
>> } __attribute__((packed));
>>
>> +#ifndef VIRTIO_NET_NO_LEGACY
>> /* This header comes first in the scatter-gather list.
>> - * If VIRTIO_F_ANY_LAYOUT is not negotiated, it must
>> + * For legacy virtio, if VIRTIO_F_ANY_LAYOUT is not negotiated, it must
>> * be the first element of the scatter-gather list. If you don't
>> * specify GSO or CSUM features, you can simply ignore the header. */
>> struct virtio_net_hdr {
>> @@ -97,6 +101,28 @@ struct virtio_net_hdr_mrg_rxbuf {
>> struct virtio_net_hdr hdr;
>> __virtio16 num_buffers; /* Number of merged rx buffers */
>> };
>> +#else /* ... VIRTIO_NET_NO_LEGACY */
>> +/*
>> + * This header comes first in the scatter-gather list. If you don't
>> + * specify GSO or CSUM features, you can simply ignore the header.
>> + */
>> +struct virtio_net_modern_hdr {
>> +#define VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_NEEDS_CSUM 1 /* Use csum_start, csum_offset */
>> +#define VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_DATA_VALID 2 /* Csum is valid */
>> + __u8 flags;
>> +#define VIRTIO_NET_HDR_GSO_NONE 0 /* Not a GSO frame */
>> +#define VIRTIO_NET_HDR_GSO_TCPV4 1 /* GSO frame, IPv4 TCP (TSO) */
>> +#define VIRTIO_NET_HDR_GSO_UDP 3 /* GSO frame, IPv4 UDP (UFO) */
>> +#define VIRTIO_NET_HDR_GSO_TCPV6 4 /* GSO frame, IPv6 TCP */
>> +#define VIRTIO_NET_HDR_GSO_ECN 0x80 /* TCP has ECN set */
>> + __u8 gso_type;
>> + __virtio16 hdr_len; /* Ethernet + IP + tcp/udp hdrs */
>> + __virtio16 gso_size; /* Bytes to append to hdr_len per frame */
>> + __virtio16 csum_start; /* Position to start checksumming from */
>> + __virtio16 csum_offset; /* Offset after that to place checksum */
>> + __virtio16 num_buffers; /* Number of merged rx buffers */
>> +};
>> +#endif /* ...VIRTIO_NET_NO_LEGACY */
>
> This kind of masks the fact that it's the same as
> virtio_net_hdr_mrg_rxbuf. So it's forcing people to duplicate
> code for transitional devices.

It's a hard problem to solve; someone suffers. My preference is to make
non-legacy implementations as "clean" as possible, even if transitional
devices suffer (since their suffering should be shorter-lived).

Transitional devices can't define VIRTIO_NET_NO_LEGACY, so they'll
have to use virtio_net_hdr_mrg_rxbuf anyway.

> How about
> struct virtio_net_modern_hdr {
> struct virtio_net_hdr_mrg_rxbuf hdr;
> }

But modern code now has refer to a field like this:

hdr.hdr.hdr.flags

> This will also make it look nicer when we start
> adding stuff in the header, the main header
> is separated in a struct by its own, so it's
> easy to apply operations such as sizeof.

net is the only header we've extended, and I'm not aware of any plans to
extend again. If we did, we could wrap the header to make it a bit more
awkward to use, but easier for next time, but that won't help for the
time *after* that.

We might rename struct virtio_net_modern_hdr to struct virtio_net_hdr_v1
though (which makes future naming easier).

Cheers,
Rusty.


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