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From: David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>
To: Olivier Matz <olivier.matz@6wind.com>
Cc: dev <dev@dpdk.org>, Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin@redhat.com>,
	 Flavio Leitner <fbl@sysclose.org>,
	Ilya Maximets <i.maximets@ovn.org>,
	 Keith Wiles <keith.wiles@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/5] net/tap: do not touch Tx offload flags
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:12:20 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJFAV8zbhYRp8ntXg+poJAVKVm=_-yfTqDDk0CtQQnkfxPFYDg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210408075352.GR1650@platinum>

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 9:53 AM Olivier Matz <olivier.matz@6wind.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Apr 01, 2021 at 11:52:40AM +0200, David Marchand wrote:
> > Tx offload flags are of the application responsibility.
> > Leave the mbuf alone and check for TSO where needed.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>

Self nack on this patch.

>
> Maybe the problem being solved should be better described in the commit
> log. Is it a problem (other than cosmetic) to touch a mbuf in the Tx
> function of a driver, where we could expect that the mbuf is owned by
> the driver?
>
> The only problem I can think about is in case we transmit a direct mbuf
> whose refcnt is increased, but I wonder how much this is really
> supported: for instance, several drivers add vlans using
> rte_vlan_insert() in their Tx path.

This was my initial thought, as I suspected issues with applications
which keep a refcount on the mbuf.
But after more discussions offlist, it is hard to find a usecase for this.

The gso library already touches the ol_flags from the input mbuf and
this is documented in its API.

Plus, my patch also has an issue.
This library gives back an array of direct/indirect mbufs pointing at
the data from the original mbuf.
Those mbufs are populated with the original mbuf ol_flags but nothing
has been done on the checksum in this data.
The net/tap driver relies on this feature: mbuf_in is marked with
PKT_TX_TCP_CKSUM so that the generated mbufs given back by the rte_gso
library has this offload flag set and PKT_TX_TCP_SEG is not present
anymore.
Later in the net/tap tx handler, PKT_TX_TCP_CKSUM presence triggers
tcp checksum computation.
So this patch breaks the tso support in net/tap.


Just for the record.
As far as rte_vlan_insert() is concerned, it ensures that the mbuf is
not shared.
https://git.dpdk.org/dpdk/tree/lib/net/rte_ether.h#n352


-- 
David Marchand


  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-28 12:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 63+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-01  9:52 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/5] Offload flags fixes David Marchand
2021-04-01  9:52 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/5] mbuf: mark old offload flag as deprecated David Marchand
2021-04-07 20:14   ` Flavio Leitner
2021-04-08  7:23   ` Olivier Matz
2021-04-08  8:41     ` David Marchand
2021-04-01  9:52 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/5] net/tap: do not touch Tx offload flags David Marchand
2021-04-07 20:15   ` Flavio Leitner
2021-04-08  7:41     ` Olivier Matz
2021-04-08 11:21       ` Flavio Leitner
2021-04-08 12:05         ` Olivier Matz
2021-04-08 12:58           ` Flavio Leitner
2021-04-09 13:30             ` Olivier Matz
2021-04-09 16:55               ` Flavio Leitner
2021-04-28 12:17               ` David Marchand
2021-04-08 12:16         ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2021-04-08  7:53   ` Olivier Matz
2021-04-28 12:12     ` David Marchand [this message]
2021-04-01  9:52 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 3/5] net/virtio: " David Marchand
2021-04-13 14:17   ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-04-01  9:52 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 4/5] net/virtio: refactor Tx offload helper David Marchand
2021-04-08 13:05   ` Flavio Leitner
2021-04-09  2:31   ` Ruifeng Wang
2021-04-01  9:52 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 5/5] vhost: fix offload flags in Rx path David Marchand
2021-04-08  8:28   ` Olivier Matz
2021-04-08 18:38   ` Flavio Leitner
2021-04-13 15:27     ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-04-27 17:09       ` David Marchand
2021-04-27 17:19         ` David Marchand
2021-04-29  8:04 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/4] Offload flags fixes David Marchand
2021-04-29  8:04   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/4] mbuf: mark old offload flag as deprecated David Marchand
2021-04-29 12:14     ` Lance Richardson
2021-04-29 16:45     ` Ajit Khaparde
2021-04-29  8:04   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/4] net/virtio: do not touch Tx offload flags David Marchand
2021-04-29 13:51     ` Flavio Leitner
2021-04-29  8:04   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/4] net/virtio: refactor Tx offload helper David Marchand
2021-04-29 12:59     ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-04-29  8:04   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 4/4] vhost: fix offload flags in Rx path David Marchand
2021-04-29 13:30     ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-04-29 13:31       ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-04-29 20:21         ` David Marchand
2021-04-30  8:38           ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-04-29 20:09       ` David Marchand
2021-04-29 18:39     ` Flavio Leitner
2021-04-29 19:18       ` David Marchand
2021-05-03 13:26 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/4] Offload flags fixes David Marchand
2021-05-03 13:26   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/4] mbuf: mark old offload flag as deprecated David Marchand
2021-05-03 14:02     ` Maxime Coquelin
2021-05-03 14:12     ` David Marchand
2021-05-03 13:26   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 2/4] net/virtio: do not touch Tx offload flags David Marchand
2021-05-03 13:26   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 3/4] net/virtio: refactor Tx offload helper David Marchand
2021-05-03 13:26   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 4/4] vhost: fix offload flags in Rx path David Marchand
2021-05-03 15:24   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/4] Offload flags fixes Maxime Coquelin
2021-05-03 16:21     ` David Marchand
2021-05-03 16:43 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/3] " David Marchand
2021-05-03 16:43   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/3] net/virtio: do not touch Tx offload flags David Marchand
2021-05-03 16:43   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/3] net/virtio: refactor Tx offload helper David Marchand
2021-05-03 16:43   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 3/3] vhost: fix offload flags in Rx path David Marchand
2021-05-04 11:07     ` Flavio Leitner
2021-05-08  6:24     ` Wang, Yinan
2021-05-12  3:29       ` Wang, Yinan
2021-05-12 15:20         ` David Marchand
2021-05-13  6:34           ` Wang, Yinan
2021-05-04  8:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/3] Offload flags fixes Maxime Coquelin

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