On 4/9/10 7:17 AM, Luigi Rizzo wrote:
On Wed, Apr 07, 2010 at 01:56:31PM -0700, Julian Elischer wrote:
On 4/7/10 1:38 PM, Luigi Rizzo wrote:
On Wed, Apr 07, 2010 at 09:58:38PM +0200, Anders Hagman wrote:

Note: different To: list


When using dummynet inside a vnet node with a simple pipe the kernel
panic on the first packet.

I use 8.0-STABLE cvsuped at 7 Apr 15:28
The ipfw code with dummynet is largely changed and the patch in the url
below will not work.

Is there a fix in the near future?

haven't tried it myself, but adapting the patch seems
reasonably trivial. I'll see what i can do.

Are there any vnet experts who can comment ?

the change itself looks as if it makes sense
but I have not really tested it or gone to great length.


the following URL gives you the change that was made to make the OLD
version of dummynet Vimage compatible.


the change in PR 143621 just makes sure that curvnet
points to something sensible while a packet is reinjected
by dummynet_send();
the code in P4 does something completely different, as it
remaps the global variables to the per-vimage ones, and does
not seem to touch dummynet_send() at all.
So how does the code in P4 make sure that curvnet is set properly ?

I can't say becasue I didn't do it. But I believe after that change,
dummynet was virtualized, but as I didn't do it I can't say what was tested.

does this still apply to 8.x? or did you redo the dummynet in 8?
if you didn't it may be worth looking to see if these changes apply to
8.x real soon before it's frozen.

former global variables are now mostly in a single struct, dn_cfg.
There are however 150 lines where the global variable is used, so
I am bit scared at renaming all of these occurrences from dn_cfg
to V_dn_cfg. I'd rather follow a different approach, i.e

it woudl work but we avoided that way because we specifically wantet to be able to see at a glance whether virtualization is involved somewhere. The change of name is just a single vi command..

     VNET_DEFINE(struct dn_cfg, _base_dn_cfg);
     #define dn_cfg             VNET(_base_dn_cfg)

would this make sense to you ?


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