On 09/20/2016 09:55 PM, Jesper Dangaard Brouer wrote:
Currently the XDP program is simply a bpf_prog pointer.  While it
is good for simplicity, it is limiting extendability for upcoming

Introducing a new struct xdp_prog, that can carry information
related to the XDP program.  Notice this approach does not affect
performance (tested and benchmarked), because the extra dereference
for the eBPF program only happens once per 64 packets in the poll

The features that need this is:

* Multi-port TX:
   Need to know own port index and port lookup table.

* XDP program per RX queue:
   Need setup info about program type, global or specific, due to
   replace semantics.

* Capabilities negotiation:
   Need to store information about features program want to use,
   in-order to validate this.

I do realize this new struct xdp_prog features cannot go into the
kernel before one of the three users of the struct is also implemented.

Yep, so this whole wrapper structure which adds yet another mgmt layer
with ref'counting etc is kind of hard to judge whether it's into the
right direction w/o showing a user of this struct. Each BPF prog does
have struct bpf_prog_aux, where we store auxiliary data, so I'd recommend
to try extending this with some private data, which can be for XDP type
etc since we know it's an XDP prog anyway. Or is there a specific reason
that this is impossible to do, resp. limiting?

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