On 9/20/16 4:59 PM, Tom Herbert wrote:
I am looking at using this for ILA router. The problem I am hitting is
that not all packets that we need to translate go through the XDP
path. Some would go through the kernel path, some through XDP path but
that would mean I need parallel lookup tables to be maintained for the
two paths which won't scale. ILA translation is so trivial and not
really something that we need to be user programmable, the fast path
is really for accelerating an existing kernel capability. If I can
reuse the kernel code already written and the existing kernel data
structures to make a fast path in XDP there is a lot of value in that
for me.

sounds like you want to add hard coded ILA rewriter to the driver
instead of doing it as BPF program?!
That is 180 degree turn vs the whole protocol ossification tune
that I thought you strongly believe in.

What kernel data structures do you want to reuse?
ILA rewriter needs single hash lookup. Several different
types of hash maps exist on bpf side already and
even more are coming that will be usable by both tc and xdp side.
csum adjustment? we have them for tc. Not for xdp yet,
but it's trivial to allow them on xdp side too.
May be we should talk about real motivation for the patches
and see what is the best solution.

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