On 08/07/2017 10:28 AM, Tom Herbert wrote:
> Generalize the ULP infrastructure that was recently introduced to
> support kTLS. This adds a SO_ULP socket option and creates new fields in
> sock structure for ULP ops and ULP data. Also, the interface allows
> additional per ULP parameters to be set so that a ULP can be pushed
> and operations started in one shot.
> In this patch set:
>   - Minor dependency fix in inet_common.h
>   - Implement ULP infrastructure as a socket mechanism
>   - Fixes TCP and TLS to use the new method (maintaining backwards
>     API compatibility)
>   - Adds a ulp.txt document
> Tested: Ran simple ULP. Dave Watson verified kTLS works.
> -v2: Fix compilation errors when CONFIG_ULP_SOCK not set.
> -v3: Fix one more build issue, check that sk_protocol is IPPROTO_TCP
>      in tsl_init. Also, fix a couple of minor issues related to
>      introducing locked versions of sendmsg, send page. Thanks to
>      Dave Watson, John Fastabend, and Mat Martineau for testing and
>      providing fixes.

Hi Tom, Dave,

I'm concerned about the performance impact of walking a list and
doing string compares on every socket we create with kTLS. Dave
do you have any request/response tests for kTLS that would put pressure
on the create/destroy time of this infrastructure? We should do some
tests with dummy entries in the ULP list to understand the impact of
this list walk.

I like the underlying TCP generalized hooks, but do we really expect a
lot of these hooks to exist? If we only have two on the roadmap
(kTLS and socktap) it seems a bit overkill. Further, if we really expect
many ULP objects then the list walk and compare will become more expensive
perhaps becoming noticeable in request per second metrics.

Why not just create another socktap socketopt? That will be better from
complexity and likely performance sides.


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