On 3/2/2018 8:20 AM, Jiri Pirko wrote:
Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 04:26:25PM CET, alexander.du...@gmail.com wrote:
On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 12:36 AM, Jiri Pirko <j...@resnulli.us> wrote:
Thu, Mar 01, 2018 at 09:08:43PM CET, sridhar.samudr...@intel.com wrote:
This patch enables virtio_net to switch over to a VF datapath when a VF
netdev is present with the same MAC address. It allows live migration
of a VM with a direct attached VF without the need to setup a bond/team
between a VF and virtio net device in the guest.

The hypervisor needs to enable only one datapath at any time so that
packets don't get looped back to the VM over the other datapath. When a VF
is plugged, the virtio datapath link state can be marked as down. The
hypervisor needs to unplug the VF device from the guest on the source host
and reset the MAC filter of the VF to initiate failover of datapath to
virtio before starting the migration. After the migration is completed,
the destination hypervisor sets the MAC filter on the VF and plugs it back
to the guest to switch over to VF datapath.

When BACKUP feature is enabled, an additional netdev(bypass netdev) is
created that acts as a master device and tracks the state of the 2 lower
netdevs. The original virtio_net netdev is marked as 'backup' netdev and a
passthru device with the same MAC is registered as 'active' netdev.

This patch is based on the discussion initiated by Jesse on this thread.

Signed-off-by: Sridhar Samudrala <sridhar.samudr...@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.du...@intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Jesse Brandeburg <jesse.brandeb...@intel.com>
drivers/net/virtio_net.c | 683 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
As I wrote to the discussion of the other version of this patchset,
I strongly believe you need to have a common part in net/core/ that will
be shared by both virtio_net and netvsc. There there should be explicit
limits for this in-driver bonding solution, like max 1 vf slave, etc.
Yeah, this code essentially calls out the "shareable" code with a
comment at the start and end of the section what defines the
virtio_bypass functionality. It would just be a matter of mostly
cutting and pasting to put it into a separate driver module.
Please put it there and unite the use of it with netvsc.

Based on Stephen's responses, it is not clear if netvsc would be OK to move to
the 3 netdev solution at this time. When another paravirtual driver would like
to use this solution, we can do refactoring at that time.

The design limits things to a 1:1 relationship since we just have the
child and backup pointers, but I don't think I am seeing exception
handling to prevent us from overwriting the child pointers so there
may be a leak there.

We only allow one active netdev registered as a child. There is a check to
make sure that if an active netdev is registered, another one with same MAC
is not allowed. I don't think there is a leak.

        vbi = netdev_priv(dev);
        backup = (child_netdev->dev.parent == dev->dev.parent);
        if (backup ? rtnl_dereference(vbi->backup_netdev) :
                        rtnl_dereference(vbi->active_netdev)) {
                            "%s attempting to join bypass dev when %s already 
                            child_netdev->name, backup ? "backup" : "active");
                return NOTIFY_DONE;

        /* Avoid non pci devices as active netdev */
        if (!backup && (!child_netdev->dev.parent ||
                return NOTIFY_DONE;


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