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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] veth: xdp: use head instead of hard_start
On 2020/03/31 12:56, maowenan wrote:
> On 2020/3/31 7:35, Toshiaki Makita wrote:
>> Hi Mao & Jesper
>> (Resending with plain text...)
>> On 2020/03/30 20:34, Jesper Dangaard Brouer wrote:
>>> On Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:26:31 +0800
>>> Mao Wenan <> wrote:
>>>> xdp.data_hard_start is mapped to the first
>>>> address of xdp_frame, but the pointer hard_start
>>>> is the offset(sizeof(struct xdp_frame)) of xdp_frame,
>>>> it should use head instead of hard_start to
>>>> set xdp.data_hard_start. Otherwise, if BPF program
>>>> calls helper_function such as bpf_xdp_adjust_head, it
>>>> will be confused for xdp_frame_end.
>>> I have noticed this[1] and have a patch in my current patchset for
>>> fixing this.  IMHO is is not so important fix right now, as the effect
>>> is that you currently only lose 32 bytes of headroom.
> I consider that it is needed because bpf_xdp_adjust_head() just a common helper function,
> veth as one driver application should keep the same as 32 bytes of headroom as other driver.
> And convert_to_xdp_frame set() also store info in top of packet, and set:
> xdp_frame = xdp->data_hard_start;
>>> [1]
>> You are right, the subtraction is not necessary here.
> I guess you mean that previous subtraction is not necessary ? this line : void *head = hard_start - sizeof(struct xdp_frame); ?

No I just mean subtraction of headroom is not necessary, and I noticed this
description was confusing. Sorry about that.
You can use "head" for data_hard_start.

Toshiaki Makita

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