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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 net-next 09/11] skbuff: allow to optionally use NAPI cache from __alloc_skb()
From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.duyck@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 19:18:45 -0800

> On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM Alexander Lobakin <alobakin@pm.me> wrote:
> >
> > Reuse the old and forgotten SKB_ALLOC_NAPI to add an option to get
> > an skbuff_head from the NAPI cache instead of inplace allocation
> > inside __alloc_skb().
> > This implies that the function is called from softirq or BH-off
> > context, not for allocating a clone or from a distant node.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Alexander Lobakin <alobakin@pm.me>
> > ---
> > net/core/skbuff.c | 13 +++++++++----
> > 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/net/core/skbuff.c b/net/core/skbuff.c
> > index 9e1a8ded4acc..a0b457ae87c2 100644
> > --- a/net/core/skbuff.c
> > +++ b/net/core/skbuff.c
> > @@ -397,15 +397,20 @@ struct sk_buff *__alloc_skb(unsigned int size, gfp_t gfp_mask,
> > struct sk_buff *skb;
> > u8 *data;
> > bool pfmemalloc;
> > + bool clone;
> >
> > - cache = (flags & SKB_ALLOC_FCLONE)
> > - ? skbuff_fclone_cache : skbuff_head_cache;
> > + clone = !!(flags & SKB_ALLOC_FCLONE);
>
> The boolean conversion here is probably unnecessary. I would make
> clone an int like flags and work with that. I suspect the compiler is
> doing it already, but it is better to be explicit.
>
> > + cache = clone ? skbuff_fclone_cache : skbuff_head_cache;
> >
> > if (sk_memalloc_socks() && (flags & SKB_ALLOC_RX))
> > gfp_mask |= __GFP_MEMALLOC;
> >
> > /* Get the HEAD */
> > - skb = kmem_cache_alloc_node(cache, gfp_mask & ~__GFP_DMA, node);
> > + if ((flags & SKB_ALLOC_NAPI) && !clone &&
>
> Rather than having to do two checks you could just check for
> SKB_ALLOC_NAPI and SKB_ALLOC_FCLONE in a single check. You could just
> do something like:
> if ((flags & (SKB_ALLOC_FCLONE | SKB_ALLOC_NAPI) == SKB_ALLOC_NAPI)
>
> That way you can avoid the extra conditional jumps and can start
> computing the flags value sooner.

I thought about combined check for two flags yesterday, so yeah, that
probably should be better than the current version.

> > + likely(node == NUMA_NO_NODE || node == numa_mem_id()))
> > + skb = napi_skb_cache_get();
> > + else
> > + skb = kmem_cache_alloc_node(cache, gfp_mask & ~GFP_DMA, node);
> > if (unlikely(!skb))
> > return NULL;
> > prefetchw(skb);
> > @@ -436,7 +441,7 @@ struct sk_buff *__alloc_skb(unsigned int size, gfp_t gfp_mask,
> > __build_skb_around(skb, data, 0);
> > skb->pfmemalloc = pfmemalloc;
> >
> > - if (flags & SKB_ALLOC_FCLONE) {
> > + if (clone) {
> > struct sk_buff_fclones *fclones;
> >
> > fclones = container_of(skb, struct sk_buff_fclones, skb1);
> > --
> > 2.30.1

Thanks,
Al

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