Patchwork virtio-net: put virtio net header inline with data

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Submitter Rusty Russell
Date July 25, 2013, 12:50 a.m.
Message ID <87ppu78nu8.fsf@rustcorp.com.au>
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Permalink /patch/261576/
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Miller
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Rusty Russell - July 25, 2013, 12:50 a.m.
From: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>

For small packets we can simplify xmit processing
by linearizing buffers with the header:
most packets seem to have enough head room
we can use for this purpose.
Since existing hypervisors require that header
is the first s/g element, we need a feature bit
for this.

Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
---
 drivers/net/virtio_net.c        | 42 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
 include/uapi/linux/virtio_net.h |  4 +++-
 2 files changed, 37 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

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David Miller - July 28, 2013, 3:06 a.m.
From: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:20:23 +0930

> From: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
> 
> For small packets we can simplify xmit processing
> by linearizing buffers with the header:
> most packets seem to have enough head room
> we can use for this purpose.
> Since existing hypervisors require that header
> is the first s/g element, we need a feature bit
> for this.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>

Applied to net-next, thanks.
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Patch

diff --git a/drivers/net/virtio_net.c b/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
index 3d2a90a..f216002 100644
--- a/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
+++ b/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
@@ -106,6 +106,9 @@  struct virtnet_info {
 	/* Has control virtqueue */
 	bool has_cvq;
 
+	/* Host can handle any s/g split between our header and packet data */
+	bool any_header_sg;
+
 	/* enable config space updates */
 	bool config_enable;
 
@@ -669,12 +672,28 @@  static void free_old_xmit_skbs(struct send_queue *sq)
 
 static int xmit_skb(struct send_queue *sq, struct sk_buff *skb)
 {
-	struct skb_vnet_hdr *hdr = skb_vnet_hdr(skb);
+	struct skb_vnet_hdr *hdr;
 	const unsigned char *dest = ((struct ethhdr *)skb->data)->h_dest;
 	struct virtnet_info *vi = sq->vq->vdev->priv;
 	unsigned num_sg;
+	unsigned hdr_len;
+	bool can_push;
 
 	pr_debug("%s: xmit %p %pM\n", vi->dev->name, skb, dest);
+	if (vi->mergeable_rx_bufs)
+		hdr_len = sizeof hdr->mhdr;
+	else
+		hdr_len = sizeof hdr->hdr;
+
+	can_push = vi->any_header_sg &&
+		!((unsigned long)skb->data & (__alignof__(*hdr) - 1)) &&
+		!skb_header_cloned(skb) && skb_headroom(skb) >= hdr_len;
+	/* Even if we can, don't push here yet as this would skew
+	 * csum_start offset below. */
+	if (can_push)
+		hdr = (struct skb_vnet_hdr *)(skb->data - hdr_len);
+	else
+		hdr = skb_vnet_hdr(skb);
 
 	if (skb->ip_summed == CHECKSUM_PARTIAL) {
 		hdr->hdr.flags = VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_NEEDS_CSUM;
@@ -703,15 +722,18 @@  static int xmit_skb(struct send_queue *sq, struct sk_buff *skb)
 		hdr->hdr.gso_size = hdr->hdr.hdr_len = 0;
 	}
 
-	hdr->mhdr.num_buffers = 0;
-
-	/* Encode metadata header at front. */
 	if (vi->mergeable_rx_bufs)
-		sg_set_buf(sq->sg, &hdr->mhdr, sizeof hdr->mhdr);
-	else
-		sg_set_buf(sq->sg, &hdr->hdr, sizeof hdr->hdr);
+		hdr->mhdr.num_buffers = 0;
 
-	num_sg = skb_to_sgvec(skb, sq->sg + 1, 0, skb->len) + 1;
+	if (can_push) {
+		__skb_push(skb, hdr_len);
+		num_sg = skb_to_sgvec(skb, sq->sg, 0, skb->len);
+		/* Pull header back to avoid skew in tx bytes calculations. */
+		__skb_pull(skb, hdr_len);
+	} else {
+		sg_set_buf(sq->sg, hdr, hdr_len);
+		num_sg = skb_to_sgvec(skb, sq->sg + 1, 0, skb->len) + 1;
+	}
 	return virtqueue_add_outbuf(sq->vq, sq->sg, num_sg, skb, GFP_ATOMIC);
 }
 
@@ -1552,6 +1574,9 @@  static int virtnet_probe(struct virtio_device *vdev)
 	if (virtio_has_feature(vdev, VIRTIO_NET_F_MRG_RXBUF))
 		vi->mergeable_rx_bufs = true;
 
+	if (virtio_has_feature(vdev, VIRTIO_F_ANY_LAYOUT))
+		vi->any_header_sg = true;
+
 	if (virtio_has_feature(vdev, VIRTIO_NET_F_CTRL_VQ))
 		vi->has_cvq = true;
 
@@ -1727,6 +1752,7 @@  static unsigned int features[] = {
 	VIRTIO_NET_F_CTRL_RX, VIRTIO_NET_F_CTRL_VLAN,
 	VIRTIO_NET_F_GUEST_ANNOUNCE, VIRTIO_NET_F_MQ,
 	VIRTIO_NET_F_CTRL_MAC_ADDR,
+	VIRTIO_F_ANY_LAYOUT,
 };
 
 static struct virtio_driver virtio_net_driver = {
diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/virtio_net.h b/include/uapi/linux/virtio_net.h
index c520203..227d4ce 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/virtio_net.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/virtio_net.h
@@ -70,7 +70,9 @@  struct virtio_net_config {
 	__u16 max_virtqueue_pairs;
 } __attribute__((packed));
 
-/* This is the first element of the scatter-gather list.  If you don't
+/* This header comes first in the scatter-gather list.
+ * If VIRTIO_F_ANY_LAYOUT is not negotiated, it must
+ * be the first element of the scatter-gather list.  If you don't
  * specify GSO or CSUM features, you can simply ignore the header. */
 struct virtio_net_hdr {
 #define VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_NEEDS_CSUM	1	// Use csum_start, csum_offset