[v3,14/16] fm10k: introduce a message queue for MAC/VLAN messages

Message ID 20170710202319.22110-14-jacob.e.keller@intel.com
State Accepted
Delegated to: Jeff Kirsher
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Commit Message

Jacob Keller July 10, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Under some circumstances, when dealing with a large number of MAC
address or VLAN updates at once, the fm10k driver, particularly the VFs
can overload the mailbox with too many messages at once.

This results in a mailbox timeout, which causes the driver to initiate
a reset. During the reset, we re-send all the same messages that
originally caused the timeout. This results in a cycle of resets each
triggering a future reset.

To fix or avoid this, we introduce a workqueue item which monitors
a queue of MAC and VLAN requests. These requests are queued to the end
of the list, and we process as a FIFO periodically.

Initially we only handle requests for the netdev, but we do handle
unicast MAC addresses, multicast MAC addresses, and update VLAN
requests.

A future patch will add support to use this queue for handling MAC
update requests from the VF<->PF mailbox.

The MAC/VLAN work item will keep checking to make sure that each request
does not overflow the mailbox and cause a timeout. If it might, then the
work item will reschedule itself a short time later. This avoids any
reset cycle, since we never send the message if the mailbox is not
ready.

As an alternative, we tried increasing the mailbox message FIFO, but
this just delays the problem and results in needless memory waste on the
system. Our new message queue is dynamically allocated so only uses as
much memory as it needs. Additionally, it need not be contiguous like
the Tx and Rx FIFOs.

Note that this patch chose to only create a queue for MAC and VLAN
messages, since these are the only messages sent in a large enough
volume to cause the reset loop. Other messages are very unlikely to
overflow the mailbox Tx fifo so easily.

Signed-off-by: Jacob Keller <jacob.e.keller@intel.com>
---
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k.h        |  39 +++++
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k_netdev.c | 199 ++++++++++++++++++-----
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k_pci.c    | 201 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 397 insertions(+), 42 deletions(-)

Comments

Singh, Krishneil K Sept. 18, 2017, 5:18 p.m. | #1
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Intel-wired-lan [mailto:intel-wired-lan-bounces@osuosl.org] On Behalf
> Of Jacob Keller
> Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 1:23 PM
> To: jtkirhse@osuosl.org; Intel Wired LAN <intel-wired-lan@lists.osuosl.org>
> Cc: jekeller@osuosl.org
> Subject: [Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH v3 14/16] fm10k: introduce a message queue
> for MAC/VLAN messages
> 
> Under some circumstances, when dealing with a large number of MAC
> address or VLAN updates at once, the fm10k driver, particularly the VFs
> can overload the mailbox with too many messages at once.
> 
> This results in a mailbox timeout, which causes the driver to initiate
> a reset. During the reset, we re-send all the same messages that
> originally caused the timeout. This results in a cycle of resets each
> triggering a future reset.
> 
> To fix or avoid this, we introduce a workqueue item which monitors
> a queue of MAC and VLAN requests. These requests are queued to the end
> of the list, and we process as a FIFO periodically.
> 
> Initially we only handle requests for the netdev, but we do handle
> unicast MAC addresses, multicast MAC addresses, and update VLAN
> requests.
> 
> A future patch will add support to use this queue for handling MAC
> update requests from the VF<->PF mailbox.
> 
> The MAC/VLAN work item will keep checking to make sure that each request
> does not overflow the mailbox and cause a timeout. If it might, then the
> work item will reschedule itself a short time later. This avoids any
> reset cycle, since we never send the message if the mailbox is not
> ready.
> 
> As an alternative, we tried increasing the mailbox message FIFO, but
> this just delays the problem and results in needless memory waste on the
> system. Our new message queue is dynamically allocated so only uses as
> much memory as it needs. Additionally, it need not be contiguous like
> the Tx and Rx FIFOs.
> 
> Note that this patch chose to only create a queue for MAC and VLAN
> messages, since these are the only messages sent in a large enough
> volume to cause the reset loop. Other messages are very unlikely to
> overflow the mailbox Tx fifo so easily.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Jacob Keller <jacob.e.keller@intel.com>
> ---

Tested-by: Krishneil Singh  <krishneil.k.singh@intel.com>

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k.h b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k.h
index 74542e9d63c7..40856bc0f3b9 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k.h
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k.h
@@ -248,6 +248,29 @@  struct fm10k_udp_port {
 	__be16			port;
 };
 
+enum fm10k_macvlan_request_type {
+	FM10K_UC_MAC_REQUEST,
+	FM10K_MC_MAC_REQUEST,
+	FM10K_VLAN_REQUEST
+};
+
+struct fm10k_macvlan_request {
+	enum fm10k_macvlan_request_type type;
+	struct list_head list;
+	union {
+		struct fm10k_mac_request {
+			u8 addr[ETH_ALEN];
+			u16 glort;
+			u16 vid;
+		} mac;
+		struct fm10k_vlan_request {
+			u32 vid;
+			u8 vsi;
+		} vlan;
+	};
+	bool set;
+};
+
 /* one work queue for entire driver */
 extern struct workqueue_struct *fm10k_workqueue;
 
@@ -276,6 +299,9 @@  enum fm10k_state_t {
 	__FM10K_SERVICE_SCHED,
 	__FM10K_SERVICE_REQUEST,
 	__FM10K_SERVICE_DISABLE,
+	__FM10K_MACVLAN_SCHED,
+	__FM10K_MACVLAN_REQUEST,
+	__FM10K_MACVLAN_DISABLE,
 	__FM10K_LINK_DOWN,
 	__FM10K_UPDATING_STATS,
 	/* This value must be last and determines the BITMAP size */
@@ -368,6 +394,12 @@  struct fm10k_intfc {
 	struct list_head vxlan_port;
 	struct list_head geneve_port;
 
+	/* MAC/VLAN update queue */
+	struct list_head macvlan_requests;
+	struct delayed_work macvlan_task;
+	/* MAC/VLAN update queue lock */
+	spinlock_t macvlan_lock;
+
 #ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_FS
 	struct dentry *dbg_intfc;
 #endif /* CONFIG_DEBUG_FS */
@@ -487,6 +519,7 @@  void fm10k_up(struct fm10k_intfc *interface);
 void fm10k_down(struct fm10k_intfc *interface);
 void fm10k_update_stats(struct fm10k_intfc *interface);
 void fm10k_service_event_schedule(struct fm10k_intfc *interface);
+void fm10k_macvlan_schedule(struct fm10k_intfc *interface);
 void fm10k_update_rx_drop_en(struct fm10k_intfc *interface);
 #ifdef CONFIG_NET_POLL_CONTROLLER
 void fm10k_netpoll(struct net_device *netdev);
@@ -507,6 +540,12 @@  void fm10k_reset_rx_state(struct fm10k_intfc *);
 int fm10k_setup_tc(struct net_device *dev, u8 tc);
 int fm10k_open(struct net_device *netdev);
 int fm10k_close(struct net_device *netdev);
+int fm10k_queue_vlan_request(struct fm10k_intfc *interface, u32 vid,
+			     u8 vsi, bool set);
+int fm10k_queue_mac_request(struct fm10k_intfc *interface, u16 glort,
+			    const unsigned char *addr, u16 vid, bool set);
+void fm10k_clear_macvlan_queue(struct fm10k_intfc *interface,
+			       u16 glort, bool vlans);
 
 /* Ethtool */
 void fm10k_set_ethtool_ops(struct net_device *dev);
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k_netdev.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k_netdev.c
index 1154a920f127..86dea8e74147 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k_netdev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k_netdev.c
@@ -758,11 +758,132 @@  static bool fm10k_host_mbx_ready(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
 	return (hw->mac.type == fm10k_mac_vf || interface->host_ready);
 }
 
+/**
+ * fm10k_queue_vlan_request - Queue a VLAN update request
+ * @interface: the fm10k interface structure
+ * @vid: the VLAN vid
+ * @vsi: VSI index number
+ * @set: whether to set or clear
+ *
+ * This function queues up a VLAN update. For VFs, this must be sent to the
+ * managing PF over the mailbox. For PFs, we'll use the same handling so that
+ * it's similar to the VF. This avoids storming the PF<->VF mailbox with too
+ * many VLAN updates during reset.
+ */
+int fm10k_queue_vlan_request(struct fm10k_intfc *interface,
+			     u32 vid, u8 vsi, bool set)
+{
+	struct fm10k_macvlan_request *request;
+	unsigned long flags;
+
+	/* This must be atomic since we may be called while the netdev
+	 * addr_list_lock is held
+	 */
+	request = kzalloc(sizeof(*request), GFP_ATOMIC);
+	if (!request)
+		return -ENOMEM;
+
+	request->type = FM10K_VLAN_REQUEST;
+	request->vlan.vid = vid;
+	request->vlan.vsi = vsi;
+	request->set = set;
+
+	spin_lock_irqsave(&interface->macvlan_lock, flags);
+	list_add_tail(&request->list, &interface->macvlan_requests);
+	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&interface->macvlan_lock, flags);
+
+	fm10k_macvlan_schedule(interface);
+
+	return 0;
+}
+
+/**
+ * fm10k_queue_mac_request - Queue a MAC update request
+ * @interface: the fm10k interface structure
+ * @glort: the target glort for this update
+ * @addr: the address to update
+ * @vid: the vid to update
+ * @sync: whether to add or remove
+ *
+ * This function queues up a MAC request for sending to the switch manager.
+ * A separate thread monitors the queue and sends updates to the switch
+ * manager. Return 0 on success, and negative error code on failure.
+ **/
+int fm10k_queue_mac_request(struct fm10k_intfc *interface, u16 glort,
+			    const unsigned char *addr, u16 vid, bool set)
+{
+	struct fm10k_macvlan_request *request;
+	unsigned long flags;
+
+	/* This must be atomic since we may be called while the netdev
+	 * addr_list_lock is held
+	 */
+	request = kzalloc(sizeof(*request), GFP_ATOMIC);
+	if (!request)
+		return -ENOMEM;
+
+	if (is_multicast_ether_addr(addr))
+		request->type = FM10K_MC_MAC_REQUEST;
+	else
+		request->type = FM10K_UC_MAC_REQUEST;
+
+	ether_addr_copy(request->mac.addr, addr);
+	request->mac.glort = glort;
+	request->mac.vid = vid;
+	request->set = set;
+
+	spin_lock_irqsave(&interface->macvlan_lock, flags);
+	list_add_tail(&request->list, &interface->macvlan_requests);
+	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&interface->macvlan_lock, flags);
+
+	fm10k_macvlan_schedule(interface);
+
+	return 0;
+}
+
+/**
+ * fm10k_clear_macvlan_queue - Cancel pending updates for a given glort
+ * @interface: the fm10k interface structure
+ * @glort: the target glort to clear
+ * @vlans: true to clear VLAN messages, false to ignore them
+ *
+ * Cancel any outstanding MAC/VLAN requests for a given glort. This is
+ * expected to be called when a logical port goes down.
+ **/
+void fm10k_clear_macvlan_queue(struct fm10k_intfc *interface,
+			       u16 glort, bool vlans)
+
+{
+	struct fm10k_macvlan_request *r, *tmp;
+	unsigned long flags;
+
+	spin_lock_irqsave(&interface->macvlan_lock, flags);
+
+	/* Free any outstanding MAC/VLAN requests for this interface */
+	list_for_each_entry_safe(r, tmp, &interface->macvlan_requests, list) {
+		switch (r->type) {
+		case FM10K_MC_MAC_REQUEST:
+		case FM10K_UC_MAC_REQUEST:
+			/* Don't free requests for other interfaces */
+			if (r->mac.glort != glort)
+				break;
+			/* fall through */
+		case FM10K_VLAN_REQUEST:
+			if (vlans) {
+				list_del(&r->list);
+				kfree(r);
+			}
+			break;
+		}
+	}
+
+	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&interface->macvlan_lock, flags);
+}
+
 static int fm10k_uc_vlan_unsync(struct net_device *netdev,
 				const unsigned char *uc_addr)
 {
 	struct fm10k_intfc *interface = netdev_priv(netdev);
-	struct fm10k_hw *hw = &interface->hw;
 	u16 glort = interface->glort;
 	u16 vid = interface->vid;
 	bool set = !!(vid / VLAN_N_VID);
@@ -771,10 +892,7 @@  static int fm10k_uc_vlan_unsync(struct net_device *netdev,
 	/* drop any leading bits on the VLAN ID */
 	vid &= VLAN_N_VID - 1;
 
-	if (fm10k_host_mbx_ready(interface))
-		err = hw->mac.ops.update_uc_addr(hw, glort, uc_addr,
-						 vid, set, 0);
-
+	err = fm10k_queue_mac_request(interface, glort, uc_addr, vid, set);
 	if (err)
 		return err;
 
@@ -786,7 +904,6 @@  static int fm10k_mc_vlan_unsync(struct net_device *netdev,
 				const unsigned char *mc_addr)
 {
 	struct fm10k_intfc *interface = netdev_priv(netdev);
-	struct fm10k_hw *hw = &interface->hw;
 	u16 glort = interface->glort;
 	u16 vid = interface->vid;
 	bool set = !!(vid / VLAN_N_VID);
@@ -795,9 +912,7 @@  static int fm10k_mc_vlan_unsync(struct net_device *netdev,
 	/* drop any leading bits on the VLAN ID */
 	vid &= VLAN_N_VID - 1;
 
-	if (fm10k_host_mbx_ready(interface))
-		err = hw->mac.ops.update_mc_addr(hw, glort, mc_addr, vid, set);
-
+	err = fm10k_queue_mac_request(interface, glort, mc_addr, vid, set);
 	if (err)
 		return err;
 
@@ -855,18 +970,14 @@  static int fm10k_update_vid(struct net_device *netdev, u16 vid, bool set)
 
 	/* only need to update the VLAN if not in promiscuous mode */
 	if (!(netdev->flags & IFF_PROMISC)) {
-		err = hw->mac.ops.update_vlan(hw, vid, 0, set);
+		err = fm10k_queue_vlan_request(interface, vid, 0, set);
 		if (err)
 			goto err_out;
 	}
 
-	/* update our base MAC address if host's mailbox is ready */
-	if (fm10k_host_mbx_ready(interface))
-		err = hw->mac.ops.update_uc_addr(hw, interface->glort,
-						 hw->mac.addr, vid, set, 0);
-	else
-		err = -EHOSTDOWN;
-
+	/* Update our base MAC address */
+	err = fm10k_queue_mac_request(interface, interface->glort,
+				      hw->mac.addr, vid, set);
 	if (err)
 		goto err_out;
 
@@ -910,7 +1021,6 @@  static u16 fm10k_find_next_vlan(struct fm10k_intfc *interface, u16 vid)
 
 static void fm10k_clear_unused_vlans(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
 {
-	struct fm10k_hw *hw = &interface->hw;
 	u32 vid, prev_vid;
 
 	/* loop through and find any gaps in the table */
@@ -922,7 +1032,7 @@  static void fm10k_clear_unused_vlans(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
 
 		/* send request to clear multiple bits at a time */
 		prev_vid += (vid - prev_vid - 1) << FM10K_VLAN_LENGTH_SHIFT;
-		hw->mac.ops.update_vlan(hw, prev_vid, 0, false);
+		fm10k_queue_vlan_request(interface, prev_vid, 0, false);
 	}
 }
 
@@ -937,15 +1047,11 @@  static int __fm10k_uc_sync(struct net_device *dev,
 	if (!is_valid_ether_addr(addr))
 		return -EADDRNOTAVAIL;
 
-	/* update table with current entries if host's mailbox is ready */
-	if (!fm10k_host_mbx_ready(interface))
-		return -EHOSTDOWN;
-
 	for (vid = hw->mac.default_vid ? fm10k_find_next_vlan(interface, 0) : 1;
 	     vid < VLAN_N_VID;
 	     vid = fm10k_find_next_vlan(interface, vid)) {
-		err = hw->mac.ops.update_uc_addr(hw, glort, addr,
-						 vid, sync, 0);
+		err = fm10k_queue_mac_request(interface, glort,
+					      addr, vid, sync);
 		if (err)
 			return err;
 	}
@@ -1002,15 +1108,18 @@  static int __fm10k_mc_sync(struct net_device *dev,
 	struct fm10k_intfc *interface = netdev_priv(dev);
 	struct fm10k_hw *hw = &interface->hw;
 	u16 vid, glort = interface->glort;
+	s32 err;
 
-	/* update table with current entries if host's mailbox is ready */
-	if (!fm10k_host_mbx_ready(interface))
-		return 0;
+	if (!is_multicast_ether_addr(addr))
+		return -EADDRNOTAVAIL;
 
 	for (vid = hw->mac.default_vid ? fm10k_find_next_vlan(interface, 0) : 1;
 	     vid < VLAN_N_VID;
 	     vid = fm10k_find_next_vlan(interface, vid)) {
-		hw->mac.ops.update_mc_addr(hw, glort, addr, vid, sync);
+		err = fm10k_queue_mac_request(interface, glort,
+					      addr, vid, sync);
+		if (err)
+			return err;
 	}
 
 	return 0;
@@ -1050,7 +1159,8 @@  static void fm10k_set_rx_mode(struct net_device *dev)
 	if (interface->xcast_mode != xcast_mode) {
 		/* update VLAN table */
 		if (xcast_mode == FM10K_XCAST_MODE_PROMISC)
-			hw->mac.ops.update_vlan(hw, FM10K_VLAN_ALL, 0, true);
+			fm10k_queue_vlan_request(interface, FM10K_VLAN_ALL,
+						 0, true);
 		if (interface->xcast_mode == FM10K_XCAST_MODE_PROMISC)
 			fm10k_clear_unused_vlans(interface);
 
@@ -1098,22 +1208,20 @@  void fm10k_restore_rx_state(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
 					       interface->glort_count, true);
 
 	/* update VLAN table */
-	hw->mac.ops.update_vlan(hw, FM10K_VLAN_ALL, 0,
-				xcast_mode == FM10K_XCAST_MODE_PROMISC);
+	fm10k_queue_vlan_request(interface, FM10K_VLAN_ALL, 0,
+				 xcast_mode == FM10K_XCAST_MODE_PROMISC);
 
 	/* Add filter for VLAN 0 */
-	hw->mac.ops.update_vlan(hw, 0, 0, true);
+	fm10k_queue_vlan_request(interface, 0, 0, true);
 
 	/* update table with current entries */
 	for (vid = hw->mac.default_vid ? fm10k_find_next_vlan(interface, 0) : 1;
 	     vid < VLAN_N_VID;
 	     vid = fm10k_find_next_vlan(interface, vid)) {
-		hw->mac.ops.update_vlan(hw, vid, 0, true);
+		fm10k_queue_vlan_request(interface, vid, 0, true);
 
-		/* Update unicast entries if host's mailbox is ready */
-		if (fm10k_host_mbx_ready(interface))
-			hw->mac.ops.update_uc_addr(hw, glort, hw->mac.addr,
-						   vid, true, 0);
+		fm10k_queue_mac_request(interface, glort,
+					hw->mac.addr, vid, true);
 	}
 
 	/* update xcast mode before synchronizing addresses if host's mailbox
@@ -1140,6 +1248,13 @@  void fm10k_reset_rx_state(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
 	struct net_device *netdev = interface->netdev;
 	struct fm10k_hw *hw = &interface->hw;
 
+	/* Wait for MAC/VLAN work to finish */
+	while (test_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_SCHED, interface->state))
+		usleep_range(1000, 2000);
+
+	/* Cancel pending MAC/VLAN requests */
+	fm10k_clear_macvlan_queue(interface, interface->glort, true);
+
 	fm10k_mbx_lock(interface);
 
 	/* clear the logical port state on lower device if host's mailbox is
@@ -1372,8 +1487,8 @@  static void *fm10k_dfwd_add_station(struct net_device *dev,
 	if (fm10k_host_mbx_ready(interface)) {
 		hw->mac.ops.update_xcast_mode(hw, glort,
 					      FM10K_XCAST_MODE_MULTI);
-		hw->mac.ops.update_uc_addr(hw, glort, sdev->dev_addr,
-					   0, true, 0);
+		fm10k_queue_mac_request(interface, glort, sdev->dev_addr,
+					0, true);
 	}
 
 	fm10k_mbx_unlock(interface);
@@ -1412,8 +1527,8 @@  static void fm10k_dfwd_del_station(struct net_device *dev, void *priv)
 	if (fm10k_host_mbx_ready(interface)) {
 		hw->mac.ops.update_xcast_mode(hw, glort,
 					      FM10K_XCAST_MODE_NONE);
-		hw->mac.ops.update_uc_addr(hw, glort, sdev->dev_addr,
-					   0, false, 0);
+		fm10k_queue_mac_request(interface, glort, sdev->dev_addr,
+					0, false);
 	}
 
 	fm10k_mbx_unlock(interface);
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k_pci.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k_pci.c
index 73be7b9eac9f..1e83fcfda5c3 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k_pci.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/fm10k/fm10k_pci.c
@@ -91,6 +91,76 @@  static int fm10k_hw_ready(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
 	return FM10K_REMOVED(hw->hw_addr) ? -ENODEV : 0;
 }
 
+/**
+ * fm10k_macvlan_schedule - Schedule MAC/VLAN queue task
+ * @interface: fm10k private interface structure
+ *
+ * Schedule the MAC/VLAN queue monitor task. If the MAC/VLAN task cannot be
+ * started immediately, request that it be restarted when possible.
+ */
+void fm10k_macvlan_schedule(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
+{
+	/* Avoid processing the MAC/VLAN queue when the service task is
+	 * disabled, or when we're resetting the device.
+	 */
+	if (!test_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_DISABLE, interface->state) &&
+	    !test_and_set_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_SCHED, interface->state)) {
+		clear_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_REQUEST, interface->state);
+		/* We delay the actual start of execution in order to allow
+		 * multiple MAC/VLAN updates to accumulate before handling
+		 * them, and to allow some time to let the mailbox drain
+		 * between runs.
+		 */
+		queue_delayed_work(fm10k_workqueue,
+				   &interface->macvlan_task, 10);
+	} else {
+		set_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_REQUEST, interface->state);
+	}
+}
+
+/**
+ * fm10k_stop_macvlan_task - Stop the MAC/VLAN queue monitor
+ * @interface: fm10k private interface structure
+ *
+ * Wait until the MAC/VLAN queue task has stopped, and cancel any future
+ * requests.
+ */
+static void fm10k_stop_macvlan_task(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
+{
+	/* Disable the MAC/VLAN work item */
+	set_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_DISABLE, interface->state);
+
+	/* Make sure we waited until any current invocations have stopped */
+	cancel_delayed_work_sync(&interface->macvlan_task);
+
+	/* We set the __FM10K_MACVLAN_SCHED bit when we schedule the task.
+	 * However, it may not be unset of the MAC/VLAN task never actually
+	 * got a chance to run. Since we've canceled the task here, and it
+	 * cannot be rescheuled right now, we need to ensure the scheduled bit
+	 * gets unset.
+	 */
+	clear_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_SCHED, interface->state);
+}
+
+/**
+ * fm10k_resume_macvlan_task - Restart the MAC/VLAN queue monitor
+ * @interface: fm10k private interface structure
+ *
+ * Clear the __FM10K_MACVLAN_DISABLE bit and, if a request occurred, schedule
+ * the MAC/VLAN work monitor.
+ */
+static void fm10k_resume_macvlan_task(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
+{
+	/* Re-enable the MAC/VLAN work item */
+	clear_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_DISABLE, interface->state);
+
+	/* We might have received a MAC/VLAN request while disabled. If so,
+	 * kick off the queue now.
+	 */
+	if (test_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_REQUEST, interface->state))
+		fm10k_macvlan_schedule(interface);
+}
+
 void fm10k_service_event_schedule(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
 {
 	if (!test_bit(__FM10K_SERVICE_DISABLE, interface->state) &&
@@ -174,6 +244,12 @@  static bool fm10k_prepare_for_reset(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
 	if (test_and_set_bit(__FM10K_RESETTING, interface->state))
 		return false;
 
+	/* As the MAC/VLAN task will be accessing registers it must not be
+	 * running while we reset. Although the task will not be scheduled
+	 * once we start resetting it may already be running
+	 */
+	fm10k_stop_macvlan_task(interface);
+
 	rtnl_lock();
 
 	fm10k_iov_suspend(interface->pdev);
@@ -258,6 +334,8 @@  static int fm10k_handle_reset(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
 
 	rtnl_unlock();
 
+	fm10k_resume_macvlan_task(interface);
+
 	clear_bit(__FM10K_RESETTING, interface->state);
 
 	return err;
@@ -686,6 +764,112 @@  static void fm10k_service_task(struct work_struct *work)
 	fm10k_service_event_complete(interface);
 }
 
+/**
+ * fm10k_macvlan_task - send queued MAC/VLAN requests to switch manager
+ * @work: pointer to work_struct containing our data
+ *
+ * This work item handles sending MAC/VLAN updates to the switch manager. When
+ * the interface is up, it will attempt to queue mailbox messages to the
+ * switch manager requesting updates for MAC/VLAN pairs. If the Tx fifo of the
+ * mailbox is full, it will reschedule itself to try again in a short while.
+ * This ensures that the driver does not overload the switch mailbox with too
+ * many simultaneous requests, causing an unnecessary reset.
+ **/
+static void fm10k_macvlan_task(struct work_struct *work)
+{
+	struct fm10k_macvlan_request *item;
+	struct fm10k_intfc *interface;
+	struct delayed_work *dwork;
+	struct list_head *requests;
+	struct fm10k_hw *hw;
+	unsigned long flags;
+
+	dwork = to_delayed_work(work);
+	interface = container_of(dwork, struct fm10k_intfc, macvlan_task);
+	hw = &interface->hw;
+	requests = &interface->macvlan_requests;
+
+	do {
+		/* Pop the first item off the list */
+		spin_lock_irqsave(&interface->macvlan_lock, flags);
+		item = list_first_entry_or_null(requests,
+						struct fm10k_macvlan_request,
+						list);
+		if (item)
+			list_del_init(&item->list);
+
+		spin_unlock_irqrestore(&interface->macvlan_lock, flags);
+
+		/* We have no more items to process */
+		if (!item)
+			goto done;
+
+		fm10k_mbx_lock(interface);
+
+		/* Check that we have plenty of space to send the message. We
+		 * want to ensure that the mailbox stays low enough to avoid a
+		 * change in the host state, otherwise we may see spurious
+		 * link up / link down notifications.
+		 */
+		if (!hw->mbx.ops.tx_ready(&hw->mbx, FM10K_VFMBX_MSG_MTU + 5)) {
+			hw->mbx.ops.process(hw, &hw->mbx);
+			set_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_REQUEST, interface->state);
+			fm10k_mbx_unlock(interface);
+
+			/* Put the request back on the list */
+			spin_lock_irqsave(&interface->macvlan_lock, flags);
+			list_add(&item->list, requests);
+			spin_unlock_irqrestore(&interface->macvlan_lock, flags);
+			break;
+		}
+
+		switch (item->type) {
+		case FM10K_MC_MAC_REQUEST:
+			hw->mac.ops.update_mc_addr(hw,
+						   item->mac.glort,
+						   item->mac.addr,
+						   item->mac.vid,
+						   item->set);
+			break;
+		case FM10K_UC_MAC_REQUEST:
+			hw->mac.ops.update_uc_addr(hw,
+						   item->mac.glort,
+						   item->mac.addr,
+						   item->mac.vid,
+						   item->set,
+						   0);
+			break;
+		case FM10K_VLAN_REQUEST:
+			hw->mac.ops.update_vlan(hw,
+						item->vlan.vid,
+						item->vlan.vsi,
+						item->set);
+			break;
+		default:
+			break;
+		}
+
+		fm10k_mbx_unlock(interface);
+
+		/* Free the item now that we've sent the update */
+		kfree(item);
+	} while (true);
+
+done:
+	WARN_ON(!test_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_SCHED, interface->state));
+
+	/* flush memory to make sure state is correct */
+	smp_mb__before_atomic();
+	clear_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_SCHED, interface->state);
+
+	/* If a MAC/VLAN request was scheduled since we started, we should
+	 * re-schedule. However, there is no reason to re-schedule if there is
+	 * no work to do.
+	 */
+	if (test_bit(__FM10K_MACVLAN_REQUEST, interface->state))
+		fm10k_macvlan_schedule(interface);
+}
+
 /**
  * fm10k_configure_tx_ring - Configure Tx ring after Reset
  * @interface: board private structure
@@ -1918,11 +2102,15 @@  static int fm10k_sw_init(struct fm10k_intfc *interface,
 	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&interface->vxlan_port);
 	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&interface->geneve_port);
 
+	/* Initialize the MAC/VLAN queue */
+	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&interface->macvlan_requests);
+
 	netdev_rss_key_fill(rss_key, sizeof(rss_key));
 	memcpy(interface->rssrk, rss_key, sizeof(rss_key));
 
 	/* Initialize the mailbox lock */
 	spin_lock_init(&interface->mbx_lock);
+	spin_lock_init(&interface->macvlan_lock);
 
 	/* Start off interface as being down */
 	set_bit(__FM10K_DOWN, interface->state);
@@ -2131,6 +2319,9 @@  static int fm10k_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
 		    (unsigned long)interface);
 	INIT_WORK(&interface->service_task, fm10k_service_task);
 
+	/* Setup the MAC/VLAN queue */
+	INIT_DELAYED_WORK(&interface->macvlan_task, fm10k_macvlan_task);
+
 	/* kick off service timer now, even when interface is down */
 	mod_timer(&interface->service_timer, (HZ * 2) + jiffies);
 
@@ -2184,6 +2375,10 @@  static void fm10k_remove(struct pci_dev *pdev)
 	del_timer_sync(&interface->service_timer);
 
 	fm10k_stop_service_event(interface);
+	fm10k_stop_macvlan_task(interface);
+
+	/* Remove all pending MAC/VLAN requests */
+	fm10k_clear_macvlan_queue(interface, interface->glort, true);
 
 	/* free netdev, this may bounce the interrupts due to setup_tc */
 	if (netdev->reg_state == NETREG_REGISTERED)
@@ -2220,6 +2415,9 @@  static void fm10k_prepare_suspend(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
 	 * a surprise remove if the PCIe device is disabled while we're
 	 * stopped. We stop the watchdog task until after we resume software
 	 * activity.
+	 *
+	 * Note that the MAC/VLAN task will be stopped as part of preparing
+	 * for reset so we don't need to handle it here.
 	 */
 	fm10k_stop_service_event(interface);
 
@@ -2259,6 +2457,9 @@  static int fm10k_handle_resume(struct fm10k_intfc *interface)
 	/* restart the service task */
 	fm10k_start_service_event(interface);
 
+	/* Restart the MAC/VLAN request queue in-case of outstanding events */
+	fm10k_macvlan_schedule(interface);
+
 	return err;
 }