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[SRU,B:linux-azure-4.15,39/40] hv_netvsc: Update document for XDP support

Message ID 20201102124856.4659-40-william.gray@canonical.com
State New
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Series hv_netvsc: Add XDP support | expand

Commit Message

William Breathitt Gray Nov. 2, 2020, 12:48 p.m. UTC
From: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com>

BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1877654

Added the new section in the document regarding XDP support
by hv_netvsc driver.

Signed-off-by: Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
(backported from commit 12fa74383ed4d1ffa283f77c1e7fe038e8182405)
[ vilhelmgray: context adjustment ]
Signed-off-by: William Breathitt Gray <william.gray@canonical.com>
 Documentation/networking/netvsc.txt | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 21 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/Documentation/networking/netvsc.txt b/Documentation/networking/netvsc.txt
index 92f5b31392fa..6433ae1d901f 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/netvsc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/netvsc.txt
@@ -73,3 +73,24 @@  Features
   contain one or more packets. The send buffer is an optimization, the driver
   will use slower method to handle very large packets or if the send buffer
   area is exhausted.
+  XDP support
+  -----------
+  XDP (eXpress Data Path) is a feature that runs eBPF bytecode at the early
+  stage when packets arrive at a NIC card. The goal is to increase performance
+  for packet processing, reducing the overhead of SKB allocation and other
+  upper network layers.
+  hv_netvsc supports XDP in native mode, and transparently sets the XDP
+  program on the associated VF NIC as well.
+  Setting / unsetting XDP program on synthetic NIC (netvsc) propagates to
+  VF NIC automatically. Setting / unsetting XDP program on VF NIC directly
+  is not recommended, also not propagated to synthetic NIC, and may be
+  overwritten by setting of synthetic NIC.
+  XDP program cannot run with LRO (RSC) enabled, so you need to disable LRO
+  before running XDP:
+	ethtool -K eth0 lro off
+  XDP_REDIRECT action is not yet supported.