cvs commit: src/sys/net if_ethersubr.c
ru at freebsd.org
Tue Feb 15 07:42:30 GMT 2005
On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 12:06:31PM -0800, Sam Leffler wrote:
> Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> >On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 11:13:13AM -0800, Sam Leffler wrote:
> >>>>This also has the potential to noticeably
> >>>>affect performance so I think a better solution is needed.
> >>>Here are my thoughts. On a typical input path, there will be
> >>>either one or zero mtags, one if driver provided us with the
> >>>VLAN mtag, so effectively we replaced "ifp->if_nvlans" with
> >>>"m_tag_first(m) != NULL", and this doesn't look like a huge
> >>>performance downgrade to me, if at all.
> >>The intent was/is that if_nvlans be the definitive check for whether or
> >>not one should inspect the tag chain for vlan tags. This effectively
> >>renders that assumption invalid. I think it would better to discard
> >>these frames in the driver rather than allocate a tag, pass it up, then
> >>discard it in ether_demux. I think you could encapsulate the check in
> >I said this before: vlan(4) is not the only consumer of VLAN
> >frames in FreeBSD. VLAN frames are also accepted by ng_vlan(4),
> >so using the vlan(4)-specific if_nvlans to decide whether we
> >should accept VLAN frames (in the driver) just isn't appropriate.
> And when you said this before my reply was: don't penalize non-netgraph
> use of the system. If netgraph truly needs to violate this underlying
> assumption of the vlan code then please do it with an ifdef. Otherwise
> let's find a better solution. And if that's not possible then we should
> rethink having if_nvlans at all as this change renders it meaningless.
Netgraph worked before and after this change, because Netgraph
(ng_ether) processing happens earlier. What this change does
is to fix a bug where stripped VLAN frames are passed to the
parent interface when they shouldn't be (i.e., when no vlan(4)
interfaces are configured on this Ethernet). Given that there
may be more than just vlan(4) consumers of VLANs in the system,
if you really think this change pessimizes performance, a better
solution is needed, but this solution shouldn't hurt Netgraph
either, and if we used an if_nvlans to indicate whether we
should accept VLANs, this would break it. I don't know at
this point what a better solution could be. If you have ideas,
let's discuss them. So far, the solutions proposed don't seem
to work well.
ru at FreeBSD.org
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