cvs commit: src/sys/netinet ip_fw2.c

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at
Tue Dec 6 02:45:51 PST 2005

glebius     2005-12-06 10:45:49 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    sys/netinet          ip_fw2.c 
    Optimize parallel processing of ipfw(4) rulesets eliminating the locking
  of the radix lookup tables. Since several rnh_lookup() can run in
  parallel on the same table, we can piggyback on the shared locking
  provided by ipfw(4).
    However, the single entry cache in the ip_fw_table can't be used lockless,
  so it is removed. This pessimizes two cases: processing of bursts of similar
  packets and matching one packet against the same table several times during
  one ipfw_chk() lookup. To optimize the processing of similar packet bursts
  administrator should use stateful firewall. To optimize the second problem
  a solution will be provided soon.
    o Since we piggyback on the ipfw(4) locking, and the latter is per-chain,
      the tables are moved from the global declaration to the
      struct ip_fw_chain.
    o The struct ip_fw_table is shrunk to one entry and thus vanished.
    o All table manipulating functions are extended to accept the struct
      ip_fw_chain * argument.
    o All table modifing functions use IPFW_WLOCK_ASSERT().
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.118     +54 -71    src/sys/netinet/ip_fw2.c

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