[ovs-dev] [PATCH ovs V7 00/24] Introducing HW offload support for openvswitch

Roi Dayan roid at mellanox.com
Fri Apr 7 13:12:47 UTC 2017

This patch series introduces rule offload functionality to dpif-netlink
via netdev ports new flow offloading API. The user can specify whether to
enable rule offloading or not via OVS configuration. Netdev providers
are able to implement netdev flow offload API in order to offload rules.

This patch series also implements one offload scheme for netdev-linux,
using TC flower classifier, which was chosen because its sort of natural
to state OVS DP rules for this classifier. However, the code can be
extended to support other classifiers such as U32, eBPF, etc which support
offload as well.

The use-case we are currently addressing is the newly sriov switchdev mode
in the Linux kernel which was introduced in version 4.8.
This series was tested against sriov vfs vports representors of the
Mellanox 100G ConnectX-4 series exposed by the mlx5 kernel driver.

    - Fix L3 IPv4 matching got broken
    - Refactor offloads test and testsuite to have same prefix
    - Better handling of unsupported match attributes

    - Rebase over master branch, fix compilation issue
    - Add Nicira copyright to tc interface

    - Fix compat
    - Fix VXLAN IPv6 tunnel matching
    - Fix order of actions in dump flows
    - Update ovs-dpctl man page about the addtion of type to dump-flows


    - Move declarations to the right commit with implementation
    - Fix tc_get_flower flow return false success 
    - Fix memory leaks - not releasing tc_transact replies
    - Fix travis failure for OSX compilation
    - Fix loop in dpif_netlink_flow_dump_next
    - Fix declared default value for tc-policy in vswitch.xml
    - Refactor loop in netdev_tc_flow_dump_next
    - Add missing error checks in parse_flow_put
    - Fix handling modify request where old rule is in hw and new
      rule is not supported and needs to be in sw.
    - Use 2 hashmaps instead of 1 for faster reverse lookup of ufid from tc
    - Init ports when enabling hw-offload after OVS is running

    TODO: Fix breaking of datapath compilation
          Fix testsuite failures


    - Code styling fixes
    - Bug fixes
    - Using already available macros/functions to match current OVS code
    - Refactored code according to V2 review
    - Replaced bool option skip-hw for string option tc-policy
    - Added hw offload tests using policy skip_hw
    - Fixed most compatability compiling issues
        - Travis
        - AppVeyor
    - Fixed compiling with DPDK enabled

    - need to fix datapath compiling issues found in travis after adding tc
      compatability headers
    - need to fix failing test cases because of get_ifindex

    - Added generic netdev flow offloads API.
    - Implemented relevant flow API in netdev-linux (and netdev-vport).
    - Added a other_config hw-offload option to enable offloading (defaults to false).
    - Fixed coding style to conform with OVS.
    - Policy removed for now. (Will be discussed how best implemented later).

Paul & Roi

Paul Blakey (24):
  tc: Add tc flower interface
  netdev: Adding a new netdev api to be used for offloading flows
  other-config: Add hw-offload switch to control netdev flow offloading
  other-config: Add tc-policy switch to control tc flower flag
  dpif: Save added ports in a port map for netdev flow api use
  dpif-netlink: Flush added ports using netdev flow api
  netdev-tc-offloads: Implement netdev flow flush using tc interface
  dpif-netlink: Dump netdevs flows on flow dump
  netdev-tc-offloads: Add ufid to tc/netdev map
  netdev-tc-offloads: Implement netdev flow dump api using tc interface
  dpif-netlink: Use netdev flow put api to insert a flow
  netdev-tc-offloads: Add flower mask to priority map
  netdev-tc-offloads: Implement netdev flow put using tc interface
  dpif-netlink: Use netdev flow del api to delete a flow
  netdev-tc-offloads: Implement netdev flow del using tc interface
  dpif-netlink: Use netdev flow get api to query a flow
  netdev-tc-offloads: Implement flow get using tc interface
  netdev-linux: Disallow setting policing when configured with hw
  netdev-vport: Use common offloads interface
  netdev-tc-offloads: Add ingress on netdev flow api init
  dpctl: Add an option to dump only certain kinds of flows
  tests: Add system-offloads-testsuite
  compat: Add tc compatibility headers for old kernels
  netdev: Init flow api on already added ports on offload enable

 acinclude.m4                         |   26 +
 configure.ac                         |    1 +
 include/automake.mk                  |    1 +
 include/linux/automake.mk            |    4 +
 include/linux/pkt_cls.h              |  165 +++++
 include/linux/tc_act/tc_tunnel_key.h |   46 ++
 include/linux/tc_act/tc_vlan.h       |   40 ++
 lib/automake.mk                      |    4 +
 lib/dpctl.c                          |   21 +-
 lib/dpctl.man                        |    7 +-
 lib/dpif-netdev.c                    |    3 +-
 lib/dpif-netlink.c                   |  517 ++++++++++++++-
 lib/dpif-provider.h                  |    6 +-
 lib/dpif.c                           |   29 +-
 lib/dpif.h                           |    5 +-
 lib/netdev-bsd.c                     |    2 +
 lib/netdev-dpdk.c                    |    1 +
 lib/netdev-dummy.c                   |    2 +
 lib/netdev-linux.c                   |  194 ++----
 lib/netdev-linux.h                   |   11 +
 lib/netdev-provider.h                |   53 ++
 lib/netdev-tc-offloads.c             |  973 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 lib/netdev-tc-offloads.h             |   42 ++
 lib/netdev-vport.c                   |   61 +-
 lib/netdev.c                         |  346 ++++++++++
 lib/netdev.h                         |   40 ++
 lib/odp-util.c                       |   53 ++
 lib/odp-util.h                       |    3 +
 lib/tc.c                             | 1150 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 lib/tc.h                             |  129 ++++
 ofproto/ofproto-dpif-upcall.c        |    3 +-
 ofproto/ofproto-dpif.c               |    2 +-
 tests/.gitignore                     |    1 +
 tests/automake.mk                    |   16 +
 tests/ofproto-macros.at              |    6 +-
 tests/system-offloads-testsuite.at   |   25 +
 tests/system-offloads-traffic.at     |   67 ++
 vswitchd/bridge.c                    |    1 +
 vswitchd/vswitch.xml                 |   28 +
 39 files changed, 3904 insertions(+), 180 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 include/linux/automake.mk
 create mode 100644 include/linux/pkt_cls.h
 create mode 100644 include/linux/tc_act/tc_tunnel_key.h
 create mode 100644 include/linux/tc_act/tc_vlan.h
 create mode 100644 lib/netdev-tc-offloads.c
 create mode 100644 lib/netdev-tc-offloads.h
 create mode 100644 lib/tc.c
 create mode 100644 lib/tc.h
 create mode 100644 tests/system-offloads-testsuite.at
 create mode 100644 tests/system-offloads-traffic.at


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