[ovs-dev] [PATCHv2] datapath: work around the single GRE receive limitation.

William Tu u9012063 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 16:24:16 UTC 2018


Commit 9f57c67c379d ("gre: Remove support for sharing GRE protocol hook")
allows only single GRE packet receiver.  When upstream kernel's gre module
is loaded, the gre.ko exclusively becomes the only gre packet receiver,
preventing OVS kernel module from registering another gre receiver.

We can either try to unload the gre.ko by removing its dependencies,
or, in this patch, we try to register OVS as only the GRE transmit
portion when detecting there already exists another GRE receiver.

Signed-off-by: William Tu <u9012063 at gmail.com>
Cc: Greg Rose <gvrose8192 at gmail.com>
Cc: Yifeng Sun <pkusunyifeng at gmail.com>
---
v1->v2: improve warnning message
---
 datapath/linux/compat/ip_gre.c | 60 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
 datapath/vport.c               | 12 ++++++---
 2 files changed, 56 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)

diff --git a/datapath/linux/compat/ip_gre.c b/datapath/linux/compat/ip_gre.c
index 92de70127189..1ab798164894 100644
--- a/datapath/linux/compat/ip_gre.c
+++ b/datapath/linux/compat/ip_gre.c
@@ -71,6 +71,7 @@ static void erspan_build_header(struct sk_buff *skb,
 				bool truncate, bool is_ipv4);
 
 static struct rtnl_link_ops ipgre_link_ops __read_mostly;
+static bool ip_gre_loaded = false;
 
 #define ip_gre_calc_hlen rpl_ip_gre_calc_hlen
 static int ip_gre_calc_hlen(__be16 o_flags)
@@ -1640,25 +1641,57 @@ int rpl_ipgre_init(void)
 	int err;
 
 	err = register_pernet_device(&ipgre_tap_net_ops);
-	if (err < 0)
-		goto pnet_tap_failed;
+	if (err < 0) {
+		if (err == -EEXIST)
+			goto ip_gre_loaded;
+		else
+			goto pnet_tap_failed;
+	}
 
 	err = register_pernet_device(&erspan_net_ops);
-	if (err < 0)
-		goto pnet_erspan_failed;
+	if (err < 0) {
+		if (err == -EEXIST)
+			goto ip_gre_loaded;
+		else
+			goto pnet_erspan_failed;
+	}
 
 	err = register_pernet_device(&ipgre_net_ops);
-	if (err < 0)
-		goto pnet_ipgre_failed;
+	if (err < 0) {
+		if (err == -EEXIST)
+			goto ip_gre_loaded;
+		else
+			goto pnet_ipgre_failed;
+	}
 
 	err = gre_add_protocol(&ipgre_protocol, GREPROTO_CISCO);
 	if (err < 0) {
 		pr_info("%s: can't add protocol\n", __func__);
-		goto add_proto_failed;
+		if (err == -EBUSY) {
+			goto ip_gre_loaded;
+		} else {
+			goto add_proto_failed;
+		}
 	}
 
 	pr_info("GRE over IPv4 tunneling driver\n");
-	
+	ovs_vport_ops_register(&ovs_ipgre_vport_ops);
+	ovs_vport_ops_register(&ovs_erspan_vport_ops);
+	return 0;
+
+ip_gre_loaded:
+	/* Since GRE only allows single receiver to be registerd,
+	 * we skip here so only gre transmit works, see:
+	 *
+	 * commit 9f57c67c379d88a10e8ad676426fee5ae7341b14
+	 * Author: Pravin B Shelar <pshelar at nicira.com>
+	 * Date:   Fri Aug 7 23:51:52 2015 -0700
+	 *     gre: Remove support for sharing GRE protocol hook
+	 *
+	 * OVS GRE receive part is disabled.
+	 */
+	pr_info("GRE TX only over IPv4 tunneling driver\n");
+	ip_gre_loaded = true;
 	ovs_vport_ops_register(&ovs_ipgre_vport_ops);
 	ovs_vport_ops_register(&ovs_erspan_vport_ops);
 	return 0;
@@ -1678,10 +1711,13 @@ void rpl_ipgre_fini(void)
 {
 	ovs_vport_ops_unregister(&ovs_erspan_vport_ops);
 	ovs_vport_ops_unregister(&ovs_ipgre_vport_ops);
-	gre_del_protocol(&ipgre_protocol, GREPROTO_CISCO);
-	unregister_pernet_device(&ipgre_net_ops);
-	unregister_pernet_device(&erspan_net_ops);
-	unregister_pernet_device(&ipgre_tap_net_ops);
+
+	if (!ip_gre_loaded) {
+		gre_del_protocol(&ipgre_protocol, GREPROTO_CISCO);
+		unregister_pernet_device(&ipgre_net_ops);
+		unregister_pernet_device(&erspan_net_ops);
+		unregister_pernet_device(&ipgre_tap_net_ops);
+	}
 }
 
 #endif
diff --git a/datapath/vport.c b/datapath/vport.c
index 02f6b56d3243..28ddb865c3a2 100644
--- a/datapath/vport.c
+++ b/datapath/vport.c
@@ -66,11 +66,15 @@ int ovs_vport_init(void)
 	if (err)
 		goto err_lisp;
 	err = gre_init();
-	if (err && err != -EEXIST)
+	if (err && err != -EEXIST) {
 		goto err_gre;
-	else if (err == -EEXIST)
-		pr_warn("Cannot take GRE protocol entry - The ERSPAN feature may not be supported\n");
-	else {
+	} else {
+		if (err == -EEXIST) {
+			pr_warn("Cannot take GRE protocol rx entry"\
+				"- The GRE/ERSPAN rx feature not supported\n");
+			/* continue GRE tx */
+		}
+
 		err = ipgre_init();
 		if (err && err != -EEXIST) 
 			goto err_ipgre;
-- 
2.7.4



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