[ovs-dev] [PATCH V3] packets: Fix using outdated RSS hash after MPLS decapsulation.

Nitin Katiyar nitin.katiyar at ericsson.com
Wed Aug 28 16:42:07 UTC 2019

When a packet is received, the RSS hash is calculated if it is not
already available. The Exact Match Cache (EMC) entry is then looked up
using this RSS hash.

When a MPLS encapsulated packet is received, the MPLS header is popped
and the packet is recirculated. Since the RSS hash has not been
invalidated here, the EMC lookup for all decapsulated packets will hit
the same entry even though these packets will have different tuple
values. This degrades performance severely as different inner packets
from the same MPLS tunnel would hit the same EMC entry.

This patch invalidates RSS hash (by resetting offload flags) after MPLS
header is popped.

Signed-off-by: Nitin Katiyar <nitin.katiyar at ericsson.com>
 lib/packets.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/lib/packets.c b/lib/packets.c
index ab0b1a3..12053df 100644
--- a/lib/packets.c
+++ b/lib/packets.c
@@ -411,6 +411,10 @@ pop_mpls(struct dp_packet *packet, ovs_be16 ethtype)
         /* Shift the l2 header forward. */
         memmove((char*)dp_packet_data(packet) + MPLS_HLEN, dp_packet_data(packet), len);
         dp_packet_resize_l2_5(packet, -MPLS_HLEN);
+        /* Invalidate offload flags as they are not valid after
+         * decapsulation of MPLS header. */
+        dp_packet_reset_offload(packet);

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