[ovs-dev] [PATCH] netdev-afxdp: Update memory locking limits unconditionally.

Ilya Maximets i.maximets at ovn.org
Fri Oct 11 11:17:59 UTC 2019

On 10.10.2019 20:29, William Tu wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 09, 2019 at 04:23:31PM +0200, Ilya Maximets wrote:
>> Any type of AF_XDP socket in all modes implies creation of BPF map of
>> type BPF_MAP_TYPE_XSKMAP.  This leads to BPF_MAP_CREATE syscall and
>> subsequently 'xsk_map_alloc()' function that will charge required
>> memory from the memlock limit and fail with EPERM if we're trying
>> to allocate more.
>> On my system with 64K bytes of max locked memory by default, OVS
>> frequently starts to fail after addition of 3rd afxdp port in SKB
>> mode:
>>    netdev_afxdp|ERR|xsk_socket__create failed (Operation not permitted)
>>                     mode: SKB qid: 0
>> Fixes: 0de1b425962d ("netdev-afxdp: add new netdev type for AF_XDP.")
>> Signed-off-by: Ilya Maximets <i.maximets at ovn.org>
>> ---
> Good catch!
> I applied to master.
> --William

This also needs to be backported to 2.12.

Best regards, Ilya Maximets.

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