Robert Watson wrote:
>
> On Sat, 15 Dec 2007, Robert Watson wrote:
>
>> More comments to follow.

>
> Some more, back to tcp_offload.c which I didn't look at last time around:
>
> + ifp = rt->rt_ifp;
> + tdev = TOEDEV(ifp);
> + if (tdev == NULL)
> + return (EINVAL);
> +
> + if (tdev->tod_can_offload(tdev, so) == 0)
> + return (EINVAL);
>
> I sort of expected to see a if_capenable check for TOE here, but I
> guess it doesn't make much difference if the flag is going to be
> checked at the lower level. However, in the case of things like TCP
> checksum offload, we do do the check at the higher level, so it
> wouldn't be inconsistent to do that.
>
> BTW, could you prepare similar comments for toedev.h?
>
> +struct toe_usrreqs tcp_offload_usrreqs = {
> + .tu_send = tcp_output,
> + .tu_rcvd = tcp_output,
> + .tu_disconnect = tcp_output,
> + .tu_abort = tcp_output,
> + .tu_detach = tcp_offload_detach_noop,
> + .tu_syncache_event = tcp_offload_syncache_event_noop,
> +};
>
> This structure seems to introduce quite a bit more indirection for
> non-offloaded cases than before, especially to do things like this:
>
> +static void
> +tcp_offload_syncache_event_noop(int event, void *toepcb)
> +{
> +}
>
> The compiler can't compile these out because it likely doesn't do much
> in the way of function pointer analysis, and probably shouldn't.
> However, it leaves quite a few code paths heavier weight than before.
> I think I'd prefer a model in which a TF_OFFLOAD flag is set on the
> tcpcb and then we conditionally invoke tu_foo as a result. I.e.,:
>
> static __inline int
> tcp_gen_send(struct tcpcb *tp)
> {
>
> #ifndef TCP_OFFLOAD_DISABLE
> if (tcp->f_flag & TF_OFFLOADED)
> return (tp->t_tu->tu_send(tp));
> else
> #endif
> return (tcp_output(tp));
> }
>
> This would compile to a straight call to tcp_output() when offloading
> isn't compiled in, and when it is compiled in and offloading isn't
> enabled, we do a simple flag check rather than invoking a function via
> a series of pointers.


I suggested Kip explore this technique as an alternative to having the
inlines that check whether a socket is marked for offload or not
(tradeoff indirect function call vs conditionals). My comment to him
was that I find it can make code more intuitive. But with the common
case being empty functions it's probably not a great option as the
compiler cannot optimize it out.

>
> Back to tcp_offload.h:
>
> +#define SC_ENTRY_PRESENT 1 /* 4-tuple already present */
> +#define SC_DROP 2 /* connection was timed out */
>
> I think you should give these a different prefix, since they're part
> of the interface between the syncache and offload, and SC_ generally
> are flags used internal to the syncache. Later you use TCP_OFFLOAD_
> as the prefix, so that may be appropriate here also.
>
> +#define TCP_OFFLOAD_LISTEN_OPEN 1
> +#define TCP_OFFLOAD_LISTEN_CLOSE 2
> +
> +typedef void (*tcp_offload_listen_fn)(void *, int, struct tcpcb
> *);
> +EVENTHANDLER_DECLARE(tcp_offload_listen, tcp_offload_listen_fn);
>
> Here and with the syncache interface, it seems like you're adding new
> operations as modes to functions, whereas elsewhere you're adding
> multiple functions. There isn't too much difference, but I think I'd
> rather see a slightly wider interface (i.e., more functions) and avoid
> flags that change the semantics of particular functions. That is to
> say: tu_syncache_add and tu_syncache_drop, and likewise
> tcp_offload_listen and tcp_offload_unlisten (or something similar).
>
> +int tcp_offload_connect(struct socket *so, struct sockaddr *nam);
>
> This prototype appear not to be documented.
>
> +/*
> + * The tcp_gen_* routines are wrappers around the toe_usrreqs calls,
> + * in the non-offloaded case they translate to tcp_output.
>
> Not really sure about the _gen_ naming, but not sure I have a better
> suggestion in mind just yet -- maybe _output_ since they control
> output. I'm not entirely thrilled that all of these become inline
> functions in include files, although since a couple are used in
> multiple tcp*.c files, it may be the least bad of the options. My
> comments above about possibly restructuring this to avoid lots of
> indirection for non-offloaded case strengthen the argument for
> inlining, however.
>
> +#ifndef TCP_OFFLOAD_DISABLE
>
> I notice you've renamed the option, and I like the new name a lot
> better. However, I also notice that it doesn't seem to appear in
> conf/options or conf/files. Could you make sure to add it?
>
> +/*
> + * The socket has not been marked as "do not offload"
> + */
> +#define SO_OFFLOADABLE(so) ((so->so_options & SO_NO_OFFLOAD) == 0)
>
> I find myself wondering if the offload option should be a TCP socket
> option rather than a socket-layer option, but don't have strong
> feelings about this.
>
> What do you intend the policy model to be for enabling TOE, in
> general? That if the TOE capability is available and the TOE
> capability is enabled, all TCP sockets via the enabled interface will
> be offloaded unless SO_NO_OFFLOAD is set? Are you currently
> anticipating enabling the capability by default?
>
> Nitpick on style:
>
> + /* disconnect offload device, if any */
>
> Comments that are sentences should begin with an upper case letter and
> end with a period. :-) And another one:
>
> +#ifdef TCP_OFFLOAD_DISABLE
> +#define TOEPCB_SET(sc) (0)
> +#else
> +#define TOEPCB_SET(sc) ((sc)->sc_toepcb != NULL)
> +#endif
> +
> +
>
> Too many blank lines there.
>
> I've noticed that in quite a few places, we prefer X_ISSET() to test
> for a set flag or other condition, in order to prevent confusion with
> X_SET() assigning a value. I think that's pretty sensible, and should
> do it more myself, so encourage you to do the same
>


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