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Revision 1.226 / (download) - annotate - [select for diffs], Fri Jun 10 13:31:44 2016 UTC (6 weeks, 5 days ago) by ozaki-r
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: pgoyette-localcount-base, pgoyette-localcount-20160726, pgoyette-localcount, nick-nhusb-base-20160907, HEAD
Changes since 1.225: +5 -5 lines
Diff to previous 1.225 (colored)

Avoid storing a pointer of an interface in a mbuf

Having a pointer of an interface in a mbuf isn't safe if we remove big
kernel locks; an interface object (ifnet) can be destroyed anytime in any
packet processing and accessing such object via a pointer is racy. Instead
we have to get an object from the interface collection (ifindex2ifnet) via
an interface index (if_index) that is stored to a mbuf instead of an

The change provides two APIs: m_{get,put}_rcvif_psref that use psref(9)
for sleep-able critical sections and m_{get,put}_rcvif that use
pserialize(9) for other critical sections. The change also adds another
API called m_get_rcvif_NOMPSAFE, that is NOT MP-safe and for transition
moratorium, i.e., it is intended to be used for places where are not
planned to be MP-ified soon.

The change adds some overhead due to psref to performance sensitive paths,
however the overhead is not serious, 2% down at worst.

Proposed on tech-kern and tech-net.

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