Merge branch 'mlx5-next'
Saeed Mahameed says: ==================== Mellanox 100G SRIOV E-Switch offload and VF representors We are happy to announce SRIOV E-Switch offload and VF netdev representors. Or Gerlitz says: Currently, the way SR-IOV embedded switches are dealt with in Linux is limited in its expressiveness and flexibility, but this is not necessarily due to hardware limitations. The kernel software model for controlling the SR-IOV switch simply does not allow the configuration of anything more complex than MAC/VLAN based forwarding. Hence the benefits brought by SRIOV come at a price of management flexibility, when compared to software virtual switches which are used in Para-Virtual (PV) schemes and allow implementing complex policies and virtual topologies. Such SW switching typically involved a complex per-packet processing within the host kernel using subsystems such as TC, Bridge, Netfilter and Open-vswitch. We'd like to change that and get the best of both worlds: the performance of SR-IOV with the management flexibility of software switches. This will eventually include a richer model for controlling the SR-IOV switch for flow-based switching and tunneling. Under this model, the e-switch is configured dynamically and a fallback to software exists in case the hardware is unable to offload all required flows. This series from Hadar Hen-Zion and myself, is the 1st step in that direction, specfically, it provides full control on the SRIOV embedded switching by host software and paves the way to offload switching rules and polices with downstream patches. To allow for host based SW control on the SRIOV HW switch, we introduce per VF representor host netdevice. The VF representor plays the same role as TAP devices in PV setup. A packet send through the VF representor on the host arrives to the VF, and a packet sent through the VF is received by its representor. The administrator can hook the representor netdev into a kernel switching component. Once they do that, packets from the VF are subject to steering (matching and actions) of that software component." Doing so indeed hurts the performance benefits of SRIOV as it forces all the traffic to go through the hypervisor. However, this SW representation is what would eventually allow us to introduce hybrid model, where we offload steering for some of the VF/VM traffic to the HW while keeping other VM traffic to go through the hypervisor. Examples for the latter are first packet of flows which are needed for SW switches learning and/or matching against policy database or types of traffic for which offloading is not desired or not supported by the current HW eswitch generation. The embedded switch is managed through a PCI device driver. As such, we introduce a devlink/pci based scheme for setting the mode of the e-switch. The current mode (where steering is done based on mac/vlan, etc) is referred to as "legacy" and the new mode as "offloads". For the mlx5 driver / ConnectX4 HW case, the VF representors implement a functional subset of mlx5e Ethernet netdevices using their own profile. This design buys us robust implementation with code reuse and sharing. The representors are created by the host PCI driver when (1) in SRIOV and (2) the e-switch is set to offloads mode. Currently, in mlx5 the e-switch management is done through the PF vport (0) and hence the VF representors along with the existing PF netdev which represents the uplink share the PCI PF device instance. The series is built from two major components, the first relates to the e-switch management and the second to VF representors. We start with a refactoring that treats the existing SRIOV e-switch code as of operating in legacy mode. Next, we add the code for the offloads mode which programs the e-switch to operate in a way which serves for software based switching: 1. miss rule which matches all packets that do not match any HW other switching rule and forwards them to the e-switch management port (0) for further processing. 2. infrastructure for send-to-vport rules which conceptually bypass other "normal" steering rules which present at the e-switch datapath. Such rules apply only for packets that originate in the e-switch manager vport (0). Since all the VF reps run over the same e-switch port, we use more logic in the host PCI driver to do HW steering of missed packets into the HW queue opened by a the respective VF representor. Finally here, we add the devlink APIs to configure the e-switch mode. The second part from Hadar starts with some refactoring work which allow for multiple mlx5e NIC instances to be created over the same PCI function, use common resources and avoid wrong loopbacks. Next comes the heart of the change which is a profile definition which allow to practically have both "conventional" mlx5e NIC use cases such as native mode (non SRIOV), VF, PF and VF representor to share the Ethernet driver code. This is done by a small surgery that ended up with few internal callbacks that should be implemented by a profile instance. The profile for the conventional NIC is implemented, to preserve the existing functionality. The last two patches add e-switch registration API for the VF representors and the implementation of the VF representors netdevice profile. Being an mlx5e instance, the VF representor uses HW send/recv queues, completions queues and such. It currently doesn't support NIC offloads but some of them could be added later on. The VF representor has switchdev ops, where currently the only supported API is the one to the HW ID, which is needed to identify multiple representors belonging to the same e-switch. The architecture + solution (software and firmware) work were done by a team consisting of Ilya Lesokhin, Haggai Eran, Rony Efraim, Tal Anker, Natan Oppenheimer, Saeed Mahameed, Hadar and Or, thanks you all! v1 --> v2 fixes: * removed unneeded variable (patch #3) * removed unused value DEVLINK_ESWITCH_MODE_NONE (patch #8) * changed the devlink mode name from "offloads" to "switchdev" which better describes what are we referring here, using a known concept (patch #8) * correctly refer to devlink e-switch modes (patch #10) * use the correct mlx5e way to define the VF rep statistics (patch #16) v2 --> v3 fixes: * Rebased on top 6fde0e63 'be2net: signedness bug in be_msix_enable()' * Handled compilation error introduced by rebase on top "f5074d0c Merge branch 'mlx5-100G-fixes'" * This series applies perfectly even with 'mlx5 resiliency and xmit path fixes' merged to net-next ==================== Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <email@example.com>