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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] cgroup/bpf: fast path for not loaded skb BPF filtering
On 12/14/21 19:14, Martin KaFai Lau wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 11:40:26AM +0000, Pavel Begunkov wrote:
>> On 12/14/21 07:27, Martin KaFai Lau wrote:
>>> On Sat, Dec 11, 2021 at 07:17:49PM +0000, Pavel Begunkov wrote:
>>>> cgroup_bpf_enabled_key static key guards from overhead in cases where
>>>> no cgroup bpf program of a specific type is loaded in any cgroup. Turn
>>>> out that's not always good enough, e.g. when there are many cgroups but
>>>> ones that we're interesting in are without bpf. It's seen in server
>>>> environments, but the problem seems to be even wider as apparently
>>>> systemd loads some BPF affecting my laptop.
>>>> Profiles for small packet or zerocopy transmissions over fast network
>>>> show __cgroup_bpf_run_filter_skb() taking 2-3%, 1% of which is from
>>>> migrate_disable/enable(), and similarly on the receiving side. Also
>>>> got +4-5% of t-put for local testing.
>>> What is t-put? throughput?
>> yes
>>> Local testing means sending to lo/dummy?
>> yes, it was dummy specifically
> Thanks for confirming.
> Please also put these details in the commit log.
> I was slow. With only '%' as a unit, it took me a min to guess
> what t-put may mean ;)

I guess requests/s is a more natural metric for net. I anyway going
to resend, will reword it a bit.

>>>> +#define CGROUP_BPF_TYPE_ENABLED(sk, atype) \
>>> and change cgroup.c to directly use this instead, so
>>> everywhere holding a fullsock sk will use this instead
>>> of having two helpers for empty check.
>> Why?
> As mentioned earlier, prefer to have one way to do the same thing
> for checking with a fullsock.
>> CGROUP_BPF_TYPE_ENABLED can't be a function atm because of header
>> dependency hell, and so it'd kill some of typization, which doesn't add
>> clarity.
> I didn't mean to change it to a function. I actually think,
> for the sk context, it should eventually be folded with the existing
> cgroup_bpf_enabled() macro because those are the tests to ensure
> there is bpf prog to run before proceeding.
> Need to audit about the non fullsock case. not sure yet.

btw, would be nice to rewrite helpers as inline functions, but
sock, cgroup, etc. are not defined in bpf-cgroup.h are can't be
included. May make sense e.g. not include bpf-cgroup.h in bpf.h
but to move some definitions like struct cgroup_bpf into
Though I'd rather leave it to someone with a better grasp on
BPF code base.

>> And also it imposes some extra overhead to *sockopt using
>> the first helper directly.
> I think it is unimportant unless it is measurable in normal
> use case.

I hope so

>> I think it's better with two of them.
> Ok. I won't insist. There are atype that may not have sk, so
> a separate inline function for checking emptiness may eventually
> be useful there.

Pavel Begunkov

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