Re: [RFC PATCH net-next V2 0/6] XDP rx handler

From: Alexei Starovoitov
Date: Thu Aug 16 2018 - 00:05:26 EST

On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 11:34:20AM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> > Nothing about the topology is hard coded. The idea is to mimic a
> > hardware pipeline and acknowledging that a port device can have an
> > arbitrary layers stacked on it - multiple vlan devices, bonds, macvlans, etc
> I may miss something but BPF forbids loop. Without a loop how can we make
> sure all stacked devices is enumerated correctly without knowing the
> topology in advance?

not following. why do you need a loop to implement macvlan as an xdp prog?
if loop is needed, such algorithm is not going to scale whether
it's implemented as bpf program or as in-kernel c code.