[PATCH net-next 3/9] i40e: switch to napi_build_skb()

From: Alexander Lobakin
Date: Tue Nov 23 2021 - 12:25:01 EST

napi_build_skb() reuses per-cpu NAPI skbuff_head cache in order
to save some cycles on freeing/allocating skbuff_heads on every
new Rx or completed Tx.
i40e driver runs Tx completion polling cycle right before the Rx
one and uses napi_consume_skb() to feed the cache with skbuff_heads
of completed entries, so it's never empty and always warm at that
moment. Switch to the napi_build_skb() to relax mm pressure on
heavy Rx.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Lobakin <alexandr.lobakin@xxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Michal Swiatkowski <michal.swiatkowski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_txrx.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_txrx.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_txrx.c
index 10a83e5385c7..9e3991caa5c9 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_txrx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_txrx.c
@@ -2204,7 +2204,7 @@ static struct sk_buff *i40e_build_skb(struct i40e_ring *rx_ring,

/* build an skb around the page buffer */
- skb = build_skb(xdp->data_hard_start, truesize);
+ skb = napi_build_skb(xdp->data_hard_start, truesize);
if (unlikely(!skb))
return NULL;