[RFC RESEND 00/11] Zero copy network RX using io_uring

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From: David Wei <davidhwei@xxxxxxxx>

This patchset is a proposal that adds zero copy network RX to io_uring.
With it, userspace can register a region of host memory for receiving
data directly from a NIC using DMA, without needing a kernel to user

Software support is added to the Broadcom BNXT driver. Hardware support
for receive flow steering and header splitting is required.

On the userspace side, a sample server is added in this branch of

Build liburing as normal, and run examples/zcrx. Then, set flow steering
rules using ethtool. A sample shell script is included in
examples/zcrx_flow.sh, but you need to change the source IP. Finally,
connect a client using e.g. netcat and send data.

This patchset + userspace code was tested on an Intel Xeon Platinum
8321HC CPU and Broadcom BCM57504 NIC.

Early benchmarks using this prototype, with iperf3 as a load generator,
showed a ~50% reduction in overall system memory bandwidth as measured
using perf counters. Note that DDIO must be disabled on Intel systems.

Mina et al. from Google and Kuba are collaborating on a similar proposal
to ZC from NIC to devmem. There are many shared functionality in netdev
that we can collaborate on e.g.:
* Page pool memory provider backend and resource registration
* Page pool refcounted iov/buf representation and lifecycle
* Setting receive flow steering

As mentioned earlier, this is an early prototype. It is brittle, some
functionality is missing and there's little optimisation. We're looking
for feedback on the overall approach and points of collaboration in
* No copy fallback, if payload ends up in linear part of skb then the
  code will not work
* No way to pin an RX queue to a specific CPU
* Only one ifq, one pool region, on RX queue...

This patchset is based on the work by Jonathan Lemon

David Wei (11):
  io_uring: add interface queue
  io_uring: add mmap support for shared ifq ringbuffers
  netdev: add XDP_SETUP_ZC_RX command
  io_uring: setup ZC for an RX queue when registering an ifq
  io_uring: add ZC buf and pool
  io_uring: add ZC pool API
  skbuff: add SKBFL_FIXED_FRAG and skb_fixed()
  io_uring: allocate a uarg for freeing zero copy skbs
  io_uring: delay ZC pool destruction
  netdev/bnxt: add data pool and use it in BNXT driver
  io_uring: add io_recvzc request

 drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt.c     |  59 +-
 drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt.h     |   4 +
 drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnxt/bnxt_xdp.c |   3 +
 include/linux/io_uring.h                      |  31 +
 include/linux/io_uring_types.h                |   6 +
 include/linux/netdevice.h                     |  11 +
 include/linux/skbuff.h                        |  10 +-
 include/net/data_pool.h                       |  96 +++
 include/uapi/linux/io_uring.h                 |  53 ++
 io_uring/Makefile                             |   3 +-
 io_uring/io_uring.c                           |  13 +
 io_uring/kbuf.c                               |  30 +
 io_uring/kbuf.h                               |   5 +
 io_uring/net.c                                |  83 +-
 io_uring/opdef.c                              |  16 +
 io_uring/zc_rx.c                              | 723 ++++++++++++++++++
 io_uring/zc_rx.h                              |  42 +
 17 files changed, 1168 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 include/net/data_pool.h
 create mode 100644 io_uring/zc_rx.c
 create mode 100644 io_uring/zc_rx.h


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