Re: [RFC PATCH net-next v8 02/14] net: page_pool: create hooks for custom page providers

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On Wed, May 08, 2024 at 04:44:32PM +0100, Pavel Begunkov wrote:

> > like a weird and indirect way to get there. Why can't io_uring just be
> > the entity that does the final free and not mess with the logic
> > allocator?
> Then the user has to do a syscall (e.g. via io_uring) to return pages,
> and there we'd need to care how to put the pages efficiently, i.e.
> hitting the page pool's fast path, e.g. by hoping napi is scheduled and
> scheduled for the CPU we're running on, or maybe transferring the pages
> to the right CPU first.
> Compare it with userspace putting pages into a ring, and the allocator
> taking from there when needed without any extra synchronisation and
> hassle just because it's a sole consumer.

Wow, that sounds a bit terrifying for security, but I guess I can see
your point.

You are replacing the whole allocator logic if you are effectively
putting the free list in userspace memory.


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