Commit eed2a12f authored by Mahesh Bandewar's avatar Mahesh Bandewar Committed by David S. Miller
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net: Allow ethtool to set interface in loopback mode.



This patch enables ethtool to set the loopback mode on a given interface.
By configuring the interface in loopback mode in conjunction with a policy
route / rule, a userland application can stress the egress / ingress path
exposing the flows of the change in progress and potentially help developer(s)
understand the impact of those changes without even sending a packet out
on the network.

Following set of commands illustrates one such example -
    a) ip -4 addr add 192.168.1.1/24 dev eth1
    b) ip -4 rule add from all iif eth1 lookup 250
    c) ip -4 route add local 0/0 dev lo proto kernel scope host table 250
    d) arp -Ds 192.168.1.100 eth1
    e) arp -Ds 192.168.1.200 eth1
    f) sysctl -w net.ipv4.ip_nonlocal_bind=1
    g) sysctl -w net.ipv4.conf.all.accept_local=1
    # Assuming that the machine has 8 cores
    h) taskset 000f netserver -L 192.168.1.200
    i) taskset 00f0 netperf -t TCP_CRR -L 192.168.1.100 -H 192.168.1.200 -l 30
Signed-off-by: default avatarMahesh Bandewar <maheshb@google.com>
Acked-by: default avatarBen Hutchings <bhutchings@solarflare.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
parent 47a0200d
......@@ -174,7 +174,8 @@ static void loopback_setup(struct net_device *dev)
| NETIF_F_HIGHDMA
| NETIF_F_LLTX
| NETIF_F_NETNS_LOCAL
| NETIF_F_VLAN_CHALLENGED;
| NETIF_F_VLAN_CHALLENGED
| NETIF_F_LOOPBACK;
dev->ethtool_ops = &loopback_ethtool_ops;
dev->header_ops = &eth_header_ops;
dev->netdev_ops = &loopback_ops;
......
......@@ -1067,6 +1067,7 @@ struct net_device {
#define NETIF_F_RXHASH (1 << 28) /* Receive hashing offload */
#define NETIF_F_RXCSUM (1 << 29) /* Receive checksumming offload */
#define NETIF_F_NOCACHE_COPY (1 << 30) /* Use no-cache copyfromuser */
#define NETIF_F_LOOPBACK (1 << 31) /* Enable loopback */
/* Segmentation offload features */
#define NETIF_F_GSO_SHIFT 16
......@@ -1082,7 +1083,7 @@ struct net_device {
/* = all defined minus driver/device-class-related */
#define NETIF_F_NEVER_CHANGE (NETIF_F_VLAN_CHALLENGED | \
NETIF_F_LLTX | NETIF_F_NETNS_LOCAL)
#define NETIF_F_ETHTOOL_BITS (0x7f3fffff & ~NETIF_F_NEVER_CHANGE)
#define NETIF_F_ETHTOOL_BITS (0xff3fffff & ~NETIF_F_NEVER_CHANGE)
/* List of features with software fallbacks. */
#define NETIF_F_GSO_SOFTWARE (NETIF_F_TSO | NETIF_F_TSO_ECN | \
......
......@@ -362,7 +362,7 @@ static const char netdev_features_strings[ETHTOOL_DEV_FEATURE_WORDS * 32][ETH_GS
/* NETIF_F_RXHASH */ "rx-hashing",
/* NETIF_F_RXCSUM */ "rx-checksum",
/* NETIF_F_NOCACHE_COPY */ "tx-nocache-copy"
"",
/* NETIF_F_LOOPBACK */ "loopback",
};
static int __ethtool_get_sset_count(struct net_device *dev, int sset)
......
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