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add new rib manipulation functions.

Authored by melifaro on May 30 2020, 1:26 PM.


  • Add rib_<add|del|change>_route() functions to manipulate the routing table.

The main driver for the change is the need to improve notification mechanism.
Currently callers guess the operation data based on the rtentry structure returned in case of successful operation result. There are two problems with this appoach. First is that it doesn't provide enough information for the upcoming multipath changes, where rtentry refers to a new nexthop group, and there is no way of guessing which paths were added during the change. Second is that some rtentry fields can change during notification, and protecting from it by requiring customers to unlock rtentry is not desired.

Additionally, as most of the consumers do know which operation they are going to execute in advance, making explicit add/change/del versions of the functions makes sense, especially given the functions don't share a lot of code.

With that in mind, introduce rib_cmd_info notification structure and rib_<add|del|change>_route() functions, with mandatory rib_cmd_info pointer. It will be used in upcoming generalized notifications.

struct rtentry *rt;

error = rtequest1_fib(RTM_ADD, info, &rt, fibnum);
# report on rt and rt->rt_nhop
struct rib_cmd_info {
        uint8_t                 rc_cmd;         /* RTM_ADD|RTM_DEL|RTM_CHANGE */
        uint8_t                 spare[3];
        uint32_t                rc_nh_weight;   /* new nhop weight */
        struct rtentry          *rc_rt;         /* Target entry */
        struct nhop_object      *rc_nh_old;     /* Old nhop OR mpath */
        struct nhop_object      *rc_nh_new;     /* New nhop OR mpath */
} rc;
error = rib_add_route(fibnum, info, &rc);
# report on rc
  • Move definitions of the new functions and some other functions/structures used for the routing table manipulation to a separate header file, net/route/route_ctl.h. net/route.h is a frequently used file included in ~140 places in kernel, and 90% of the users don't need these definitions.

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melifaro added reviewers: network, ae.
This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Jun 1 2020, 8:47 AM