if_vxlan(4): add support for hardware assisted checksumming, TSO, and RSS.
This lets a VXLAN pseudo-interface take advantage of hardware checksumming (tx
and rx), TSO, and RSS if the NIC is capable of performing these operations on
inner VXLAN traffic.
A VXLAN interface inherits the capabilities of its vxlandev interface if one is
specified or of the interface that hosts the vxlanlocal address. If other
interfaces will carry traffic for that VXLAN then they must have the same
On transmit, if_vxlan verifies that the outbound interface has the required
capabilities and then translates the CSUM_ flags to their inner equivalents.
This tells the hardware ifnet that it needs to operate on the inner frame and
not the outer VXLAN headers.
An event is generated when a VXLAN ifnet starts. This allows hardware drivers to
configure their devices to expect VXLAN traffic on the specified incoming port.
On receive, the hardware does RSS and checksum verification on the inner frame.
if_vxlan now does a direct netisr dispatch to take full advantage of RSS. It is
not very clear why it didn't do this already.
Rx: it should be possible to avoid the first trip up the protocol stack to get
the frame to if_vxlan just so it can decapsulate and requeue for a second trip
up the stack. The hardware NIC driver could directly call an if_vxlan receive
routine for VXLAN traffic instead.
Rx: LRO. depends on what happens with the previous item. There will have to to
be a mechanism to indicate that it's time for if_vxlan to flush its LRO state.
Reviewed by: kib@
Sponsored by: Chelsio Communications
Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D25873