Commit 7889681f authored by David Ahern's avatar David Ahern Committed by David S. Miller
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net: vrf: Update flags and features settings

1. Default VRF devices to not having a qdisc (IFF_NO_QUEUE). Users
   can add one as desired.

2. Disable adding a VLAN to a VRF device.

3. Enable offloads and hardware features similar to other logical
   devices (e.g., dummy, veth)

Change provides a significant boost in TCP stream Tx performance,
from ~2,700 Mbps to ~18,100 Mbps and makes throughput close to the
performance without a VRF (18,500 Mbps). netperf TCP_STREAM benchmark
using qemu with virtio+vhost for the NICs
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Ahern <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent df10db98
......@@ -1099,6 +1099,20 @@ static void vrf_setup(struct net_device *dev)
/* don't allow vrf devices to change network namespaces. */
dev->features |= NETIF_F_NETNS_LOCAL;
/* does not make sense for a VLAN to be added to a vrf device */
dev->features |= NETIF_F_VLAN_CHALLENGED;
/* enable offload features */
dev->features |= NETIF_F_GSO_SOFTWARE;
dev->features |= NETIF_F_RXCSUM | NETIF_F_HW_CSUM;
dev->hw_features = dev->features;
dev->hw_enc_features = dev->features;
/* default to no qdisc; user can add if desired */
dev->priv_flags |= IFF_NO_QUEUE;
static int vrf_validate(struct nlattr *tb[], struct nlattr *data[])
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