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Date:   Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:08:18 -0800
From:   Stephen Hemminger <>
To:     Dexuan Cui <>
Cc:     "" <>,
        KY Srinivasan <>,
        Haiyang Zhang <>,
        Stephen Hemminger <>,
        "" <>,
        Rolf Neugebauer <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>,
        "" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Drivers: hv: vmbus: finally fix

On Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:54:46 +0000
Dexuan Cui <> wrote:

> +static inline void
> +init_cached_read_index(struct vmbus_channel *channel)
> +{
> +	struct hv_ring_buffer_info *rbi = &channel->inbound;
> +
> +	rbi->cached_read_index = rbi->ring_buffer->read_index;
> +}

Looks good thanks. This should go in right away. Which versions are impacted?
Should it also go to stable?

In a future patch, the API function names for interacting with the ring buffer
should be changed to all have common prefix (hv_) and maybe do a little rethinking
about what needs to be in ring buffer and what could be local variables.

For example, the cached_read_index is only useful over the span of the loop
reading from the ring buffer. For me, it would be cleaner with a ring_buffer
iterator object which could abstract the API better. 

	struct vmbus_ringbuffer_iter iter;

	vmbus_begin_read(&iter, channel);
	while ((desc = vmbus_next_read(&iter), channel) {
	vmbus_end_read(&iter, channel);

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