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Date:   Fri, 8 Jan 2021 11:33:35 +0100
From:   Stefano Garzarella <>
To:     Arseny Krasnov <>
Cc:     Stefan Hajnoczi <>,
        "Michael S. Tsirkin" <>,
        Jason Wang <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Colin Ian King <>,
        Jorgen Hansen <>,
        Arseniy Krasnov <>,
        Andra Paraschiv <>,
        Jeff Vander Stoep <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] virtio/vsock: introduce SOCK_SEQPACKET support.

Hi Arseny,

On Sun, Jan 03, 2021 at 10:54:52PM +0300, Arseny Krasnov wrote:
>	As SOCK_SEQPACKET guarantees to save record boundaries, so to
>do it, new packet operation was added: it marks start of record (with
>record length in header). To send record, packet with start marker is
>sent first, then all data is transmitted as 'RW' packets. On receiver's
>side, length of record is known from packet with start record marker.
>Now as  packets of one socket are not reordered neither on vsock nor on
>vhost transport layers, these marker allows to restore original record
>on receiver's side. When each 'RW' packet is inserted to rx queue of
>receiver, user is woken up, data is copied to user's buffer and credit
>update message is sent. If there is no user waiting for data, credit
>won't be updated and sender will wait. Also,  if user's buffer is full,
>and record is bigger, all unneeded data will be dropped (with sending of
>credit update message).
>	'MSG_EOR' flag is implemented with special value of 'flags' field
>in packet header. When record is received with such flags, 'MSG_EOR' is
>set in 'recvmsg()' flags. 'MSG_TRUNC' flag is also supported.
>	In this implementation maximum length of datagram is not limited
>as in stream socket.

I did a a quick review. I like the idea of adding SOCK_SEQPACKET, but 
the series needs more work.
Some patches miss the SoB, the commit messages are very minimal.
Anyway I like that you shared your patches, but please use RFC tag if 
they are not ready to be merged.

Another suggestion is to move the patches that modify the core 
(af_vsock.c) before the transport modifications to make the review 

I'd also like to see new tests in tools/testing/vsock/vsock_test.c


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