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Date:	Tue, 17 Jul 2007 07:28:50 -0700
From:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@...p.org>
To:	Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...ux-foundation.org>
CC:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@...source.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.com>,
	Andi Kleen <ak@...e.de>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.com>,
	lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Xen-devel <xen-devel@...ts.xensource.com>,
	Chris Wright <chrisw@...s-sol.org>,
	Ian Pratt <ian.pratt@...source.com>,
	Christian Limpach <Christian.Limpach@...cam.ac.uk>,
	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
	Rusty Russell <rusty@...tcorp.com.au>,
	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>,
	Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@...cam.ac.uk>, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch 37/44] xen: add virtual network device driver

Stephen Hemminger wrote:
>> +struct netfront_info {
>> +	struct list_head list;
>> +	struct net_device *netdev;
>> +
>> +	struct net_device_stats stats;
>>     
>
> There is now a net_device_stats element inside net_device on
> 2.6.21 or later.
>   

Ah, OK.  Should I just do a s/stats/netdev->stats/?  Is there a generic
get_stats routine as well?

>> +
>> +	struct xen_netif_tx_front_ring tx;
>> +	struct xen_netif_rx_front_ring rx;
>> +
>> +	spinlock_t   tx_lock;
>> +	spinlock_t   rx_lock;
>>     
>
> It might be a performance advantage to reorder/align these
> structure elements to put transmit hot elements together, and
> put tx and rx on different cache lines?
>   

Oh, right.  I'd been meaning to look at that layout more closely.

Thanks,
    J
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