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Date:	Thu, 13 Dec 2007 15:24:07 +0200
From:	Dor Laor <dor.laor@...il.com>
To:	Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@...ibm.com>
CC:	Rusty Russell <rusty@...tcorp.com.au>,
	kvm-devel <kvm-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org
Subject: Re: [kvm-devel] [PATCH resent] virtio_net: Fix stalled inbound trafficon
 early packets

Christian Borntraeger wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 12. Dezember 2007 schrieb Dor Laor:
>   
>> I think the change below handles the race. Otherwise please detail the 
>> use case.
>>     
> [...]
>   
>>> @@ -292,6 +292,9 @@ static int virtnet_open(struct net_devic
>>>                 return -ENOMEM;
>>>
>>>         napi_enable(&vi->napi);
>>> +
>>> +       vi->rvq->vq_ops->enable(vi->rvq);
>>> +       vi->svq->vq_ops->enable(vi->svq);
>>>
>>>       
>> If you change it to:
>> if (!vi->rvq->vq_ops->enable(vi->rvq))
>>     vi->rvq->vq_ops->kick(vi->rvq);
>> if (!vi->rvq->vq_ops->enable(vi->svq))
>>     vi->rvq->vq_ops->kick(vi->svq);
>>
>> You solve the race of packets already waiting in the queue without 
>> triggering the irq.
>>     
>
> Hmm, I dont fully understand your point. I think this will work as long as 
> the host has not consumed all inbound buffers. It will also require that 
> the host sends an additional packet, no? If no additional packet comes the 
> host has no reason to send an interrupt just because it got a notify 
> hypercall. kick inside a guest also does not trigger the poll routine. 
>
> It also wont work on the following scenario:
> in virtnet open we will allocate buffers and send them to the host using the 
> kick callback. The host can now use _all_ buffers for incoming data while 
> interrupts are still disabled and the guest is not running.( Lets say the 
> host bridge has lots of multicast traffic and the guest gets not scheduled 
> for a while). When the guest now continues and enables the interrupts 
> nothing happens. Doing a kick does not help, as the host code will bail out 
> with "no dma memory for transfer".
>   
> Christian
>
>   
You're right I got confused somehow.
So in that case setting the driver status field on open in addition to 
your enable will do the trick.
On DRIVER_OPEN the host will trigger an interrupt if the queue is not 
empty..
Thanks,
Dor
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