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Date:	Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:22:27 +0000
From:	Zoltan Kiss <>
To:	Jan Beulich <>
CC:	<>, <>,
	<>, <>,
	<>, <>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH net-next RFC 1/5] xen-netback: Introduce TX
 grant map definitions

On 30/10/13 09:28, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>> On 30.10.13 at 01:50, Zoltan Kiss <> wrote:
>> @@ -119,13 +126,22 @@ struct xenvif {
>>   	pending_ring_idx_t pending_cons;
>>   	u16 pending_ring[MAX_PENDING_REQS];
>>   	struct pending_tx_info pending_tx_info[MAX_PENDING_REQS];
>> +	grant_handle_t grant_tx_handle[MAX_PENDING_REQS];
>>   	/* Coalescing tx requests before copying makes number of grant
>>   	 * copy ops greater or equal to number of slots required. In
>>   	 * worst case a tx request consumes 2 gnttab_copy.
>>   	 */
>>   	struct gnttab_copy tx_copy_ops[2*MAX_PENDING_REQS];
>> +	struct gnttab_unmap_grant_ref tx_unmap_ops[MAX_PENDING_REQS];
>> +	struct gnttab_map_grant_ref tx_map_ops[MAX_PENDING_REQS];
>> +	/* passed to gnttab_[un]map_refs with pages under (un)mapping */
>> +	struct page *pages_to_gnt[MAX_PENDING_REQS];
> I think you will want to try to limit the structure size here by putting
> things into unions that can't be used at the same time: Without
> having looked at the later patches yet, it seems quite unlikely that
> map and unmap can be used simultaneously. And the total of copy
> and map can't also be used at the same time, as for each pending
> request you would use either up to two copy slots or a single map
> slot. I didn't look for further opportunities of sharing space.

Indeed, map and unmap can't be done at the same time, so it's safe to 
put them into union. But I'm afraid grant_tx_handle and pages_to_gnt 
can't share space with other members.
tx_copy_ops is a different topic, let's discuss that in it's own thread ...



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