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Date:	Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:30:48 +0800
From:	Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>
To:	"Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>,
	Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>
CC:	Pankaj Gupta <pagupta@...hat.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, davem@...emloft.net, dgibson@...hat.com,
	vfalico@...il.com, edumazet@...gle.com, vyasevic@...hat.com,
	hkchu@...gle.com, wuzhy@...ux.vnet.ibm.com, xemul@...allels.com,
	therbert@...gle.com, bhutchings@...arflare.com, xii@...gle.com,
	stephen@...workplumber.org
Subject: Re: [RFC 2/4] tuntap: Publish tuntap maximum number of queues as
 module_param

On 08/20/2014 07:17 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 12:58:17PM +0200, Jiri Pirko wrote:
>> > Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 03:37:18PM CEST, pagupta@...hat.com wrote:
>>> > > This patch publishes maximum number of tun/tap queues allocated as a
>>> > > read_only module parameter which a user space application like libvirt
>>> > > can make use of to limit maximum number of queues. Value of read_only
>>> > > module parameter can be writable only at module load time. If no value is set
>>> > > at module load time a default value 256 is used which is equal to maximum number
>>> > > of vCPUS allowed by KVM.
>>> > >
>>> > > Administrator can specify maximum number of queues only at the driver
>>> > > module load time.
>>> > >
>>> > >Signed-off-by: Pankaj Gupta <pagupta@...hat.com>
>>> > >---
>>> > > drivers/net/tun.c |   13 +++++++++++--
>>> > > 1 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>> > >
>>> > >diff --git a/drivers/net/tun.c b/drivers/net/tun.c
>>> > >index acaaf67..1f518e2 100644
>>> > >--- a/drivers/net/tun.c
>>> > >+++ b/drivers/net/tun.c
>>> > >@@ -119,6 +119,9 @@ struct tap_filter {
>>> > > 
>>> > > #define TUN_FLOW_EXPIRE (3 * HZ)
>>> > > 
>>> > >+static int max_tap_queues = MAX_TAP_QUEUES;
>>> > >+module_param(max_tap_queues, int, S_IRUGO);
>> > 
>> > Please do not introduce new module paramaters. Please other ways to
>> > interchange values with userspace.
> I suggested this initially, but thinking more about it, I agree.
>
> It's a global limit (necessary to limit memory utilization by
> userspace), but it should be possible to change it
> after module load.

How about pass this limit through ifr during TUNSETIFF, then
alloc_netdev_mq() can use this limit.
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