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Date:   Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:23:47 +0200
From:   "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>
To:     Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>
Cc:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, john.fastabend@...il.com,
        john.r.fastabend@...el.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        alexei.starovoitov@...il.com, daniel@...earbox.net
Subject: Re: [net PATCH v5 1/6] virtio_net: use dev_kfree_skb for small
 buffer XDP receive

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 10:57:12AM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> 
> 
> On 2017年01月25日 04:08, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 02:43:28PM -0500, David Miller wrote:
> > > From: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>
> > > Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:08:35 +0200
> > > 
> > > > On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 02:19:50PM -0800, John Fastabend wrote:
> > > > > In the small buffer case during driver unload we currently use
> > > > > put_page instead of dev_kfree_skb. Resolve this by adding a check
> > > > > for virtnet mode when checking XDP queue type. Also name the
> > > > > function so that the code reads correctly to match the additional
> > > > > check.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Fixes: bb91accf2733 ("virtio-net: XDP support for small buffers")
> > > > > Signed-off-by: John Fastabend <john.r.fastabend@...el.com>
> > > > > Acked-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>
> > > > Acked-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@...hat.com>
> > > > 
> > > > I think we definitely want this one in -net as it's
> > > > a bugfix.
> > > This whole series is a bug fix, we must have adjust_header XDP
> > > support in the virtio_net driver before v4.10 goes out, it is
> > > a requires base feature for XDP.
> > I have to say device resets outside probe have a huge potential
> > to uncover hypervisor bugs.
> 
> Maybe not if it reuses most of current codes? Since we've already used them
> in sleep or hibernation?
> 
> Thanks

Except almost no one uses sleep or hybernate with VMs.  I'm not saying
it's a bad idea, just that it needs a lot of testing before release and
we won't get enough if we merge at this point.

> >   I am rather uncomfortable
> > doing that after -rc1.
> > 
> > How about a module option to disable it by default?
> > We can then ship a partial implementation in 4.10
> > and work on completing it in 4.11.
> > 

To clarify, I'm thinking an option similar to enable_xdp,
and have all packets have a 256 byte headroom for 4.10.

Consider our options for 4.11.

-- 
MST

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