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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] Revert "vhost: cache used event for better performance"
On Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 10:38:10AM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> I think don't think current code can work well if vq.num is grater than
> 2^15. Since all cached idx is u16. This looks like a bug which needs to be
> fixed.

That's a limitation of virtio 1.0.

> > * else if the interval of vq.num is [2^15, 2^16):
> > the logic in the original patch (809ecb9bca6a9) suffices
> > * else (= less than 2^15) (optional):
> > checking only (vring_need_event(vq->last_used_event, new + vq->num, new)
> > would suffice.
> >
> > Am I missing something, or is this irrelevant?

Could you pls repost the suggestion copying virtio-dev mailing list
(subscriber only, sorry about that, but host/guest ABI discussions
need to copy that list)?

> Looks not, I think this may work. Let me do some test.
> Thanks

I think that at this point it's prudent to add a feature bit
as the virtio spec does not require to never move the event index back.

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