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SubjectRe: [RFC v4 3/5] virtio_ring: add packed ring support
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On 2018年05月16日 22:33, Tiwei Bie wrote:
> On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 10:05:44PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
>> On 2018年05月16日 21:45, Tiwei Bie wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 08:51:43PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
>>>> On 2018年05月16日 20:39, Tiwei Bie wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 07:50:16PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
>>>>>> On 2018年05月16日 16:37, Tiwei Bie wrote:
> [...]
>>>>>>> +static void detach_buf_packed(struct vring_virtqueue *vq, unsigned int head,
>>>>>>> + unsigned int id, void **ctx)
>>>>>>> +{
>>>>>>> + struct vring_packed_desc *desc;
>>>>>>> + unsigned int i, j;
>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>> + /* Clear data ptr. */
>>>>>>> + vq->desc_state[id].data = NULL;
>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>> + i = head;
>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>> + for (j = 0; j < vq->desc_state[id].num; j++) {
>>>>>>> + desc = &vq->vring_packed.desc[i];
>>>>>>> + vring_unmap_one_packed(vq, desc);
>>>>>> As mentioned in previous discussion, this probably won't work for the case
>>>>>> of out of order completion since it depends on the information in the
>>>>>> descriptor ring. We probably need to extend ctx to record such information.
>>>>> Above code doesn't depend on the information in the descriptor
>>>>> ring. The vq->desc_state[] is the extended ctx.
>>>>>
>>>>> Best regards,
>>>>> Tiwei Bie
>>>> Yes, but desc is a pointer to descriptor ring I think so
>>>> vring_unmap_one_packed() still depends on the content of descriptor ring?
>>>>
>>> I got your point now. I think it makes sense to reserve
>>> the bits of the addr field. Driver shouldn't try to get
>>> addrs from the descriptors when cleanup the descriptors
>>> no matter whether we support out-of-order or not.
>> Maybe I was wrong, but I remember spec mentioned something like this.
> You're right. Spec mentioned this. I was just repeating
> the spec to emphasize that it does make sense. :)
>
>>> But combining it with the out-of-order support, it will
>>> mean that the driver still needs to maintain a desc/ctx
>>> list that is very similar to the desc ring in the split
>>> ring. I'm not quite sure whether it's something we want.
>>> If it is true, I'll do it. So do you think we also want
>>> to maintain such a desc/ctx list for packed ring?
>> To make it work for OOO backends I think we need something like this
>> (hardware NIC drivers are usually have something like this).
> Which hardware NIC drivers have this?

It's quite common I think, e.g driver track e.g dma addr and page frag
somewhere. e.g the ring->rx_info in mlx4 driver.

Thanks

>
>> Not for the patch, but it looks like having a OUT_OF_ORDER feature bit is
>> much more simpler to be started with.
> +1
>
> Best regards,
> Tiwei Bie

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