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SubjectRe: [RFC V5 PATCH 8/8] vhost: event suppression for packed ring
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On 2018年05月30日 19:42, Wei Xu wrote:
>> /* This actually signals the guest, using eventfd. */
>> void vhost_signal(struct vhost_dev *dev, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq)
>> {
>> @@ -2802,10 +2930,34 @@ static bool vhost_enable_notify_packed(struct vhost_dev *dev,
>> struct vhost_virtqueue *vq)
>> {
>> struct vring_desc_packed *d = vq->desc_packed + vq->avail_idx;
>> - __virtio16 flags;
>> + __virtio16 flags = RING_EVENT_FLAGS_ENABLE;
>> int ret;
>>
>> - /* FIXME: disable notification through device area */
>> + if (!(vq->used_flags & VRING_USED_F_NO_NOTIFY))
>> + return false;
>> + vq->used_flags &= ~VRING_USED_F_NO_NOTIFY;
> 'used_flags' was originally designed for 1.0, why should we pay attetion to it here?
>
> Wei

It was used to recored whether or not we've disabled notification. Then
we can avoid unnecessary userspace writes or memory barriers.

Thanks

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