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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/4] xen/interface: re-define FRONT/BACK_RING_ATTACH()
On 12.12.19 07:04, Jürgen Groß wrote:
> On 11.12.19 16:29, Paul Durrant wrote:
>> Currently these macros are defined to re-initialize a front/back ring
>> (respectively) to values read from the shared ring in such a way that any
>> requests/responses that are added to the shared ring whilst the
>> front/back
>> is detached will be skipped over. This, in general, is not a desirable
>> semantic since most frontend implementations will eventually block
>> waiting
>> for a response which would either never appear or never be processed.
>> Since the macros are currently unused, take this opportunity to re-define
>> them to re-initialize a front/back ring using specified values. This also
>> allows FRONT/BACK_RING_INIT() to be re-defined in terms of
>> FRONT/BACK_RING_ATTACH() using a specified value of 0.
>> NOTE: BACK_RING_ATTACH() will be used directly in a subsequent patch.
>> Signed-off-by: Paul Durrant <>
> Reviewed-by: Juergen Gross <>

Paul, I think you should send a patch changing ring.h in the Xen tree.

As soon as it has been accepted I'll take your series for the kernel.


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