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SubjectRE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/4] xen/interface: don't discard pending work in FRONT/BACK_RING_ATTACH
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Xen-devel <xen-devel-bounces@lists.xenproject.org> On Behalf Of
> Jürgen Groß
> Sent: 09 December 2019 11:52
> To: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@citrix.com>; Durrant, Paul
> <pdurrant@amazon.com>
> Cc: xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org; Boris Ostrovsky
> <boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com>; Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@kernel.org>;
> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/4] xen/interface: don't discard pending
> work in FRONT/BACK_RING_ATTACH
>
> On 09.12.19 12:41, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 05, 2019 at 02:01:22PM +0000, Paul Durrant wrote:
> >> Currently these macros will skip over any requests/responses that are
> >> added to the shared ring whilst it is detached. 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.
> >>
> >> NOTE: These macros are currently unused. BACK_RING_ATTACH(), however,
> will
> >> be used in a subsequent patch.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Paul Durrant <pdurrant@amazon.com>
> >
> > Those headers come from Xen, and should be modified in Xen first and
> > then imported into Linux IMO.
>
> In theory, yes. But the Xen variant doesn't contain the ATTACH macros.
>

OOI do we have a policy about this? Re-importing headers into Linux wholesale is always slightly painful because of interdependencies and style checking issues.

Paul

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