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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 2/4] vhost-vdpa: introduce SUSPEND backend feature bit
On Fri, Jul 08, 2022 at 01:38:45PM +0200, Eugenio Perez Martin wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 28, 2022 at 3:43 PM Stefano Garzarella <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 06:07:36PM +0200, Eugenio Pérez wrote:
>> >Userland knows if it can suspend the device or not by checking this feature
>> >bit.
>> >
>> >It's only offered if the vdpa driver backend implements the suspend()
>> >operation callback, and to offer it or userland to ack it if the backend
>> >does not offer that callback is an error.
>> Should we document in the previous patch that the callback must be
>> implemented only if the drive/device support it?
>It's marked as optional in the doc, following other optional callbacks
>like set_group_asid for example. But I'm ok with documenting this
>behavior further.
>> The rest LGTM although I have a doubt whether it is better to move this
>> patch after patch 3, or merge it with patch 3, for bisectability since
>> we enable the feature here but if the userspace calls ioctl() with
>> VHOST_VDPA_SUSPEND we reply back that it is not supported.
>I'm fine with moving it, but we will have that behavior with all the
>devices anyway. Regarding userspace, we just replace ENOIOCTL with
>EOPNOTSUPP. Or I'm missing something?

Yep, you're right, this is fine! ;-)


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