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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH net-next V3 2/3] xen-netfront: split event channels support for Xen frontend driver

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 9:35 PM, annie li <annie.li@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2013-5-22 16:20, Wei Liu wrote:
>> On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 8:32 PM, annie li <annie.li@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Originally, netfront protects access to rx shared-ring with tx_lock, you
>>> remove this protection here. It is better to protect the ring access by a
>>> sperate rx_lock then.
>> TX ring and RX ring are separate rings. I don't think that comment / code
>> makes sense any more. My stress test confirms that.
> Yes, they are separate rings. Actually I am not sure why
> RING_HAS_UNCONSUMED_RESPONSES(&np->rx) is protected by any tx_lock
> originally. But for xennet_rx_interrupt, it is better to use rx_lock to

This doesn't make sense to me either. Xen ring protocol is designed to
be lock-free.
And in netfront's case there is no concurrent access to the ring.


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