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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH net] xen-netback: add the scenario which now beyond the range time_after_eq().

>>> On 17.10.13 at 11:02, jianhai luan <jianhai.luan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2013-10-17 16:26, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>> On 16.10.13 at 19:22, Jason Luan <jianhai.luan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> time_after_eq() only works if the delta is < MAX_ULONG/2.
>>> If netfront sends at a very low rate, the time between subsequent calls
>>> to tx_credit_exceeded() may exceed MAX_ULONG/2 and the test for
>>> timer_after_eq() will be incorrect.  Credit will not be replenished and
>>> the guest may become unable to send (e.g., if prior to the long gap, all
>>> credit was exhausted).
>>> We should add the scenario which now beyond next_credit+MAX_UNLONG/2. 
> Because
>>> the fact now must be not before than expire, time_before(now, expire) == 
> true
>>> will verify the scenario.
>>>      time_after_eq(now, next_credit) || time_before (now, expire)
>>>      ==
>>>      !time_in_range_open(now, expire, next_credit)
>> So first of all this must be with a 32-bit netback. And the not
>> coverable gap between activity is well over 240 days long. _If_
>> this really needs dealing with, then why is extending this from
>> 240+ to 480+ days sufficient? I.e. why don't you simply
>> change to 64-bit jiffy values, and use time_after_eq64()?
> Yes, the issue only can be  reproduced in 32-bit Dom0 (Beyond 
> MAX_ULONG/2 in 64-bit will need long long time)
> I think the gap should be think all environment even now extending 480+. 
> if now fall in the gap,  one timer will be pending and replenish will be 
> in time.  Please run the attachment test program.

Not sure what this is supposed to tell me. I recognize that there
are overflow conditions not handled properly, but (a) I have a
hard time thinking of a sensible guest that sits idle for over 240
days (host uptime usually isn't even coming close to that due to
maintenance requirements) and (b) if there is such a sensible
guest, then I can't see why dealing with one being idle for over
480 days should be required too.

> If use time_after_eq64(), expire ,next_credit and other member will must 
> be u64.

Exactly - that's what I was telling you to do.


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