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Re: [PATCH] public/io/netif.h: add a new extra type for XDP

On 5/18/20, Jürgen Groß <jgross@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 18.05.20 11:52, Denis Kirjanov wrote:
>> On 5/18/20, Jürgen Groß <jgross@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On 18.05.20 10:24, Denis Kirjanov wrote:
>>>> The patch adds a new extra type to be able to diffirentiate
>>>> between RX responses on xen-netfront side with the adjusted offset
>>>> required for XDP processing.
>>>> For Linux the offset value is going to be passed via xenstore.
>>> Why? I can only see disadvantages by using a different communication
>>> mechanism.
>> I see it like other features passed through xenstore and it requires
>> less changes to
>> other structures with the same final result.
> This is okay as long there is no Xenstore interaction required when the
> interface has been setup completely (i.e. only defining the needed
> offset for XDP is fine, enabling/disabling XDP at runtime should not be
> done via Xenstore IMO).
I've checked netfront-<--->netback interaction and found no problems with it.
Paul found an issue that the value of the netfront state hasn't been
re-read (during unbind-bind sequence in dom0) and I've fixed it the
patch for the guest

> And please, no guest type special casing. Please replace "Linux" by e.g.
> "The guest" (with additional tweaking of the following sentence).

Oh, just sent v2. I'll fix a comment.

> Juergen



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