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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] pass write value to in_range pointers
On 06/22/2009 07:08 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 11:45:00AM -0400, Gregory Haskins wrote:
>
>> Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
>>
>>> It seems that a lot of complexity and trickiness with iosignalfd is
>>> handling the group/item relationship, which comes about because kvm does
>>> not currently let a device on the bus claim a write transaction based on the
>>> value written. This could be greatly simplified if the value written
>>> was passed to the in_range check for write operation. We could then
>>> simply make each kvm_iosignalfd a device on the bus.
>>>
>>> What does everyone think of the following lightly tested patch?
>>>
>>>
>> Hi Michael,
>> Its interesting, but I am not convinced its necessary. We created the
>> group/item layout because iosignalfds are unique in that they are
>> probably the only IO device that wants to do some kind of address
>> aliasing.
>>
>
> We actually already have aliasing: is_write flag is used for this
> purpose. Actually, it's possible to remove is_write by passing
> a null pointer in write_val for reads. I like this a bit less as
> the code generated is less compact ... Avi, what do you think?
>

Greg, won't Michael's patch eliminate a big chunk from your iosignalfd
patches? Seems like a win to me.

> One is enough :)
> Seriously, do you see that this saves you all of RCU, linked lists and
> counters? You don't need to keep track of iofds, you don't need to
> implement your own lookup logic - you just use the kvm device
> and that's it.
>
>

Yup.

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error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function



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