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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] eventfd: new EFD_STATE flag
On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 10:42:05PM +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
> On 08/26/2009 10:13 PM, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> >Ok, so why not using the eventfd counter as state?
> >On the device side:
> >
> >void write_state(int sfd, int state) {
> > u64 cnt;
> >
> > /* Clear the current state, sfd is in non-blocking mode */
> > read(sfd,&cnt, sizeof(cnt));
> > /* Writes new state */
> > cnt = 1 + !!state;
> > write(sfd,&cnt, sizeof(cnt));
> >}
> >
> >
> >On the hypervisor side:
> >
> >int read_state(int sfd) {
> > u64 cnt;
> >
> > read(sfd,&cnt, sizeof(cnt));
> > return state - 1;
> >}
> >
>
> Hadn't though of read+write as set. While the 1+ is a little ugly,
> it's workable.
>
It's two system calls instead of one to inject interrupt.

> I see no kernel equivalent to read(), but that's easily done.
>

--
Gleb.


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