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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH v3 1/3] A device for zero-copy based on KVM virtio-net.
On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 05:01:10PM +0800, Xin, Xiaohui wrote:
> >It smells like a layering violation to look at the iocb->private field
> >from a lower-level driver. I would have hoped that it's possible to implement
> >this without having this driver know about the higher-level vhost driver
> >internals. Can you explain why this is needed?
>
> I don't like this too, but since the kiocb is maintained by vhost with a list_head.
> And mp device is responsible to collect the kiocb into the list_head,
> We need something known by vhost/mp both.

Can't vhost supply a kiocb completion callback that will handle the list?

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