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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 2/2] macvtap: TX zero copy between guest and host kernel
On Tue, 2010-09-14 at 18:29 +0200, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> Precisely. This is what the patch from Xin Xiaohui does. That code
> already seems to do most of what you are trying to do, right?

I thought host pins guest kernel buffer pages was good enough for TX
thought I didn't look up xiaohui's vhost asycn io patch in details.

What's the performance data Xiaohui got from using kiocb? I haven't seen
any performance number from him yet.

> The main thing missing seems to be macvtap integration, so that we can
> fall back
> on data copy if zero copy is unavailable?
> How hard would it be to basically link the mp and macvtap modules
> together to get us this functionality? Anyone?

The simple integration is using macvtap + xiaohui's vhost asycn io
patch. I can make a try for TX only.


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