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SubjectRe: [patch 26/26] Xen-paravirt_ops: Add the Xen virtual network device driver.
Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 15:25:09 -0800
> Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org> wrote:
>
>
>> The network device frontend driver allows the kernel to access network
>> devices exported exported by a virtual machine containing a physical
>> network device driver.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Ian Pratt <ian.pratt@xensource.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Christian Limpach <Christian.Limpach@cl.cam.ac.uk>
>> Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>
>> Signed-off-by: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@xensource.com>
>> Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org
>> Cc: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>
>>
>> ---
>> drivers/net/Kconfig | 12
>> drivers/net/Makefile | 2
>> drivers/net/xen-netfront.c | 2066 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> include/xen/events.h | 2
>> 4 files changed, 2082 insertions(+)
>>
>> ===================================================================
>> --- a/drivers/net/Kconfig
>> +++ b/drivers/net/Kconfig
>> @@ -2525,6 +2525,18 @@ source "drivers/atm/Kconfig"
>>
>> source "drivers/s390/net/Kconfig"
>>
>> +config XEN_NETDEV_FRONTEND
>> + tristate "Xen network device frontend driver"
>> + depends on XEN
>> + default y
>> + help
>> + The network device frontend driver allows the kernel to
>> + access network devices exported exported by a virtual
>> + machine containing a physical network device driver. The
>> + frontend driver is intended for unprivileged guest domains;
>> + if you are compiling a kernel for a Xen guest, you almost
>> + certainly want to enable this.
>> +
>> config ISERIES_VETH
>> tristate "iSeries Virtual Ethernet driver support"
>> depends on PPC_ISERIES
>>
>
> Might make more sense earlier in list (near other virtual devices).
>

OK.

>
> Hey I thought this driver depended on CONFIG_XEN already?
>

You're right.

>> +static int MODPARM_rx_copy = 0;
>> +module_param_named(rx_copy, MODPARM_rx_copy, bool, 0);
>> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(rx_copy, "Copy packets from network card (rather than flip)");
>> +static int MODPARM_rx_flip = 0;
>> +module_param_named(rx_flip, MODPARM_rx_flip, bool, 0);
>> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(rx_flip, "Flip packets from network card (rather than copy)");
>> +#else
>> +static const int MODPARM_rx_copy = 1;
>> +static const int MODPARM_rx_flip = 0;
>> +#endif
>>
>
>
> No MIXED case variable names please.
>

OK.

> Why have two mutually exclusive values instead of just one value
> with three states: 0 = normal, 1 = copy, 2 = flip?
>

That does seem odd. I'll fix it up.

>> +#define DPRINTK(fmt, args...) \
>> + pr_debug("netfront (%s:%d) " fmt, \
>> + __FUNCTION__, __LINE__, ##args)
>> +#define IPRINTK(fmt, args...) \
>> + printk(KERN_INFO "netfront: " fmt, ##args)
>> +#define WPRINTK(fmt, args...) \
>> + printk(KERN_WARNING "netfront: " fmt, ##args)
>>
>
>
> Could you use dev_dbg, dev_info, dev_warn instead of these macros?
>

Yes. I'd done that conversion elsewhere, but overlooked it here.

>> +
>> +/** Send a packet on a net device to encourage switches to learn the
>> + * MAC. We send a fake ARP request.
>> + *
>> + * @param dev device
>> + * @return 0 on success, error code otherwise
>> + */
>>
> Why the sudden urge to use docbook format on one internal function.
>

It probably got copied from somewhere. I'll clean it up.

>> +static int send_fake_arp(struct net_device *dev)
>> +{
>> + struct sk_buff *skb;
>> + u32 src_ip, dst_ip;
>> +
>> + dst_ip = INADDR_BROADCAST;
>> + src_ip = inet_select_addr(dev, dst_ip, RT_SCOPE_LINK);
>> +
>> + /* No IP? Then nothing to do. */
>> + if (src_ip == 0)
>> + return 0;
>> +
>> + skb = arp_create(ARPOP_REPLY, ETH_P_ARP,
>> + dst_ip, dev, src_ip,
>> + /*dst_hw*/ NULL, /*src_hw*/ NULL,
>> + /*target_hw*/ dev->dev_addr);
>> + if (skb == NULL)
>> + return -ENOMEM;
>> +
>> + return dev_queue_xmit(skb);
>> +}
>>
>
> This should probably be done in generic (non driver code).
> It creates lots of dependencies here.
> [...]
> Shouldn't just be a global kernel option for gratuitous ARP.
> Doesn't seem to be unique to this driver.
> With sysctl to enable it.
>

I agree it would be nice to not have to do this in the driver. The
specific requirement here is to make it send a packet after resume
(which includes arriving after a migration) so that a switch can quickly
work that the machine is there. Is there a generic mechanism for doing
this?

J

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