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SubjectRe: [PATCH] virtio_net: free transmit skbs in a timer
Rusty Russell wrote:
> On Friday 16 May 2008 01:32:47 Avi Kivity wrote:
>
>> Mark McLoughlin wrote:
>>
>>> I think Rusty is speaking from the POV of the guest driver - i.e. that
>>> virtio_net should never disable notifications on the xmit queue using
>>> disable_cb()?
>>>
>>> Sounds like you think agree, but that the host side should throttle the
>>> rate of xmit notifications?
>>>
>> Yes.
>>
>
> But performance is going to suck in the meantime, as currently our host
> doesn't do this.
>

That's what the feature bits are for.

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Do not meddle in the internals of kernels, for they are subtle and quick to panic.



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