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SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/6] vhost_net: don't poll on -EFAULT
On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 04:28:10PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> On 04/16/2012 03:16 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> >On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 02:08:33PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> >>Currently, we restart tx polling unconditionally when sendmsg()
> >>fails. This would cause unnecessary wakeups of vhost wokers as it's
> >>only needed when the socket send buffer were exceeded.
> >Why is this a problem?
>
> This issue is when guest driver is able to hit the -EFAULT, vhost
> discard the the descriptor and restart the polling. This would wake
> vhost thread and repeat the loop again which waste cpu.

Does same thing happen if we get an error from copy from user?

> Another possible solution is don't discard the descriptor.
> >
> >>Fix this by
> >>restart the tx polling only when sendmsg() returns value other than
> >>-EFAULT.
> >>
> >>Signed-off-by: Jason Wang<jasowang@redhat.com>
> >>---
> >> drivers/vhost/net.c | 3 ++-
> >> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> >>
> >>diff --git a/drivers/vhost/net.c b/drivers/vhost/net.c
> >>index 29abd65..035fa95 100644
> >>--- a/drivers/vhost/net.c
> >>+++ b/drivers/vhost/net.c
> >>@@ -262,7 +262,8 @@ static void handle_tx(struct vhost_net *net)
> >> UIO_MAXIOV;
> >> }
> >> vhost_discard_vq_desc(vq, 1);
> >>- tx_poll_start(net, sock);
> >>+ if (err != -EFAULT)
> >>+ tx_poll_start(net, sock);
> >> break;
> >> }
> >> if (err != len)
> >--
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