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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC v5 net-next 1/6] virtio_ring: fix virtqueue_enable_cb() when only 1 buffers were pending
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Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com> writes:
> We currently does:
>
> bufs = (avail->idx - last_used_idx) * 3 / 4;
>
> This is ok now since we only try to enable the delayed callbacks when
> the queue is about to be full. This may not work well when there is
> only one pending buffer in the virtqueue (this may be the case after
> tx interrupt was enabled). Since virtqueue_enable_cb() will return
> false which may cause unnecessary triggering of napis. This patch
> correct this by only calculate the four thirds when bufs is not one.

I mildly prefer to avoid the branch, by changing the calculation like
so:

/* Set bufs >= 1, even if there's only one pending buffer */
bufs = (bufs + 1) * 3 / 4;

But it's not clear to me how much this happens. I'm happy with the
patch though, as currently virtqueue_enable_cb_delayed() is the same
as virtqueue_enable_cb() if there's only been one buffer added.

Cheers,
Rusty.

> Signed-off-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>
> ---
> drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c | 5 ++++-
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c b/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
> index 00ec6b3..545fed5 100644
> --- a/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
> +++ b/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
> @@ -636,7 +636,10 @@ bool virtqueue_enable_cb_delayed(struct virtqueue *_vq)
> * entry. Always do both to keep code simple. */
> vq->vring.avail->flags &= cpu_to_virtio16(_vq->vdev, ~VRING_AVAIL_F_NO_INTERRUPT);
> /* TODO: tune this threshold */
> - bufs = (u16)(virtio16_to_cpu(_vq->vdev, vq->vring.avail->idx) - vq->last_used_idx) * 3 / 4;
> + bufs = (u16)(virtio16_to_cpu(_vq->vdev, vq->vring.avail->idx) -
> + vq->last_used_idx);
> + if (bufs != 1)
> + bufs = bufs * 3 / 4;
> vring_used_event(&vq->vring) = cpu_to_virtio16(_vq->vdev, vq->last_used_idx + bufs);
> virtio_mb(vq->weak_barriers);
> if (unlikely((u16)(virtio16_to_cpu(_vq->vdev, vq->vring.used->idx) - vq->last_used_idx) > bufs)) {
> --
> 1.8.3.1
>
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