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SubjectRe: [PATCH] vhost: introduce mdev based hardware backend
On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 11:27:12AM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
>
> On 2019/9/26 下午9:14, Tiwei Bie wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 04:35:18AM -0400, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > > On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 12:54:27PM +0800, Tiwei Bie wrote:
> > [...]
> > > > diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/vhost.h b/include/uapi/linux/vhost.h
> > > > index 40d028eed645..5afbc2f08fa3 100644
> > > > --- a/include/uapi/linux/vhost.h
> > > > +++ b/include/uapi/linux/vhost.h
> > > > @@ -116,4 +116,12 @@
> > > > #define VHOST_VSOCK_SET_GUEST_CID _IOW(VHOST_VIRTIO, 0x60, __u64)
> > > > #define VHOST_VSOCK_SET_RUNNING _IOW(VHOST_VIRTIO, 0x61, int)
> > > > +/* VHOST_MDEV specific defines */
> > > > +
> > > > +#define VHOST_MDEV_SET_STATE _IOW(VHOST_VIRTIO, 0x70, __u64)
> > > > +
> > > > +#define VHOST_MDEV_S_STOPPED 0
> > > > +#define VHOST_MDEV_S_RUNNING 1
> > > > +#define VHOST_MDEV_S_MAX 2
> > > > +
> > > > #endif
> > > So assuming we have an underlying device that behaves like virtio:
> > I think they are really good questions/suggestions. Thanks!
> >
> > > 1. Should we use SET_STATUS maybe?
> > I like this idea. I will give it a try.
> >
> > > 2. Do we want a reset ioctl?
> > I think it is helpful. If we use SET_STATUS, maybe we
> > can use it to support the reset.
> >
> > > 3. Do we want ability to enable rings individually?
> > I will make it possible at least in the vhost layer.
>
>
> Note the API support e.g set_vq_ready().

virtio spec calls this "enabled" so let's stick to that.

>
> >
> > > 4. Does device need to limit max ring size?
> > > 5. Does device need to limit max number of queues?
> > I think so. It's helpful to have ioctls to report the max
> > ring size and max number of queues.
>
>
> An issue is the max number of queues is done through a device specific way,
> usually device configuration space. This is supported by the transport API,
> but how to expose it to userspace may need more thought.
>
> Thanks

an ioctl for device config? But for v1 I'd be quite happy to just have
a minimal working device with 2 queues.

>
> >
> > Thanks!

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