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From: Paul Durrant <Paul.Durrant@citrix.com>
To: Roger Pau Monne <roger.pau@citrix.com>
Cc: Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@kernel.org>, Wei Liu <wl@xen.org>,
	Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>,
	Andrew Cooper <Andrew.Cooper3@citrix.com>,
	"Tim \(Xen.org\)" <tim@xen.org>,
	George Dunlap <George.Dunlap@citrix.com>,
	Julien Grall <julien.grall@arm.com>,
	Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>,
	Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@citrix.com>,
	"xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org" <xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 7/7] ioreq: provide support for long-running operations...
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:07:47 +0000
Message-ID: <fe1a7334d57343a9973c1baebcc41757@AMSPEX02CL03.citrite.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190822125528.fzdhu6wjtsg7v2no@Air-de-Roger>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Pau Monne <roger.pau@citrix.com>
> Sent: 22 August 2019 13:55
> To: Paul Durrant <Paul.Durrant@citrix.com>
> Cc: xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org; Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>; Andrew Cooper
> <Andrew.Cooper3@citrix.com>; Wei Liu <wl@xen.org>; George Dunlap <George.Dunlap@citrix.com>; Ian
> Jackson <Ian.Jackson@citrix.com>; Julien Grall <julien.grall@arm.com>; Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
> <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>; Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@kernel.org>; Tim (Xen.org) <tim@xen.org>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 7/7] ioreq: provide support for long-running operations...
> 
> On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 11:15:50AM +0200, Paul Durrant wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Roger Pau Monne <roger.pau@citrix.com>
> > > Sent: 21 August 2019 15:59
> > > To: xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org
> > > Cc: Roger Pau Monne <roger.pau@citrix.com>; Paul Durrant <Paul.Durrant@citrix.com>; Jan Beulich
> > > <jbeulich@suse.com>; Andrew Cooper <Andrew.Cooper3@citrix.com>; Wei Liu <wl@xen.org>; George
> Dunlap
> > > <George.Dunlap@citrix.com>; Ian Jackson <Ian.Jackson@citrix.com>; Julien Grall
> <julien.grall@arm.com>;
> > > Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>; Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@kernel.org>; Tim
> > > (Xen.org) <tim@xen.org>
> > > Subject: [PATCH 7/7] ioreq: provide support for long-running operations...
> > >
> > > ...and switch vPCI to use this infrastructure for long running
> > > physmap modification operations.
> > >
> > > This allows to get rid of the vPCI specific modifications done to
> > > handle_hvm_io_completion and allows generalizing the support for
> > > long-running operations to other internal ioreq servers. Such support
> > > is implemented as a specific handler that can be registers by internal
> > > ioreq servers and that will be called to check for pending work.
> > > Returning true from this handler will prevent the vcpu from running
> > > until the handler returns false.
> >
> > Rather than having another callback can the handler not be re-called with same ioreq? It could
> return different values depending on whether there is more work to do (requiring another call) or
> whether it is done and the vcpu can be resumed. Would that work?
> 
> I guess this would work also. The issue with this approach is that I
> would have to find somewhere to store the ioreq while the operation is
> being processed, which is not required with the proposed two handler
> approach.

The ioreq already is stored in v->arch.hvm.hvm_io.io_req anyway, so can't you use that copy?

  Paul

> 
> Thanks, Roger.

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Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-21 14:58 [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/7] ioreq: add support for internal servers Roger Pau Monne
2019-08-21 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/7] ioreq: add fields to allow internal ioreq servers Roger Pau Monne
2019-08-21 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 2/7] ioreq: add internal ioreq initialization support Roger Pau Monne
2019-08-21 16:24   ` Paul Durrant
2019-08-22  7:23     ` Roger Pau Monné
2019-08-22  8:30       ` Paul Durrant
2019-08-21 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/7] ioreq: allow dispatching ioreqs to internal servers Roger Pau Monne
2019-08-21 16:29   ` Paul Durrant
2019-08-22  7:40     ` Roger Pau Monné
2019-08-22  8:33       ` Paul Durrant
2019-08-21 14:59 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 4/7] ioreq: allow registering internal ioreq server handler Roger Pau Monne
2019-08-21 16:35   ` Paul Durrant
2019-08-22  7:43     ` Roger Pau Monné
2019-08-22  8:38       ` Paul Durrant
2019-08-21 14:59 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 5/7] ioreq: allow decoding accesses to MMCFG regions Roger Pau Monne
2019-08-21 14:59 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 6/7] vpci: register as an internal ioreq server Roger Pau Monne
2019-08-21 14:59 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 7/7] ioreq: provide support for long-running operations Roger Pau Monne
2019-08-22  9:15   ` Paul Durrant
2019-08-22 12:55     ` Roger Pau Monné
2019-08-22 13:07       ` Paul Durrant [this message]

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