On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 03:27:46PM -0800, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> > I definitelly vote for a separate common shared code for both netvsc and
> > virtio_net - even if you use 2 and 3 netdev model, you could share the
> > common code. Strict checks and limitation should be in place.
> Noted. But as I also mentioned there isn't that much "common" code
> between the two models. I think if anything we could probably look at
> peeling out a few bits such as "get_<iface>_bymac" which really would
> become dev_get_by_mac_and_ops in order to find the device for the
> notifiers. I probably wouldn't even put that in our driver and would
> instead put it in the core code since it almost makes more sense
> there. Beyond that sharing becomes much more challenging due to the
> differences in the Rx and Tx paths that build out of the difference
> between the 2 driver and 3 driver models.
At this point it might be worth it to articulate the advantages
of the 3 netdev model.
If they are compelling, why wouldn't netvsc users want them?
Alex, I think you were one of the strongest proponents of this model,
you should be well placed to provide a summary.