On 09/21/2016 03:18 PM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> This series started as an attempt to always use the dataplane path
> for virtio-blk and virtio-scsi when ioeventfd is active.  The aim
> was three-fold:
> 
> 1) to add more coverage for dataplane
> 
> 2) to remove virtio_add_queue_aio
> 
> 3) to simplify the dataplane start/stop code
> 
> It achieves the first two objectives, and while it doesn't quite
> achieve the third it does cleanup the generic ioeventfd code in
> virtio-bus more than I expected.  In particular, it reduces the set
> of callbacks that transports must implement, and it removes the ugly
> case where ioeventfd is started with generic callbacks and then moved
> to the dataplane callbacks.  It also enables some simplification of the
> functions that deal with host notifiers.
> 
> I've tested it with virtio-blk, virtio-scsi and vhost-net.
> 
> Patches 1 and 2 are simplifications that are too nice to leave
> them for later in the series.
> 
> Patch 3 moves some of the ioeventfd code from virtio-bus.c to
> virtio.c.  At this point the transition is a bit half-assed, but
> this changes as soon as we remove the generic->dataplane
> handler transition.
> 
> Patches 4 to 6 do exactly that, and then the spring cleaning
> begins, lasting for the whole second half of the series.
> 
> Opinions, reviews and bug reports?

is there a branch?


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