On Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:53:28 +0200
Paolo Bonzini <pbonz...@redhat.com> 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, and detects some configuration
> errors better.
> I've tested it with virtio-blk, virtio-scsi and vhost-net.
Do you have a branch somewhere?
> Patch 1 is a bugfix that I found while testing the TCG+dataplane combo.
> Patches 2 and 3 are simplifications that are too nice to leave
> them for later in the series.
> Patch 4 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 5 to 7 do exactly that, and then the spring cleaning
> begins, lasting for the whole second half of the series.
I'll continue to look at the patches from 4 on tomorrow.