On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 11:59:00AM -0500, Jason Baron wrote:
> On 03/02/2018 02:14 AM, Jason Wang wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > On 2018年03月02日 11:46, Jason Baron wrote:
> >> Although linkspeed and duplex can be set in a linux guest via 'ethtool
> >> -s',
> >> this requires custom ethtool commands for virtio-net by default.
> >>
> >> Introduce a new feature flag, VIRTIO_NET_F_SPEED_DUPLEX, which allows
> >> the hypervisor to export a linkspeed and duplex setting. The user can
> >> subsequently overwrite it later if desired via: 'ethtool -s'.
> >>
> >> Linkspeed and duplex settings can be set as:
> >> '-device virtio-net,speed=10000,duplex=full'
> > 
> > I was thinking whether or not it's better to decide the duplex by the
> > type of backends.
> > 
> > E.g userspace and vhost-kernel implement a in fact half duplex. But dpdk
> > implement a full duplex.
> 
> Interesting - could this be derived only from the backend 'type'. IE:
> NET_CLIENT_DRIVER_TAP, NET_CLIENT_DRIVER_VHOST_USER...
> 
> 
> I was also thinking this could be specified as 'duplex=backend', in
> addition to the proposed 'duplex=full' or 'duplex=half'?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> -Jason

I'd say it would make more sense to teach backends to obey what's
specified by the user. E.g. if vhost gets a duplex config,
create two threads.

But I think all that's for future, we can just fake it for
now - the current uses don't seem to particularly care about whether
virtio actually is or isn't a duplex.



> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> >>
> >> where speed is [0...INT_MAX], and duplex is ["half"|"full"].
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Jason Baron<jba...@akamai.com>
> >> Cc: "Michael S. Tsirkin"<m...@redhat.com>
> >> Cc: Jason Wang<jasow...@redhat.com>
> >> Cc:virtio-...@lists.oasis-open.org
> >> ---
> > 

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