Hi,
as Jason suggested some months ago, I looked better at the virtio-net driver to
understand if we can reuse some parts also in the virtio-vsock driver, since we
have similar challenges (mergeable buffers, page allocation, small
packets, etc.).

Initially, I would add the skbuff in the virtio-vsock in order to re-use
receive_*() functions.
Then I would move receive_[small, big, mergeable]() and
add_recvbuf_[small, big, mergeable]() outside of virtio-net driver, in order to
call them also from virtio-vsock. I need to do some refactoring (e.g. leave the
XDP part on the virtio-net driver), but I think it is feasible.

The idea is to create a virtio-skb.[h,c] where put these functions and a new
object where stores some attributes needed (e.g. hdr_len ) and status (e.g.
some fields of struct receive_queue). This is an idea of virtio-skb.h that
I have in mind:
    struct virtskb;

    struct sk_buff *virtskb_receive_small(struct virtskb *vs, ...);
    struct sk_buff *virtskb_receive_big(struct virtskb *vs, ...);
    struct sk_buff *virtskb_receive_mergeable(struct virtskb *vs, ...);

    int virtskb_add_recvbuf_small(struct virtskb*vs, ...);
    int virtskb_add_recvbuf_big(struct virtskb *vs, ...);
    int virtskb_add_recvbuf_mergeable(struct virtskb *vs, ...);

For the Guest->Host path it should be easier, so maybe I can add a
"virtskb_send(struct virtskb *vs, struct sk_buff *skb)" with a part of the code
of xmit_skb().

Let me know if you have in mind better names or if I should put these function
in another place.

I would like to leave the control part completely separate, so, for example,
the two drivers will negotiate the features independently and they will call
the right virtskb_receive_*() function based on the negotiation.

I already started to work on it, but before to do more steps and send an RFC
patch, I would like to hear your opinion.
Do you think that makes sense?
Do you see any issue or a better solution?

Thanks in advance,
Stefano
_______________________________________________
Virtualization mailing list
Virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/mailman/listinfo/virtualization

Reply via email to