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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC PATCH V4 12/13] netfront: multi page ring support.

> > 
> > I guess this is you tuning with page order? And here is not the only one
> > place you changed?
> > 
> > As a matter of fact, in the previous patch 8 I encode hard limit 2 on
> > the ring page order, your change here will stop FE / BE from connecting.
> > 
> > I think I will also need to change this to something like
> > 
> > 
> > to remind people to modify that value. 
> > 
> To be more precise on this, tangling with RING_PAGE_ORDER will not
> affect FE, because the mapping is done in BE. However if you make
> RING_PAGE_ORDER larger than BE limit, it will fail.
> So the above #define is actually asking people playing with FE to check
> BE limit. :-(

Say that in two years we decide that the ring order in the FE should be 256,
and we also change that in the backend. Some customers might still be running
with the old backends which advertise only 4.

Or vice-versa. The users run a brand new BE which advertises 256 and the user
is running a frontend that can only do 4. It (frontend) should be able to safely
negotiate the proper minimum value.

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