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Re: [Xen-devel] xen-netback: make feature-rx-notify mandatory -- Breaks stubdoms

On 10/12/14 13:42, John wrote:
> David,
> This patch you put into 3.18.0 appears to break the latest version of
> stubdomains. I found this out today when I tried to update a machine to
> 3.18.0 and all of the domUs crashed on start with the dmesg output like
> this:

Cc'ing the lists and relevant netback maintainers.

I guess the stubdoms are using minios's netfront?  This is something I
forgot about when deciding if it was ok to make this feature mandatory.

The patch cannot be reverted as it's a prerequisite for a critical
(security) bug fix.  I am also unconvinced that the no-feature-rx-notify
support worked correctly anyway.

This can be resolved by:

- Fixing minios's netfront to support feature-rx-notify. This should be
easy but wouldn't help existing Xen deployments.


- Reimplement feature-rx-notify support.  I think the easiest way is to
queue packets on the guest Rx internal queue with a short expiry time.

> [   83.045785] device vif2.0 entered promiscuous mode
> [   83.059220] vif vif-2-0: 22 feature-rx-notify is mandatory
> [   83.060763] vif vif-2-0: 1 mapping in shared page 2047 from domain 2
> [   83.060861] vif vif-2-0: 1 mapping shared-frames 2047/2046 port tx 4
> rx 4
> This is on the very latest patched version of 4.4.


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