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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCHv1 net] xen-netback: use skb to determine number of required guest Rx requests

On 14/01/16 21:54, David Miller wrote:
> From: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:18:30 +0000
>> -    needed = xenvif_rx_ring_slots_needed(queue->vif);
>> +    skb = skb_peek(&queue->rx_queue);
>> +    if (!skb)
>> +            return false;
>> +
>> +    needed = DIV_ROUND_UP(skb->len, XEN_PAGE_SIZE);
>> +    if (skb_is_gso(skb))
>> +            needed++;
> If I am not mistaken, we moved away from this kind of test exactly because
> it is inaccurate and may under-estimate the needs.
> It is possible for an N byte SKB to require N segments.  Therefore, the:
>       DIV_ROUND_UP(skb->len, XEN_PAGE_SIZE);
> calculation doesn't cut it.

After 1650d5455bd2dc6b5ee134bd6fc1a3236c266b5b (xen-netback: always
fully coalesce guest Rx packets) we always fully pack a packet into its
guest Rx slots.  Each slot has space for XEN_PAGE_SIZE bytes so this
calculation for the number of slots is correct.

Shall I resend with a more description changelog?


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