Re: [PATCH V5 2/6 net-next] netdevice.h: Add zero-copy flag innetdevice

From: Michael S. Tsirkin
Date: Mon May 16 2011 - 17:15:03 EST

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 08:47:33PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 12:38 -0700, Shirley Ma wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 20:35 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > > Sorry, bit 31 is taken. You get the job of turning features into a
> > > wider bitmap.
> >
> > :) will do it.
> Bear in mind that feature masks are manipulated in many different
> places. This is not a simple task.
> See previous discussion at:
> and especially:
> Ben.

IIUC, what is suggested above is something like:

typedef struct net_features {
} net_features_t;

and then

void netdev_set_feature(net_features_t *net_features, int feature);
void netdev_clear_feature(net_features_t *net_features, int feature);
bool netdev_test_feature(net_features_t *net_features, int feature);

I think this might be the easiest way as compiler will catch any direct uses.
It can then be split up nicely.

It looks a bit different from what Dave suggested but I think it's
close enough?

we could also have wrappers that set/clear/test many features to replace
uses of A|B|C that are pretty common.

static inline void netdev_set_features(net_features_t *net_features, int nfeatures, int *features)
int i;
for (i = 0; i < nfeatures; ++i)
netdev_set_feature(net_features, features[i]);
void netdev_clear_features(net_features_t *net_features, int nfeatures, int *features)
int i;
for (i = 0; i < nfeatures; ++i)
netdev_clear_feature(net_features, features[i]);
bool netdev_test_features(net_features_t *net_features, int nfeatures, int *features)
int i;
for (i = 0; i < nfeatures; ++i)
if (netdev_test_feature(net_features, features[i]))
return true;
return false;

and possibly macros that get arrays of constants:

#define NETDEV_SET_FEATURES(net_features, feature_array) do { \
int __NETDEV_SET_FEATURES_F[] = feature_array;
netdev_set_feature((net_features), \
} while (0)


> --
> Ben Hutchings, Senior Software Engineer, Solarflare
> Not speaking for my employer; that's the marketing department's job.
> They asked us to note that Solarflare product names are trademarked.
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