Re: [RFC PATCH] virtio_console: link vq to port with a private pointerin struct virtqueue

From: Paolo Bonzini
Date: Tue May 08 2012 - 02:43:10 EST

Il 08/05/2012 04:11, Rusty Russell ha scritto:
>> > For virtio-scsi multiqueue support I would like to have an easy and
>> > fast way to go from a virtqueue to the internal struct for that
>> > queue.
>> >
>> > It turns out that virtio-serial has the same need, but it gets
>> > by with a simple list walk.
>> >
>> > This patch adds a pointer to struct virtqueue that is reserved for
>> > the virtio device, and uses it in virtio-serial.
> I ike the concept, but share Michael's concern with naming confusion.
> How bad would be it to get rid of the current ->priv and use
> container_of() instead? ie. have virtio_pci, virtio_mmio, lguest_bus
> and s390's kvm_virtio embed the struct virtqueue?

How bad is not the question, it would actually be pretty good... the
question is more how hard! :)

lguest and s390 are a bit different from the others because ->priv
points into a memory-mapped descriptor provided by the host; PCI and
MMIO have lots of similarities.

Looks doable...

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