[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/4] net/failsafe: replace local sub-device with shared data

Thomas Monjalon thomas at monjalon.net
Tue Mar 5 18:58:04 CET 2019


05/03/2019 18:38, Gaëtan Rivet:
> >  fs_dev_remove(struct sub_device *sdev)
> > -		rte_eth_dev_close(PORT_ID(sdev));
> > +		rte_eth_dev_close(edev->data->port_id);
> Ok I see. I missed that during the first reading, the private_data is
> zeroed on dev_close(), so ETH(sdev) becomes invalid here.

I don't follow you. What do you mean with this comment?

> What happens when a primary process closes a device before a secondary?
> Is the secondary unable to stop / close its own then? Isn't there some
> missing uninit?

Is the secondary process supposed to do any closing?
The device management should be done only by the primary process.

Note: anyway all this hotplug related code should be dropped
from failsafe to be replaced by EAL hotplug management.

> This seems dangerous to me. Why not instead allocating a per-process
> slab of memory that would hold the relevant references and outlive the
> shared data (a per-process rte_eth_dev private data...).

Which data do you think should be allocated per process?

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