On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 12:40:31PM +0530, Shivaprasad G Bhat wrote:
Thanks for the comments!
On 12/28/20 2:08 PM, David Gibson wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 01:08:53PM +0100, Greg Kurz wrote:
> > The overall idea looks good but I think you should consider using
> > a thread pool to implement it. See below.
> I am not convinced, however. Specifically, attaching this to the DRC
> doesn't make sense to me. We're adding exactly one DRC related async
> hcall, and I can't really see much call for another one. We could
> have other async hcalls - indeed we already have one for HPT resizing
> - but attaching this to DRCs doesn't help for those.
The semantics of the hcall made me think, if this is going to be
re-usable for future if implemented at DRC level.
It would only be re-usable for operations that are actually connected
to DRCs. It doesn't seem to me particularly likely that we'll ever
have more asynchronous hcalls that are also associated with DRCs.
is to move the async-hcall-state/list into the NVDIMMState structure
in include/hw/mem/nvdimm.h and handle it with machine->nvdimms_state
at a global level.
I'm ok with either of two options:
A) Implement this ad-hoc for this specific case, making whatever
simplifications you can based on this specific case.
B) Implement a general mechanism for async hcalls that is *not* tied
to DRCs. Then use that for the existing H_RESIZE_HPT_PREPARE call as
well as this new one.
Hope you are okay with using the pool based approach that Greg
Honestly a thread pool seems like it might be overkill for this
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