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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] openvswitch: Orphan frags before sending to userspace via Netlink to avoid guest stall

On 03/07/2014 06:28 PM, Pravin Shelar wrote:
Problem is mapping SKBTX_DEV_ZEROCOPY pages to userspace. skb_zerocopy
is not doing that.

Unless I missing something, Current netlink code can not handle
skb-frags with zero copy. So we have to copy skb anyways and no need
to orphan-frags here.
If you are planning on handling skb-frags without copying then
skb_orphan_frags should be done in netlink.

If you look at the second part of skb_zerocopy() this is exactly what
it is doing unless the target skb has sufficient linear space
preallocated. At least unless mmap is enabled in which case we would
have to copy again until we have implemented a way to pass page refs
via the nl ring buffer.

So I think Zoltan is correct in orphaning frags that come from f.e.
a tun device via zerocopy_sg_from_iovec().

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