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SubjectRe: [net-next rfc v7 3/3] virtio-net: change the number of queues through ethtool
On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 06:16:00PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> This patch implement the {set|get}_channels method of ethool to allow user to
> change the number of queues dymaically when the device is running. This would
> let the user to configure it on demand.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>
> ---
> drivers/net/virtio_net.c | 41 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/virtio_net.c b/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
> index bcaa6e5..f08ec2a 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
> @@ -1578,10 +1578,51 @@ static struct virtio_driver virtio_net_driver = {
> #endif
> };
>
> +/* TODO: Eliminate OOO packets during switching */
> +static int virtnet_set_channels(struct net_device *dev,
> + struct ethtool_channels *channels)
> +{
> + struct virtnet_info *vi = netdev_priv(dev);
> + u16 queue_pairs = channels->combined_count;
> +
> + /* We don't support separate rx/tx channels.
> + * We don't allow setting 'other' channels.
> + */
> + if (channels->rx_count || channels->tx_count || channels->other_count)
> + return -EINVAL;
> +
> + /* Only two modes were support currently */
> + if (queue_pairs != vi->max_queue_pairs && queue_pairs != 1)
> + return -EINVAL;
> +

Why the limitation?
Also how does userspace discover what the legal values are?

> + vi->curr_queue_pairs = queue_pairs;
> + BUG_ON(virtnet_set_queues(vi));
> +
> + netif_set_real_num_tx_queues(dev, vi->curr_queue_pairs);
> + netif_set_real_num_rx_queues(dev, vi->curr_queue_pairs);
> +
> + return 0;
> +}
> +
> +static void virtnet_get_channels(struct net_device *dev,
> + struct ethtool_channels *channels)
> +{
> + struct virtnet_info *vi = netdev_priv(dev);
> +
> + channels->combined_count = vi->curr_queue_pairs;
> + channels->max_combined = vi->max_queue_pairs;
> + channels->max_other = 0;
> + channels->rx_count = 0;
> + channels->tx_count = 0;
> + channels->other_count = 0;
> +}
> +
> static const struct ethtool_ops virtnet_ethtool_ops = {
> .get_drvinfo = virtnet_get_drvinfo,
> .get_link = ethtool_op_get_link,
> .get_ringparam = virtnet_get_ringparam,
> + .set_channels = virtnet_set_channels,
> + .get_channels = virtnet_get_channels,
> };
>
> static int __init init(void)
> --
> 1.7.1


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