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[RFC v4 0/5] virtio: support packed ring

Hello everyone,

This RFC implements packed ring support in virtio driver.

Some simple functional tests have been done with Jason's
packed ring implementation in vhost:


Both of ping and netperf worked as expected (with EVENT_IDX

- Refinements (for code and commit log);
- More tests;
- Bug fixes;

RFC v3 -> RFC v4:
- Make ID allocation support out-of-order (Jason);
- Various fixes for EVENT_IDX support;

RFC v2 -> RFC v3:
- Split into small patches (Jason);
- Add helper virtqueue_use_indirect() (Jason);
- Just set id for the last descriptor of a list (Jason);
- Calculate the prev in virtqueue_add_packed() (Jason);
- Fix/improve desc suppression code (Jason/MST);
- Refine the code layout for XXX_split/packed and wrappers (MST);
- Fix the comments and API in uapi (MST);
- Remove the BUG_ON() for indirect (Jason);
- Some other refinements and bug fixes;

RFC v1 -> RFC v2:
- Add indirect descriptor support - compile test only;
- Add event suppression supprt - compile test only;
- Move vring_packed_init() out of uapi (Jason, MST);
- Merge two loops into one in virtqueue_add_packed() (Jason);
- Split vring_unmap_one() for packed ring and split ring (Jason);
- Avoid using '%' operator (Jason);
- Rename free_head -> next_avail_idx (Jason);
- Add comments for virtio_wmb() in virtqueue_add_packed() (Jason);
- Some other refinements and bug fixes;


Tiwei Bie (5):
  virtio: add packed ring definitions
  virtio_ring: support creating packed ring
  virtio_ring: add packed ring support
  virtio_ring: add event idx support in packed ring
  virtio_ring: enable packed ring

 drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c       | 1338 ++++++++++++++++++++++------
 include/linux/virtio_ring.h        |    8 +-
 include/uapi/linux/virtio_config.h |   12 +-
 include/uapi/linux/virtio_ring.h   |   36 +
 4 files changed, 1116 insertions(+), 278 deletions(-)