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authorJason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>2012-04-11 20:43:52 +0000
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2012-04-15 03:23:31 -0400
commit586d17c5a01bf1ae4e215adc6c48457eee5482bc (patch)
tree20738485061d7965712bc711035883501d02bcc5 /net/ipv4/route.c
parentisdn/hysdn: Convert to kstrtoul_from_user (diff)
virtio-net: send gratuitous packets when needed
As hypervior does not have the knowledge of guest network configuration, it's better to ask guest to send gratuitous packets when needed. This patch implements VIRTIO_NET_F_GUEST_ANNOUNCE feature: hypervisor would notice the guest when it thinks it's time for guest to announce the link presnece. Guest tests VIRTIO_NET_S_ANNOUNCE bit during config change interrupt and woule send gratuitous packets through netif_notify_peers() and ack the notification through ctrl vq. We need to make sure the atomicy of read and ack in guest otherwise we may ack more times than being notified. This is done through handling the whole config change interrupt in an non-reentrant workqueue. Signed-off-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com> Acked-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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