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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 2/7] xen-gntdev: Change page limit to be global i

To: Daniel De Graaf <dgdegra@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 2/7] xen-gntdev: Change page limit to be global instead of per-open
From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 12:51:46 -0500
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On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 07:45:34AM -0500, Daniel De Graaf wrote:
> On 01/10/2011 04:52 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> >>  static long gntdev_ioctl(struct file *flip,
> >>                     unsigned int cmd, unsigned long arg)
> >>  {
> >> @@ -555,9 +538,6 @@ static long gntdev_ioctl(struct file *flip,
> >>            return gntdev_ioctl_get_offset_for_vaddr(priv, ptr);
> >>  
> >> -          return gntdev_ioctl_set_max_grants(priv, ptr);
> > 
> > Would it make sense to return -EPNOTSUPPORTED? Or does it not really
> > matter as nobody has been using this ioctl call?
> Does this produce a clearer error message than the default -ENOIOCTLCMD?
> It's possible that some people use it, since it was exposed as an API.

Looking at the Xen tools the user of this is:
xc_gnttab_set_max_grants which would end up returning whatever the
error is. I don't see any users of this in the Xen tools, thought there might
be some in the XCP code. Lets stay with your ENOIOCTLCMD.

However, I was wondering if you are going to submit a patch to the Xen
tool stack so that it can utlize the SysFS interface to set the limits
for that API call?

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