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From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Long Li <longli@microsoft.com>
Cc: vkuznets <vkuznets@redhat.com>,
	Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@acm.org>,
	"longli@linuxonhyperv.com" <longli@linuxonhyperv.com>,
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	"linux-hyperv@vger.kernel.org" <linux-hyperv@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	KY Srinivasan <kys@microsoft.com>,
	Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@microsoft.com>,
	Stephen Hemminger <sthemmin@microsoft.com>,
	Wei Liu <wei.liu@kernel.org>, Dexuan Cui <decui@microsoft.com>,
	Bjorn Andersson <bjorn.andersson@linaro.org>,
	Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>,
	"Williams, Dan J" <dan.j.williams@intel.com>,
	Maximilian Luz <luzmaximilian@gmail.com>,
	Mike Rapoport <rppt@kernel.org>,
	Ben Widawsky <ben.widawsky@intel.com>,
	Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@kernel.org>,
	Andra Paraschiv <andraprs@amazon.com>,
	Siddharth Gupta <sidgup@codeaurora.org>,
	Hannes Reinecke <hare@suse.de>
Subject: Re: [Patch v5 0/3] Introduce a driver to support host accelerated access to Microsoft Azure Blob for Azure VM
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 19:58:38 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YWR7TuGNaMJLXdVr@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <BY5PR21MB150612332F31358E4031A080CEB59@BY5PR21MB1506.namprd21.prod.outlook.com>

On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 05:46:48PM +0000, Long Li wrote:
> > Subject: Re: [Patch v5 0/3] Introduce a driver to support host accelerated access
> > to Microsoft Azure Blob for Azure VM
> > 
> > Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> writes:
> > 
> > ...
> > >
> > > Not to mention the whole crazy idea of "let's implement our REST api
> > > that used to go over a network connection over an ioctl instead!"
> > > That's the main problem that you need to push back on here.
> > >
> > > What is forcing you to put all of this into the kernel in the first
> > > place?  What's wrong with the userspace network connection/protocol
> > > that you have today?
> > >
> > > Does this mean that we now have to implement all REST apis that people
> > > dream up as ioctl interfaces over a hyperv transport?  That would be
> > > insane.
> > 
> > As far as I understand, the purpose of the driver is to replace a "slow"
> > network connection to API endpoint with a "fast" transport over Vmbus. So
> > what if instead of implementing this new driver we just use Hyper-V Vsock and
> > move API endpoint to the host?
> 
> Hi Vitaly,
> 
> We looked at Hyper-V Vsock when designing this driver. The problem is that the Hyper-V device model of Vsock can't support the data throughput and scale needed for Blobs. Vsock is mostly used for management tasks.
> 
> The usage of Blob in Azure justifies an dedicated VMBUS channel (and sub-channels) for a new VSP/VSC driver.

Why not just fix the vsock code to handle data better?  That way all
users of it would benefit.

thanks,

greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-11 17:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-05  7:00 longli
2021-08-05  7:00 ` [Patch v5 1/3] Drivers: hv: vmbus: add support to ignore certain PCIE devices longli
2021-08-05  7:00 ` [Patch v5 2/3] Drivers: hv: add Azure Blob driver longli
2021-08-05  7:11   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-08-05 18:07     ` Long Li
2021-08-05 18:16       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-08-05 17:06   ` Bart Van Assche
2021-08-05 18:10     ` Long Li
2021-08-05 18:17     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-09-07 21:42   ` Michael Kelley
2021-08-05  7:00 ` [Patch v5 3/3] Drivers: hv: Add to maintainer for Hyper-V/Azure drivers longli
2021-08-05  7:08 ` [Patch v5 0/3] Introduce a driver to support host accelerated access to Microsoft Azure Blob for Azure VM Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-08-05 18:27   ` Long Li
2021-08-05 18:33     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-08-05 17:09 ` Bart Van Assche
2021-08-05 18:24   ` Long Li
2021-08-05 18:34     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-08-07 18:29       ` Long Li
2021-08-08  5:14         ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-08-10  3:01           ` Long Li
2021-09-22 23:55             ` Long Li
2021-09-30 22:25               ` Long Li
2021-10-01  7:36                 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-10-07 18:15                   ` Long Li
2021-10-08  5:54                     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-10-08 11:11                       ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2021-10-08 11:19                         ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-10-08 13:28                           ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2021-10-11 17:57                             ` Long Li
2021-10-13  0:58                               ` Long Li
2021-10-13  7:03                                 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-10-11 17:55                           ` Long Li
2021-10-11 17:46                         ` Long Li
2021-10-11 17:58                           ` Greg Kroah-Hartman [this message]
2021-10-11 19:38                             ` Long Li

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