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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 01/10] KVM: arm/arm64: vgic-its: fix return value for restore
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Hi Andre,

On 06/10/2017 16:37, Andre Przywara wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 27/09/17 14:28, Eric Auger wrote:
>> From: wanghaibin <wanghaibin.wang@huawei.com>
>>
>> This patch fix the migrate restore tables failure.
>>
>> The same scene, at the destination, the restore tables
>> interface traversal guest memory, and check the dte/ite
>> is valid or not. If all dtes/ites are invalid, we will do
>> try next one, and the last it will take the 1 return value,
>> but currently, it be treated as error. That's not correct.
>>
>> This patch try to fix this problem.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: wanghaibin <wanghaibin.wang@huawei.com>
>
> Looks right to me. But I wonder if we actually should go over the file
> and unify the return value semantics or at least document them.
> It's a bit puzzling to have functions which return negative errors and 0
> *or 1* on success, and then functions which go with the traditional C
> convention. That would help explaining the second hunk.
>
> Also this return value handling is a bit weird in cases, like in
> handle_l1_dte():
>
> if (ret <= 0)
> return ret;
> return 1;
>
> which looks like a glorified "return ret;" in that case to me.
Yes that's sadly true.

Yep this error handling is a mess I must confess. I will try to better
document and unify as much as possible.

Thanks a lot for your review.

Eric
>
> But actually this is just nitpicking and the actual patch seems correct.
>
> Cheers,
> Andre.
>
>> ---
>>
>> need to CC stable
>>
>> v1 -> v2:
>> - if (ret > 0) ret = 0
>> ---
>> virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-its.c | 4 ++--
>> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-its.c b/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-its.c
>> index f51c1e1..fbbc97b 100644
>> --- a/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-its.c
>> +++ b/virt/kvm/arm/vgic/vgic-its.c
>> @@ -2018,7 +2018,7 @@ static int vgic_its_restore_dte(struct vgic_its *its, u32 id,
>> return PTR_ERR(dev);
>>
>> ret = vgic_its_restore_itt(its, dev);
>> - if (ret) {
>> + if (ret < 0) {
>> vgic_its_free_device(its->dev->kvm, dev);
>> return ret;
>> }
>> @@ -2141,7 +2141,7 @@ static int vgic_its_restore_device_tables(struct vgic_its *its)
>> }
>>
>> if (ret > 0)
>> - ret = -EINVAL;
>> + ret = 0;
>>
>> return ret;
>> }
>>

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