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SubjectRe: [RFC v2] virtio: support packed ring
On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 10:11:58AM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> On 2018年04月13日 15:15, Tiwei Bie wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 12:30:24PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> > > On 2018年04月01日 22:12, Tiwei Bie wrote:
[...]
> > > > +static int detach_buf_packed(struct vring_virtqueue *vq, unsigned int head,
> > > > + void **ctx)
> > > > +{
> > > > + struct vring_packed_desc *desc;
> > > > + unsigned int i, j;
> > > > +
> > > > + /* Clear data ptr. */
> > > > + vq->desc_state[head].data = NULL;
> > > > +
> > > > + i = head;
> > > > +
> > > > + for (j = 0; j < vq->desc_state[head].num; j++) {
> > > > + desc = &vq->vring_packed.desc[i];
> > > > + vring_unmap_one_packed(vq, desc);
> > > > + desc->flags = 0x0;
> > > Looks like this is unnecessary.
> > It's safer to zero it. If we don't zero it, after we
> > call virtqueue_detach_unused_buf_packed() which calls
> > this function, the desc is still available to the
> > device.
>
> Well detach_unused_buf_packed() should be called after device is stopped,
> otherwise even if you try to clear, there will still be a window that device
> may use it.

This is not about whether the device has been stopped or
not. We don't have other places to re-initialize the ring
descriptors and wrap_counter. So they need to be set to
the correct values when doing detach_unused_buf.

Best regards,
Tiwei Bie

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