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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] virtio_balloon: leak_balloon(): only tell host if we got pages deflated
On Thu, 6 Jun 2013 11:13:58 -0300
Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 05, 2013 at 09:18:37PM -0400, Luiz Capitulino wrote:
> > The balloon_page_dequeue() function can return NULL. If it does for
> > the first page being freed, then leak_balloon() will create a
> > scatter list with len=0. Which in turn seems to generate an invalid
> > virtio request.
> >
> > I didn't get this in practice, I found it by code review. On the other
> > hand, such an invalid virtio request will cause errors in QEMU and
> > fill_balloon() also performs the same check implemented by this commit.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Luiz Capitulino <lcapitulino@redhat.com>
> > Acked-by: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com>
> > ---
> >
> > o v2
> >
> > - Improve changelog
> >
> > drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c | 3 ++-
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c b/drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c
> > index bd3ae32..71af7b5 100644
> > --- a/drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c
> > +++ b/drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.c
> > @@ -191,7 +191,8 @@ static void leak_balloon(struct virtio_balloon *vb, size_t num)
> > * virtio_has_feature(vdev, VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_MUST_TELL_HOST);
> > * is true, we *have* to do it in this order
> > */
> > - tell_host(vb, vb->deflate_vq);
>
> Luiz, sorry for not being clearer before. I was referring to add a commentary on
> code, to explain in short words why we should not get rid of this check point.

Oh.

> > + if (vb->num_pfns != 0)
> > + tell_host(vb, vb->deflate_vq);
> > mutex_unlock(&vb->balloon_lock);
>
> If the comment is regarded as unnecessary, then just ignore my suggestion. I'm
> OK with your patch. :)

IMHO, the code is clear enough.


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