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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 02/10] KVM: arm/arm64: vgic-its: Always allow clearing GITS_CREADR/CWRITER
On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 10:53:01AM +0200, Auger Eric wrote:
> Hi Christoffer,
>
> On 13/10/2017 19:54, Christoffer Dall wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 01:54:34PM +0200, Auger Eric wrote:
> >> Hi Christoffer,
> >> On 13/10/2017 13:44, Christoffer Dall wrote:
> >>> On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 05:29:02PM +0200, Auger Eric wrote:
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>> On 06/10/2017 16:37, Andre Przywara wrote:
> >>>>> Hi,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On 27/09/17 14:28, Eric Auger wrote:
> >>>>>> If the GITS_CBASER Size field is 0, which can correspond to a
> >>>>>> reset value, the userspace fails to set the GITS_CREADR/CWRITER
> >>>>>> offsets to 0. This failure is not justified.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Let's allow this setting which can also correspond to a reset value.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> But the GITS_CBASER size field has a +1 encoding, so can never be 0, if
> >>>>> I understand the manual (and ITS_CMD_BUFFER_SIZE) correctly.
> >>>> Oh OK, you're. I missed that. I would have sworn I've seen that failure
> >>>> but I must have misinterpreted it.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> What is CWRITER is written to a brand new ITS before the CBASER is
> >>> written?
> >>>
> >>> I don't see us initializing the cbaser field anywhere?
> >> in vgic_its_create() its is allocated with kzalloc so its->cbaser is
> >> initialized at this moment.
> >>
> >
> > Right, so it can be 0, and we still need your patch, contrary to Andre's
> > comment. Am I missing something?
>
> No Andre is right, cbaser = 0 but ITS_CMD_BUFFER_SIZE(its->cbaser)
> returns 4kB.
>
> #define ITS_CMD_BUFFER_SIZE(baser) ((((baser) & 0xff) + 1) << 12)
>
> So the check doesn't fail.
>
Duh, I didn't check the macro and thought it just applied a mask and
shift.

Thanks,
-Christoffer

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