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SubjectRe: [virtio-dev] Re: [PATCH v17 6/6] virtio-balloon: VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_FREE_PAGE_VQ
On 11/17/2017 07:35 PM, Wei Wang wrote:
> On 11/16/2017 09:27 PM, Wei Wang wrote:
>> On 11/16/2017 04:32 AM, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
>>> On Fri, Nov 03, 2017 at 04:13:06PM +0800, Wei Wang wrote:
>>>> Negotiation of the VIRTIO_BALLOON_F_FREE_PAGE_VQ feature indicates the
>>>> support of reporting hints of guest free pages to the host via
>>>> virtio-balloon. The host requests the guest to report the free
>>>> pages by
>>>> sending commands via the virtio-balloon configuration registers.
>>>>
>>>> When the guest starts to report, the first element added to the
>>>> free page
>>>> vq is a sequence id of the start reporting command. The id is given by
>>>> the host, and it indicates whether the following free pages correspond
>>>> to the command. For example, the host may stop the report and start
>>>> again
>>>> with a new command id. The obsolete pages for the previous start
>>>> command
>>>> can be detected by the id dismatching on the host. The id is added
>>>> to the
>>>> vq using an output buffer, and the free pages are added to the vq
>>>> using
>>>> input buffer.
>>>>
>>>> Here are some explainations about the added configuration registers:
>>>> - host2guest_cmd: a register used by the host to send commands to the
>>>> guest.
>>>> - guest2host_cmd: written by the guest to ACK to the host about the
>>>> commands that have been received. The host will clear the
>>>> corresponding
>>>> bits on the host2guest_cmd register. The guest also uses this register
>>>> to send commands to the host (e.g. when finish free page reporting).
>>>> - free_page_cmd_id: the sequence id of the free page report command
>>>> given by the host.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Wei Wang <wei.w.wang@intel.com>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Liang Li <liang.z.li@intel.com>
>>>> Cc: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
>>>> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
>>>> ---
>>>>
>>>> +
>>>> +static void report_free_page(struct work_struct *work)
>>>> +{
>>>> + struct virtio_balloon *vb;
>>>> +
>>>> + vb = container_of(work, struct virtio_balloon,
>>>> report_free_page_work);
>>>> + report_free_page_cmd_id(vb);
>>>> + walk_free_mem_block(vb, 0, &virtio_balloon_send_free_pages);
>>>> + /*
>>>> + * The last few free page blocks that were added may not reach
>>>> the
>>>> + * batch size, but need a kick to notify the device to handle
>>>> them.
>>>> + */
>>>> + virtqueue_kick(vb->free_page_vq);
>>>> + report_free_page_end(vb);
>>>> +}
>>>> +
>>> I think there's an issue here: if pages are poisoned and hypervisor
>>> subsequently drops them, testing them after allocation will
>>> trigger a false positive.
>>>
>>> The specific configuration:
>>>
>>> PAGE_POISONING on
>>> PAGE_POISONING_NO_SANITY off
>>> PAGE_POISONING_ZERO off
>>>
>>>
>>> Solutions:
>>> 1. disable the feature in that configuration
>>> suggested as an initial step
>>
>> Thanks for the finding.
>> Similar to this option: I'm thinking could we make
>> walk_free_mem_block() simply return if that option is on?
>> That is, at the beginning of the function:
>> if (!page_poisoning_enabled())
>> return;
>>
>
>
> Thought about it more, I think it would be better to put this logic to
> virtio_balloon:
>
> send_free_page_cmd_id(vb, &vb->start_cmd_id);
> if (page_poisoning_enabled() &&
> !IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_PAGE_POISONING_NO_SANITY))
> walk_free_mem_block(vb, 0,
> &virtio_balloon_send_free_pages);

logic should be inverse:
if (!(page_poisoning_enabled() &&
!IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_PAGE_POISONING_NO_SANITY)))

Best,
Wei

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