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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 17/22] s390: vfio-ap: zeroize the AP queues.
On Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:49:08 +0200
Pierre Morel <pmorel@linux.ibm.com> wrote:

> On 10/08/2018 11:14, Cornelia Huck wrote:
> > On Wed, 8 Aug 2018 10:44:27 -0400
> > Tony Krowiak <akrowiak@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> >
> >> From: Tony Krowiak <akrowiak@linux.ibm.com>
> >>
> >> Let's call PAPQ(ZAPQ) to zeroize a queue:
> >>
> >> * For each queue configured for a mediated matrix device
> >> when it is released.
> >>
> >> Zeroizing a queue resets the queue, clears all pending
> >> messages for the queue entries and disables adapter interruptions
> >> associated with the queue.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Tony Krowiak <akrowiak@linux.ibm.com>
> >> Reviewed-by: Halil Pasic <pasic@linux.ibm.com>
> >> Tested-by: Michael Mueller <mimu@linux.ibm.com>
> >> Tested-by: Farhan Ali <alifm@linux.ibm.com>
> >> Signed-off-by: Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>
> >> ---
> >> drivers/s390/crypto/vfio_ap_ops.c | 29 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> >> drivers/s390/crypto/vfio_ap_private.h | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >> 2 files changed, 53 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> >>
> >> @@ -788,7 +812,10 @@ static void vfio_ap_mdev_release(struct mdev_device *mdev)
> >> {
> >> struct ap_matrix_mdev *matrix_mdev = mdev_get_drvdata(mdev);
> >>
> >> - kvm_arch_crypto_clear_masks(matrix_mdev->kvm);
> >> + if (matrix_mdev->kvm)
> >> + kvm_arch_crypto_clear_masks(matrix_mdev->kvm);
> > Confused. Why is the check for matrix_mdev->kvm added here?
>
> When using the KVM notifier we can get two notifications:
> -> KVM is here / is comming
> -> KVM is not here / disappearing
>
> In the first case we initialize matrix_mdev->kvm with a pointer to KVM
> In the second case we nullify the pointer.
>
> During the open of the mediated device, the guest should have been started
> or we refuse to start.
>
> During the close of the mediated device, the guest should be there, but
> we have no certitude that the guest did not disappear before the VFIO
> file being closed.
> Since we do not allow multiple guests using the same mediated device
> this case should not happen with QEMU. But I am not sure that
> a rogue user program could not stop KVM before closing the VFIO
> mediated device.

I'm not sure why the check is introduced in this patch, though. But
maybe I just need weekend :)

>
> Maybe Alex can confirm this point, if not we can remove the test.

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