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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 17/22] s390: vfio-ap: zeroize the AP queues.
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On 08/10/2018 07:16 AM, Cornelia Huck wrote:
> 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 :)

Good catch, it belongs in patch 15 where the function is introduced.
Is that the only reason for your objection?

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


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