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SubjectRe: WARNING in __mmdrop
On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 01:21:59PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
>
> On 2019/7/21 下午6:02, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 03:08:00AM -0700, syzbot wrote:
> > > syzbot has bisected this bug to:
> > >
> > > commit 7f466032dc9e5a61217f22ea34b2df932786bbfc
> > > Author: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>
> > > Date: Fri May 24 08:12:18 2019 +0000
> > >
> > > vhost: access vq metadata through kernel virtual address
> > >
> > > bisection log: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/bisect.txt?x=149a8a20600000
> > > start commit: 6d21a41b Add linux-next specific files for 20190718
> > > git tree: linux-next
> > > final crash: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/report.txt?x=169a8a20600000
> > > console output: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/log.txt?x=129a8a20600000
> > > kernel config: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/.config?x=3430a151e1452331
> > > dashboard link: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?extid=e58112d71f77113ddb7b
> > > syz repro: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/repro.syz?x=10139e68600000
> > >
> > > Reported-by: syzbot+e58112d71f77113ddb7b@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> > > Fixes: 7f466032dc9e ("vhost: access vq metadata through kernel virtual
> > > address")
> > >
> > > For information about bisection process see: https://goo.gl/tpsmEJ#bisection
> >
> > OK I poked at this for a bit, I see several things that
> > we need to fix, though I'm not yet sure it's the reason for
> > the failures:
> >
> >
> > 1. mmu_notifier_register shouldn't be called from vhost_vring_set_num_addr
> > That's just a bad hack,
>
>
> This is used to avoid holding lock when checking whether the addresses are
> overlapped. Otherwise we need to take spinlock for each invalidation request
> even if it was the va range that is not interested for us. This will be very
> slow e.g during guest boot.

KVM seems to do exactly that.
I tried and guest does not seem to boot any slower.
Do you observe any slowdown?

Now I took a hard look at the uaddr hackery it really makes
me nervious. So I think for this release we want something
safe, and optimizations on top. As an alternative revert the
optimization and try again for next merge window.


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