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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v1 1/3] vm_sockets: Include flag field in the vsock address data structure
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On 01/12/2020 18:09, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
>
> On Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 05:25:03PM +0200, Andra Paraschiv wrote:
>> vsock enables communication between virtual machines and the host they
>> are running on. With the multi transport support (guest->host and
>> host->guest), nested VMs can also use vsock channels for communication.
>>
>> In addition to this, by default, all the vsock packets are forwarded to
>> the host, if no host->guest transport is loaded. This behavior can be
>> implicitly used for enabling vsock communication between sibling VMs.
>>
>> Add a flag field in the vsock address data structure that can be used to
>> explicitly mark the vsock connection as being targeted for a certain
>> type of communication. This way, can distinguish between nested VMs and
>> sibling VMs use cases and can also setup them at the same time. Till
>> now, could either have nested VMs or sibling VMs at a time using the
>> vsock communication stack.
>>
>> Use the already available "svm_reserved1" field and mark it as a flag
>> field instead. This flag can be set when initializing the vsock address
>> variable used for the connect() call.
>
> Maybe we can split this patch in 2 patches, one to rename the svm_flag
> and one to add the new flags.

Sure, I can split this in 2 patches, to have a bit more separation of
duties.

>
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Andra Paraschiv <andraprs@amazon.com>
>> ---
>> include/uapi/linux/vm_sockets.h | 18 +++++++++++++++++-
>> 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/vm_sockets.h
>> b/include/uapi/linux/vm_sockets.h
>> index fd0ed7221645d..58da5a91413ac 100644
>> --- a/include/uapi/linux/vm_sockets.h
>> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/vm_sockets.h
>> @@ -114,6 +114,22 @@
>>
>> #define VMADDR_CID_HOST 2
>>
>> +/* This sockaddr_vm flag value covers the current default use case:
>> + * local vsock communication between guest and host and nested VMs
>> setup.
>> + * In addition to this, implicitly, the vsock packets are forwarded
>> to the host
>> + * if no host->guest vsock transport is set.
>> + */
>> +#define VMADDR_FLAG_DEFAULT_COMMUNICATION     0x0000
>
> I think we don't need this macro, since the next one can be used to
> check if it a sibling communication (flag 0x1 set) or not (flag 0x1
> not set).

Right, that's not particularly the use of the flag value, as by default
comes as 0. It was more for sharing the cases this covers. But I can
remove the define and keep this kind of info, with regard to the default
case, in the commit message / comments.

>
>> +
>> +/* Set this flag value in the sockaddr_vm corresponding field if the
>> vsock
>> + * channel needs to be setup between two sibling VMs running on the
>> same host.
>> + * This way can explicitly distinguish between vsock channels
>> created for nested
>> + * VMs (or local communication between guest and host) and the ones
>> created for
>> + * sibling VMs. And vsock channels for multiple use cases (nested /
>> sibling VMs)
>> + * can be setup at the same time.
>> + */
>> +#define VMADDR_FLAG_SIBLING_VMS_COMMUNICATION 0x0001
>
> What do you think if we shorten in VMADDR_FLAG_SIBLING?
>

Yup, this seems ok as well for me. I'll update the naming.

Thanks,
Andra

>
>> +
>> /* Invalid vSockets version. */
>>
>> #define VM_SOCKETS_INVALID_VERSION -1U
>> @@ -145,7 +161,7 @@
>>
>> struct sockaddr_vm {
>>       __kernel_sa_family_t svm_family;
>> -      unsigned short svm_reserved1;
>> +      unsigned short svm_flag;
>>       unsigned int svm_port;
>>       unsigned int svm_cid;
>>       unsigned char svm_zero[sizeof(struct sockaddr) -
>> --
>> 2.20.1 (Apple Git-117)
>>
>>
>>
>>
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