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SubjectRe: [PATCH] vdpa/mlx5: Use random MAC for the vdpa net instance
On Tue, Dec 01, 2020 at 05:23:18PM +0800, Cindy Lu wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 11:33 PM Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 06:41:45PM +0800, Cindy Lu wrote:
> > > On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 5:33 PM Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 11:27:59AM +0200, Eli Cohen wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 04:00:51AM -0500, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > > > > > On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 08:27:46AM +0200, Eli Cohen wrote:
> > > > > > > On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 03:08:22PM -0500, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > > > > > > > On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 08:43:51AM +0200, Eli Cohen wrote:
> > > > > > > > > We should not try to use the VF MAC address as that is used by the
> > > > > > > > > regular (e.g. mlx5_core) NIC implementation. Instead, use a random
> > > > > > > > > generated MAC address.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Suggested by: Cindy Lu <lulu@redhat.com>
> > > > > > > > > Fixes: 1a86b377aa21 ("vdpa/mlx5: Add VDPA driver for supported mlx5 devices")
> > > > > > > > > Signed-off-by: Eli Cohen <elic@nvidia.com>
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I didn't realise it's possible to use VF in two ways
> > > > > > > > with and without vdpa.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Using a VF you can create quite a few resources, e.g. send queues
> > > > > > > recieve queues, virtio_net queues etc. So you can possibly create
> > > > > > > several instances of vdpa net devices and nic net devices.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Could you include a bit more description on the failure
> > > > > > > > mode?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Well, using the MAC address of the nic vport is wrong since that is the
> > > > > > > MAC of the regular NIC implementation of mlx5_core.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Right but ATM it doesn't coexist with vdpa so what's the problem?
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > This call is wrong: mlx5_query_nic_vport_mac_address()
> > > > >
> > > > > > > > Is switching to a random mac for such an unusual
> > > > > > > > configuration really justified?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Since I can't use the NIC's MAC address, I have two options:
> > > > > > > 1. To get the MAC address as was chosen by the user administering the
> > > > > > > NIC. This should invoke the set_config callback. Unfortunately this
> > > > > > > is not implemented yet.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 2. Use a random MAC address. This is OK since if (1) is implemented it
> > > > > > > can always override this random configuration.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > It looks like changing a MAC could break some guests,
> > > > > > > > can it not?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > No, it will not. The current version of mlx5 VDPA does not allow regular
> > > > > > > NIC driver and VDPA to co-exist. I have patches ready that enable that
> > > > > > > from steering point of view. I will post them here once other patches on
> > > > > > > which they depend will be merged.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/netdev/patch/20201120230339.651609-12-saeedm@nvidia.com/
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Could you be more explicit on the following points:
> > > > > > - which configuration is broken ATM (as in, two device have identical
> > > > > > macs? any other issues)?
> > > > >
> > > > > The only wrong thing is the call to mlx5_query_nic_vport_mac_address().
> > > > > It's not breaking anything yet is wrong. The random MAC address setting
> > > > > is required for the steering patches.
> > > >
> > > > Okay so I'm not sure the Fixes tag at least is appropriate if it's a
> > > > dependency of a new feature.
> > > >
> > > > > > - why won't device MAC change from guest point of view?
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > It's lack of implementation in qemu as far as I know.
> > > >
> > > > Sorry not sure I understand. What's not implemented in QEMU?
> > > >
> > > HI Michael, there are some bug in qemu to set_config, this will fix in future,
> > > But this patch is still needed, because without this patch the mlx
> > > driver will give an 0 mac address to qemu
> > > and qemu will overwrite the default mac address. This will cause traffic down.
> >
> > Hmm the patch description says VF mac address, not 0 address. Confused.
> > If there's no mac we can clear VIRTIO_NET_F_MAC and have guest
> > use a random value ...
> >
> hi Michael,
> I have tried as your suggestion, seems even remove the
> VIRTIO_NET_F_MAC the qemu will still call get_cinfig and overwrite the
> default address in VM,
> this process is like
> vdpa _init -->qemu call get_config ->mlx driver will give an mac
> address with all 0-->
> qemu will not check this mac address and use it --> overwrite the mac
> address in qemu

Right but guest will ignore it then, right?

> So for my understanding there are several method to fix this problem
>
> 1, qemu check the mac address, if the mac address is all 0, qemu will
> ignore it and set the random mac address to mlx driver.
> 2. mlx driver checks the mac address and if this mac is 0, return fail
> to qemu, but this need to change the UAPI.
> 3. mlx driver it shelf should get an correct mac address while it init.
> 4. add check in qemu get_config function , if there is not F_MAC Then
> ignore the mac address from mlx driver
>
> not sure which method is more suitable ?
>
> Thanks
> Cindy
>
>
>
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > > > drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c | 5 +----
> > > > > > > > > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 4 deletions(-)
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > diff --git a/drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c b/drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c
> > > > > > > > > index 1fa6fcac8299..80d06d958b8b 100644
> > > > > > > > > --- a/drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c
> > > > > > > > > +++ b/drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c
> > > > > > > > > @@ -1955,10 +1955,7 @@ void *mlx5_vdpa_add_dev(struct mlx5_core_dev *mdev)
> > > > > > > > > if (err)
> > > > > > > > > goto err_mtu;
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > - err = mlx5_query_nic_vport_mac_address(mdev, 0, 0, config->mac);
> > > > > > > > > - if (err)
> > > > > > > > > - goto err_mtu;
> > > > > > > > > -
> > > > > > > > > + eth_random_addr(config->mac);
> > > > > > > > > mvdev->vdev.dma_dev = mdev->device;
> > > > > > > > > err = mlx5_vdpa_alloc_resources(&ndev->mvdev);
> > > > > > > > > if (err)
> > > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > > 2.26.2
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > >
> >

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