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SubjectRe: [V9fs-developer] [PATCH RFC 0/4] 9p: fix open-unlink-f*syscall bug
On Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:06:34 +0200
Christian Schoenebeck <qemu_oss@crudebyte.com> wrote:

> On Montag, 14. September 2020 10:35:46 CEST Greg Kurz wrote:
> > On Mon, 14 Sep 2020 11:37:50 +0800
> >
> > Jianyong Wu <jianyong.wu@arm.com> wrote:
> > > open-unlink-f*syscall bug is a well-known bug in 9p, we try to fix the bug
> > > in this patch set.
> > > I take Eric's and Greg's patches which constiute the 1/4 - 3/4 of this
> > > patch set as the main frame of the solution. In patch 4/4, I fix the fid
> > > race issue exists in Greg's patch.
> >
> > IIRC some patches were needed on the QEMU side as well... I'm spending
> > less time on 9pfs in QEMU, so Cc'ing the new maintainer:
> >
> > Christian Schoenebeck <qemu_oss@crudebyte.com>
>
> AFAICS this is about this old bug report:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/qemu/+bug/1336794
>

Correct.

> So yes, looks like this also requires changes to the 9pfs 'local' fs driver on
> QEMU side:
> https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-06/msg07586.html
>
> Eric, Greg, would there be an easy way to establish QEMU test cases running
> the 9pfs 'local' fs driver? Right now we only have 9pfs qtest cases for QEMU
> which can only use the 'synth' driver, which is not helpful for such kind of
> issues.
>

I guess it's possible to introduce new qtests that start QEMU with
-fsdev local instead of -fsdev synth... I haven't looked in a while
though, so I won't comment on "easy way" ;-)

> Best regards,
> Christian Schoenebeck
>
>

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