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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] mlx5_vdpa: fix feature negotiation across device reset
On Mon, Feb 08, 2021 at 05:20:11PM -0800, Si-Wei Liu wrote:
>
>
> On 2/7/2021 9:35 PM, Eli Cohen wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 06, 2021 at 04:29:23AM -0800, Si-Wei Liu wrote:
> > > The mlx_features denotes the capability for which
> > > set of virtio features is supported by device. In
> > > principle, this field needs not be cleared during
> > > virtio device reset, as this capability is static
> > > and does not change across reset.
> > >
> > > In fact, the current code may have the assumption
> > > that mlx_features can be reloaded from firmware
> > > via the .get_features ops after device is reset
> > > (via the .set_status ops), which is unfortunately
> > > not true. The userspace VMM might save a copy
> > > of backend capable features and won't call into
> > > kernel again to get it on reset. This causes all
> > > virtio features getting disabled on newly created
> > > virtqs after device reset, while guest would hold
> > > mismatched view of available features. For e.g.,
> > > the guest may still assume tx checksum offload
> > > is available after reset and feature negotiation,
> > > causing frames with bogus (incomplete) checksum
> > > transmitted on the wire.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Si-Wei Liu <si-wei.liu@oracle.com>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c | 1 -
> > > 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c b/drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c
> > > index b8416c4..aa6f8cd 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c
> > > @@ -1788,7 +1788,6 @@ static void mlx5_vdpa_set_status(struct vdpa_device *vdev, u8 status)
> > > clear_virtqueues(ndev);
> > > mlx5_vdpa_destroy_mr(&ndev->mvdev);
> > > ndev->mvdev.status = 0;
> > > - ndev->mvdev.mlx_features = 0;
> > > ++mvdev->generation;
> > > return;
> > > }
> > Since we assume that device capabilities don't change, I think I would
> > get the features through a call done in mlx5v_probe after the netdev
> > object is created and change mlx5_vdpa_get_features() to just return
> > ndev->mvdev.mlx_features.
> Yep, it makes sense. Will post a revised patch.

So I'm waiting for v2 of this patchset. Please make sure to post a cover letter
with an overall description.

> If vdpa tool allows
> reconfiguration post probing, the code has to be reconciled then.
>
> >
> > Did you actually see this issue in action? If you did, can you share
> > with us how you trigerred this?
> Issue is indeed seen in action. The mismatched tx-checksum offload as
> described in the commit message was one of such examples. You would need a
> guest reboot though (triggering device reset via the .set_status ops and
> zero'ed mlx_features was loaded to deduce new actual_features for creating
> the h/w virtq object) for repro.
>
> -Siwei
> >
> > > --
> > > 1.8.3.1
> > >

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