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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] mlx5_vdpa: defer clear_virtqueues to until DRIVER_OK
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On 2/7/2021 9:48 PM, Eli Cohen wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 06, 2021 at 04:29:24AM -0800, Si-Wei Liu wrote:
>> While virtq is stopped, get_vq_state() is supposed to
>> be called to get sync'ed with the latest internal
>> avail_index from device. The saved avail_index is used
>> to restate the virtq once device is started. Commit
>> b35ccebe3ef7 introduced the clear_virtqueues() routine
>> to reset the saved avail_index, however, the index
>> gets cleared a bit earlier before get_vq_state() tries
>> to read it. This would cause consistency problems when
>> virtq is restarted, e.g. through a series of link down
>> and link up events. We could defer the clearing of
>> avail_index to until the device is to be started,
>> i.e. until VIRTIO_CONFIG_S_DRIVER_OK is set again in
>> set_status().
>
> Not sure I understand the scenario. You are talking about reset of the
> device followed by up/down events on the interface. How can you trigger
> this?
Currently it's not possible to trigger link up/down events with upstream
QEMU due lack of config/control interrupt implementation. And live
migration could be another scenario that cannot be satisfied because of
inconsistent queue state. They share the same root of cause as captured
here.

-Siwei

>
>> Fixes: b35ccebe3ef7 ("vdpa/mlx5: Restore the hardware used index after change map")
>> Signed-off-by: Si-Wei Liu <si-wei.liu@oracle.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c | 2 +-
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c b/drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c
>> index aa6f8cd..444ab58 100644
>> --- a/drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c
>> +++ b/drivers/vdpa/mlx5/net/mlx5_vnet.c
>> @@ -1785,7 +1785,6 @@ static void mlx5_vdpa_set_status(struct vdpa_device *vdev, u8 status)
>> if (!status) {
>> mlx5_vdpa_info(mvdev, "performing device reset\n");
>> teardown_driver(ndev);
>> - clear_virtqueues(ndev);
>> mlx5_vdpa_destroy_mr(&ndev->mvdev);
>> ndev->mvdev.status = 0;
>> ++mvdev->generation;
>> @@ -1794,6 +1793,7 @@ static void mlx5_vdpa_set_status(struct vdpa_device *vdev, u8 status)
>>
>> if ((status ^ ndev->mvdev.status) & VIRTIO_CONFIG_S_DRIVER_OK) {
>> if (status & VIRTIO_CONFIG_S_DRIVER_OK) {
>> + clear_virtqueues(ndev);
>> err = setup_driver(ndev);
>> if (err) {
>> mlx5_vdpa_warn(mvdev, "failed to setup driver\n");
>> --
>> 1.8.3.1
>>

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