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Subject[PATCH] vhost-vdpa: log warning message if vhost_vdpa_remove gets blocked
From: Gautam Dawar <>

If some module invokes vdpa_device_unregister (usually in the module
unload function) when the userspace app (eg. QEMU) which had opened
the vhost-vdpa character device is still running, vhost_vdpa_remove()
function will block indefinitely in call to wait_for_completion().

This causes the vdpa_device_unregister caller to hang and with a
usual side-effect of rmmod command not returning when this call
is in the module_exit function.

This patch converts the wait_for_completion call to its timeout based
counterpart (wait_for_completion_timeout) and also adds a warning
message to alert the user/administrator about this hang situation.

To eventually fix this problem, a mechanism will be required to let
vhost-vdpa module inform the userspace of this situation and
userspace will close the descriptor of vhost-vdpa char device.
This will enable vhost-vdpa to continue with graceful clean-up.

Signed-off-by: Gautam Dawar <>
Acked-by: Jason Wang <>
drivers/vhost/vdpa.c | 6 +++++-
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/vhost/vdpa.c b/drivers/vhost/vdpa.c
index bfa4c6ef554e..e4b7d26649d8 100644
--- a/drivers/vhost/vdpa.c
+++ b/drivers/vhost/vdpa.c
@@ -1091,7 +1091,11 @@ static void vhost_vdpa_remove(struct vdpa_device *vdpa)
opened = atomic_cmpxchg(&v->opened, 0, 1);
if (!opened)
- wait_for_completion(&v->completion);
+ wait_for_completion_timeout(&v->completion,
+ msecs_to_jiffies(1000));
+ dev_warn_once(&v->dev,
+ "%s waiting for /dev/%s to be closed\n",
+ __func__, dev_name(&v->dev));
} while (1);

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