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Subject[PATCH 5.12 2/7] s390/vfio-ap: clean up mdev resources when remove callback invoked
From: Tony Krowiak <>

[ Upstream commit 8c0795d2a0f50e2b131f5b2a8c2795939a94058e ]

The mdev remove callback for the vfio_ap device driver bails out with
-EBUSY if the mdev is in use by a KVM guest (i.e., the KVM pointer in the
struct ap_matrix_mdev is not NULL). The intended purpose was
to prevent the mdev from being removed while in use. There are two
problems with this scenario:

1. Returning a non-zero return code from the remove callback does not
prevent the removal of the mdev.

2. The KVM pointer in the struct ap_matrix_mdev will always be NULL because
the remove callback will not get invoked until the mdev fd is closed.
When the mdev fd is closed, the mdev release callback is invoked and
clears the KVM pointer from the struct ap_matrix_mdev.

Let's go ahead and remove the check for KVM in the remove callback and
allow the cleanup of mdev resources to proceed.

Signed-off-by: Tony Krowiak <>
Reviewed-by: Jason Gunthorpe <>
Signed-off-by: Vasily Gorbik <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/s390/crypto/vfio_ap_ops.c | 10 ----------
1 file changed, 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/s390/crypto/vfio_ap_ops.c b/drivers/s390/crypto/vfio_ap_ops.c
index 6946a7e26eff..ef5e792c665f 100644
--- a/drivers/s390/crypto/vfio_ap_ops.c
+++ b/drivers/s390/crypto/vfio_ap_ops.c
@@ -366,16 +366,6 @@ static int vfio_ap_mdev_remove(struct mdev_device *mdev)
struct ap_matrix_mdev *matrix_mdev = mdev_get_drvdata(mdev);

- /*
- * If the KVM pointer is in flux or the guest is running, disallow
- * un-assignment of control domain.
- */
- if (matrix_mdev->kvm_busy || matrix_mdev->kvm) {
- mutex_unlock(&matrix_dev->lock);
- return -EBUSY;
- }
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