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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] Fix probe failed when modprobe modules
On Tue, Nov 29, 2022 at 11:37:09AM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> >
> >
> > Quite a lot of core work here. Jason are you still looking into
> > hardening?
>
> Yes, last time we've discussed a solution that depends on the first
> kick to enable the interrupt handler. But after some thought, it seems
> risky since there's no guarantee that the device work in this way.
>
> One example is the current vhost_net, it doesn't wait for the kick to
> process the rx packets. Any more thought on this?
>
> Thanks

Specifically virtio net is careful to call virtio_device_ready
under rtnl lock so buffers are only added after DRIVER_OK.

However we do not need to tie this to kick, this is what I wrote:

> BTW Jason, I had the idea to disable callbacks until driver uses the
> virtio core for the first time (e.g. by calling virtqueue_add* family of
> APIs). Less aggressive than your ideas but I feel it will add security
> to the init path at least.

So not necessarily kick, we can make adding buffers allow the
interrupt.



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