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From: Guangbin Huang <>
To: <>, <>, <>
Cc: <>, <>,
	<>, <>,
Subject: [PATCH net 1/4] net: hns3: fix possible mismatches resp of mailbox
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 17:13:05 +0800	[thread overview]
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From: Chengwen Feng <>

Currently, the mailbox synchronous communication between VF and PF use
the following fields to maintain communication:
1. Origin_mbx_msg which was combined by message code and subcode, used
to match request and response.
2. Received_resp which means whether received response.

There may possible mismatches of the following situation:
1. VF sends message A with code=1 subcode=1.
2. PF was blocked about 500ms when processing the message A.
3. VF will detect message A timeout because it can't get the response
within 500ms.
4. VF sends message B with code=1 subcode=1 which equal message A.
5. PF processes the first message A and send the response message to
6. VF will identify the response matched the message B because the
code/subcode is the same. This will lead to mismatch of request and

To fix the above bug, we use the following scheme:
1. The message sent from VF was labelled with match_id which was a
unique 16-bit non-zero value.
2. The response sent from PF will label with match_id which got from
the request.
3. The VF uses the match_id to match request and response message.

As for PF driver, it only needs to copy the match_id from request to

Fixes: dde1a86e93ca ("net: hns3: Add mailbox support to PF driver")
Signed-off-by: Chengwen Feng <>
Signed-off-by: Guangbin Huang <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hclge_mbx.h        | 6 ++++--
 drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hns3pf/hclge_mbx.c | 1 +
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hclge_mbx.h b/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hclge_mbx.h
index 0a6cda309b24..56b573e47072 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hclge_mbx.h
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hclge_mbx.h
@@ -143,7 +143,8 @@ struct hclge_mbx_vf_to_pf_cmd {
 	u8 mbx_need_resp;
 	u8 rsv1[1];
 	u8 msg_len;
-	u8 rsv2[3];
+	u8 rsv2;
+	u16 match_id;
 	struct hclge_vf_to_pf_msg msg;
@@ -153,7 +154,8 @@ struct hclge_mbx_pf_to_vf_cmd {
 	u8 dest_vfid;
 	u8 rsv[3];
 	u8 msg_len;
-	u8 rsv1[3];
+	u8 rsv1;
+	u16 match_id;
 	struct hclge_pf_to_vf_msg msg;
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hns3pf/hclge_mbx.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hns3pf/hclge_mbx.c
index e10a2c36b706..c0a478ae9583 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hns3pf/hclge_mbx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hns3pf/hclge_mbx.c
@@ -47,6 +47,7 @@ static int hclge_gen_resp_to_vf(struct hclge_vport *vport,
 	resp_pf_to_vf->dest_vfid = vf_to_pf_req->mbx_src_vfid;
 	resp_pf_to_vf->msg_len = vf_to_pf_req->msg_len;
+	resp_pf_to_vf->match_id = vf_to_pf_req->match_id;
 	resp_pf_to_vf->msg.code = HCLGE_MBX_PF_VF_RESP;
 	resp_pf_to_vf->msg.vf_mbx_msg_code = vf_to_pf_req->msg.code;

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-19  9:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-19  9:13 [PATCH net 0/4] net: hns3: fixes for -net Guangbin Huang
2021-07-19  9:13 ` Guangbin Huang [this message]
2021-07-19  9:13 ` [PATCH net 2/4] net: hns3: add match_id to check mailbox response from PF to VF Guangbin Huang
2021-07-19  9:13 ` [PATCH net 3/4] net: hns3: disable port VLAN filter when support function level VLAN filter control Guangbin Huang
2021-07-19  9:13 ` [PATCH net 4/4] net: hns3: fix rx VLAN offload state inconsistent issue Guangbin Huang
2021-07-20 11:50 ` [PATCH net 0/4] net: hns3: fixes for -net patchwork-bot+netdevbpf

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