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From: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com>
To: Vincent Whitchurch <vincent.whitchurch@axis.com>
Cc: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>,
	kernel@axis.com, kvm@vger.kernel.org,
	virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vhost: add support for mandatory barriers
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 17:19:56 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210823171609-mutt-send-email-mst@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210823081437.14274-1-vincent.whitchurch@axis.com>

On Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 10:14:37AM +0200, Vincent Whitchurch wrote:
> vhost always uses SMP-conditional barriers, but these may not be
> sufficient when vhost is used to communicate between heterogeneous
> processors in an AMP configuration, especially since they're NOPs on
> !SMP builds.
> 
> To solve this, use the virtio_*() barrier functions and ask them for
> non-weak barriers if requested by userspace.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Vincent Whitchurch <vincent.whitchurch@axis.com>

I am inclined to say let's (ab)use VIRTIO_F_ORDER_PLATFORM for this.
Jason what do you think?

Also is the use of DMA variants really the intended thing here? Could
you point me at some examples please?


> ---
>  drivers/vhost/vhost.c      | 23 ++++++++++++++---------
>  drivers/vhost/vhost.h      |  2 ++
>  include/uapi/linux/vhost.h |  2 ++
>  3 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
> index b9e853e6094d..f7172e1bc395 100644
> --- a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
> +++ b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
> @@ -500,6 +500,7 @@ void vhost_dev_init(struct vhost_dev *dev,
>  		vq->indirect = NULL;
>  		vq->heads = NULL;
>  		vq->dev = dev;
> +		vq->weak_barriers = true;
>  		mutex_init(&vq->mutex);
>  		vhost_vq_reset(dev, vq);
>  		if (vq->handle_kick)
> @@ -1801,6 +1802,10 @@ long vhost_dev_ioctl(struct vhost_dev *d, unsigned int ioctl, void __user *argp)
>  		if (ctx)
>  			eventfd_ctx_put(ctx);
>  		break;
> +	case VHOST_SET_STRONG_BARRIERS:
> +		for (i = 0; i < d->nvqs; ++i)
> +			d->vqs[i]->weak_barriers = false;
> +		break;
>  	default:
>  		r = -ENOIOCTLCMD;
>  		break;
> @@ -1927,7 +1932,7 @@ int vhost_log_write(struct vhost_virtqueue *vq, struct vhost_log *log,
>  	int i, r;
>  
>  	/* Make sure data written is seen before log. */
> -	smp_wmb();
> +	virtio_wmb(vq->weak_barriers);
>  
>  	if (vq->iotlb) {
>  		for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
> @@ -1964,7 +1969,7 @@ static int vhost_update_used_flags(struct vhost_virtqueue *vq)
>  		return -EFAULT;
>  	if (unlikely(vq->log_used)) {
>  		/* Make sure the flag is seen before log. */
> -		smp_wmb();
> +		virtio_wmb(vq->weak_barriers);
>  		/* Log used flag write. */
>  		used = &vq->used->flags;
>  		log_used(vq, (used - (void __user *)vq->used),
> @@ -1982,7 +1987,7 @@ static int vhost_update_avail_event(struct vhost_virtqueue *vq, u16 avail_event)
>  	if (unlikely(vq->log_used)) {
>  		void __user *used;
>  		/* Make sure the event is seen before log. */
> -		smp_wmb();
> +		virtio_wmb(vq->weak_barriers);
>  		/* Log avail event write */
>  		used = vhost_avail_event(vq);
>  		log_used(vq, (used - (void __user *)vq->used),
> @@ -2228,7 +2233,7 @@ int vhost_get_vq_desc(struct vhost_virtqueue *vq,
>  		/* Only get avail ring entries after they have been
>  		 * exposed by guest.
>  		 */
> -		smp_rmb();
> +		virtio_rmb(vq->weak_barriers);
>  	}
>  
>  	/* Grab the next descriptor number they're advertising, and increment
> @@ -2367,7 +2372,7 @@ static int __vhost_add_used_n(struct vhost_virtqueue *vq,
>  	}
>  	if (unlikely(vq->log_used)) {
>  		/* Make sure data is seen before log. */
> -		smp_wmb();
> +		virtio_wmb(vq->weak_barriers);
>  		/* Log used ring entry write. */
>  		log_used(vq, ((void __user *)used - (void __user *)vq->used),
>  			 count * sizeof *used);
> @@ -2402,14 +2407,14 @@ int vhost_add_used_n(struct vhost_virtqueue *vq, struct vring_used_elem *heads,
>  	r = __vhost_add_used_n(vq, heads, count);
>  
>  	/* Make sure buffer is written before we update index. */
> -	smp_wmb();
> +	virtio_wmb(vq->weak_barriers);
>  	if (vhost_put_used_idx(vq)) {
>  		vq_err(vq, "Failed to increment used idx");
>  		return -EFAULT;
>  	}
>  	if (unlikely(vq->log_used)) {
>  		/* Make sure used idx is seen before log. */
> -		smp_wmb();
> +		virtio_wmb(vq->weak_barriers);
>  		/* Log used index update. */
>  		log_used(vq, offsetof(struct vring_used, idx),
>  			 sizeof vq->used->idx);
> @@ -2428,7 +2433,7 @@ static bool vhost_notify(struct vhost_dev *dev, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq)
>  	/* Flush out used index updates. This is paired
>  	 * with the barrier that the Guest executes when enabling
>  	 * interrupts. */
> -	smp_mb();
> +	virtio_mb(vq->weak_barriers);
>  
>  	if (vhost_has_feature(vq, VIRTIO_F_NOTIFY_ON_EMPTY) &&
>  	    unlikely(vq->avail_idx == vq->last_avail_idx))
> @@ -2530,7 +2535,7 @@ bool vhost_enable_notify(struct vhost_dev *dev, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq)
>  	}
>  	/* They could have slipped one in as we were doing that: make
>  	 * sure it's written, then check again. */
> -	smp_mb();
> +	virtio_mb(vq->weak_barriers);
>  	r = vhost_get_avail_idx(vq, &avail_idx);
>  	if (r) {
>  		vq_err(vq, "Failed to check avail idx at %p: %d\n",
> diff --git a/drivers/vhost/vhost.h b/drivers/vhost/vhost.h
> index 638bb640d6b4..5bd20d0db457 100644
> --- a/drivers/vhost/vhost.h
> +++ b/drivers/vhost/vhost.h
> @@ -108,6 +108,8 @@ struct vhost_virtqueue {
>  	bool log_used;
>  	u64 log_addr;
>  
> +	bool weak_barriers;
> +
>  	struct iovec iov[UIO_MAXIOV];
>  	struct iovec iotlb_iov[64];
>  	struct iovec *indirect;
> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/vhost.h b/include/uapi/linux/vhost.h
> index c998860d7bbc..4b8656307f51 100644
> --- a/include/uapi/linux/vhost.h
> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/vhost.h
> @@ -97,6 +97,8 @@
>  #define VHOST_SET_BACKEND_FEATURES _IOW(VHOST_VIRTIO, 0x25, __u64)
>  #define VHOST_GET_BACKEND_FEATURES _IOR(VHOST_VIRTIO, 0x26, __u64)
>  
> +#define VHOST_SET_STRONG_BARRIERS _IO(VHOST_VIRTIO, 0x27)
> +
>  /* VHOST_NET specific defines */
>  
>  /* Attach virtio net ring to a raw socket, or tap device.
> -- 
> 2.28.0


  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-23 21:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-23  8:14 Vincent Whitchurch
2021-08-23 21:19 ` Michael S. Tsirkin [this message]
2021-08-24  2:56   ` Jason Wang
2021-08-24  7:23   ` Vincent Whitchurch

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