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From: Claudio Imbrenda <imbrenda@linux.ibm.com>
To: Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>
Cc: kvm@vger.kernel.org, cohuck@redhat.com, frankja@linux.ibm.com,
	thuth@redhat.com, pasic@linux.ibm.com, david@redhat.com,
	linux-s390@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Ulrich.Weigand@de.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 04/14] KVM: s390: pv: avoid stalls when making pages secure
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 17:00:20 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210831170020.7aa4a1ba@p-imbrenda> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <731aeb25-3883-5941-9400-7cd8c43fc31c@de.ibm.com>

On Tue, 31 Aug 2021 16:32:24 +0200
Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com> wrote:

> On 18.08.21 15:26, Claudio Imbrenda wrote:
> > Improve make_secure_pte to avoid stalls when the system is heavily
> > overcommitted. This was especially problematic in kvm_s390_pv_unpack,
> > because of the loop over all pages that needed unpacking.
> > 
> > Due to the locks being held, it was not possible to simply replace
> > uv_call with uv_call_sched. A more complex approach was
> > needed, in which uv_call is replaced with __uv_call, which does not
> > loop. When the UVC needs to be executed again, -EAGAIN is returned, and
> > the caller (or its caller) will try again.
> > 
> > When -EAGAIN is returned, the path is the same as when the page is in
> > writeback (and the writeback check is also performed, which is
> > harmless).  
> 
> To me it looks like
> handle_pv_uvc does not handle EAGAIN but also calls into this code. Is this code
> path ok or do we need to change something here?

EAGAIN will be propagated all the way to userspace, which will retry.

if the UVC fails, the page does not get unpinned, and the next attempt
to run the UVC in the guest will trigger this same path.

if you don't like it, I can change handle_pv_uvc like this

	if (rc == -EINVAL || rc == -EAGAIN)

which will save a trip to userspace

> 
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Claudio Imbrenda <imbrenda@linux.ibm.com>
> > Fixes: 214d9bbcd3a672 ("s390/mm: provide memory management functions for protected KVM guests")
> > ---
> >   arch/s390/kernel/uv.c | 29 +++++++++++++++++++++++------
> >   1 file changed, 23 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/arch/s390/kernel/uv.c b/arch/s390/kernel/uv.c
> > index aeb0a15bcbb7..68a8fbafcb9c 100644
> > --- a/arch/s390/kernel/uv.c
> > +++ b/arch/s390/kernel/uv.c
> > @@ -180,7 +180,7 @@ static int make_secure_pte(pte_t *ptep, unsigned long addr,
> >   {
> >   	pte_t entry = READ_ONCE(*ptep);
> >   	struct page *page;
> > -	int expected, rc = 0;
> > +	int expected, cc = 0;
> >   
> >   	if (!pte_present(entry))
> >   		return -ENXIO;
> > @@ -196,12 +196,25 @@ static int make_secure_pte(pte_t *ptep, unsigned long addr,
> >   	if (!page_ref_freeze(page, expected))
> >   		return -EBUSY;
> >   	set_bit(PG_arch_1, &page->flags);
> > -	rc = uv_call(0, (u64)uvcb);
> > +	/*
> > +	 * If the UVC does not succeed or fail immediately, we don't want to
> > +	 * loop for long, or we might get stall notifications.
> > +	 * On the other hand, this is a complex scenario and we are holding a lot of
> > +	 * locks, so we can't easily sleep and reschedule. We try only once,
> > +	 * and if the UVC returned busy or partial completion, we return
> > +	 * -EAGAIN and we let the callers deal with it.
> > +	 */
> > +	cc = __uv_call(0, (u64)uvcb);
> >   	page_ref_unfreeze(page, expected);
> > -	/* Return -ENXIO if the page was not mapped, -EINVAL otherwise */
> > -	if (rc)
> > -		rc = uvcb->rc == 0x10a ? -ENXIO : -EINVAL;
> > -	return rc;
> > +	/*
> > +	 * Return -ENXIO if the page was not mapped, -EINVAL for other errors.
> > +	 * If busy or partially completed, return -EAGAIN.
> > +	 */
> > +	if (cc == UVC_CC_OK)
> > +		return 0;
> > +	else if (cc == UVC_CC_BUSY || cc == UVC_CC_PARTIAL)
> > +		return -EAGAIN;
> > +	return uvcb->rc == 0x10a ? -ENXIO : -EINVAL;
> >   }
> >   
> >   /*
> > @@ -254,6 +267,10 @@ int gmap_make_secure(struct gmap *gmap, unsigned long gaddr, void *uvcb)
> >   	mmap_read_unlock(gmap->mm);
> >   
> >   	if (rc == -EAGAIN) {
> > +		/*
> > +		 * If we are here because the UVC returned busy or partial
> > +		 * completion, this is just a useless check, but it is safe.
> > +		 */
> >   		wait_on_page_writeback(page);
> >   	} else if (rc == -EBUSY) {
> >   		/*
> >   


  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-31 15:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-18 13:26 [PATCH v4 00/14] KVM: s390: pv: implement lazy destroy for reboot Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 01/14] KVM: s390: pv: add macros for UVC CC values Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-31 13:43   ` Christian Borntraeger
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 02/14] KVM: s390: pv: avoid double free of sida page Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-31 13:55   ` Christian Borntraeger
2021-09-08 18:50     ` Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-31 13:59   ` Janosch Frank
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 03/14] KVM: s390: pv: avoid stalls for kvm_s390_pv_init_vm Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-31 14:10   ` Christian Borntraeger
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 04/14] KVM: s390: pv: avoid stalls when making pages secure Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-31 14:32   ` Christian Borntraeger
2021-08-31 15:00     ` Claudio Imbrenda [this message]
2021-08-31 15:11       ` Christian Borntraeger
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 05/14] KVM: s390: pv: leak the ASCE page when destroy fails Claudio Imbrenda
2021-09-06 15:32   ` Christian Borntraeger
2021-09-06 15:54     ` Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 06/14] KVM: s390: pv: properly handle page flags for protected guests Claudio Imbrenda
2021-09-06 15:46   ` Christian Borntraeger
2021-09-06 15:56     ` Claudio Imbrenda
2021-09-06 16:16       ` Christian Borntraeger
2021-09-17 14:57         ` Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 07/14] KVM: s390: pv: handle secure storage violations " Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 08/14] KVM: s390: pv: handle secure storage exceptions for normal guests Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 09/14] KVM: s390: pv: refactor s390_reset_acc Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 10/14] KVM: s390: pv: usage counter instead of flag Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-26  7:58   ` Janis Schoetterl-Glausch
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 11/14] KVM: s390: pv: add export before import Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 12/14] KVM: s390: pv: module parameter to fence lazy destroy Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 13/14] KVM: s390: pv: lazy destroy for reboot Claudio Imbrenda
2021-08-26  8:33   ` Janis Schoetterl-Glausch
2021-08-18 13:26 ` [PATCH v4 14/14] KVM: s390: pv: avoid export before import if possible Claudio Imbrenda

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