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From: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>
To: Stefano Garzarella <sgarzare@redhat.com>,
	"Michael S . Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com>
Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org, kvm@vger.kernel.org,
	Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] vsock/virtio: fix flush of works during the .remove()
Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 19:59:14 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4c881585-8fee-0a53-865c-05d41ffb8ed1@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190530101036.wnjphmajrz6nz6zc@steredhat.homenet.telecomitalia.it>


On 2019/5/30 下午6:10, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
> On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 05:46:18PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
>> On 2019/5/29 下午6:58, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 11:22:40AM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
>>>> On 2019/5/28 下午6:56, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
>>>>> We flush all pending works before to call vdev->config->reset(vdev),
>>>>> but other works can be queued before the vdev->config->del_vqs(vdev),
>>>>> so we add another flush after it, to avoid use after free.
>>>>>
>>>>> Suggested-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Stefano Garzarella <sgarzare@redhat.com>
>>>>> ---
>>>>>     net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport.c | 23 +++++++++++++++++------
>>>>>     1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport.c b/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport.c
>>>>> index e694df10ab61..ad093ce96693 100644
>>>>> --- a/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport.c
>>>>> +++ b/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport.c
>>>>> @@ -660,6 +660,15 @@ static int virtio_vsock_probe(struct virtio_device *vdev)
>>>>>     	return ret;
>>>>>     }
>>>>> +static void virtio_vsock_flush_works(struct virtio_vsock *vsock)
>>>>> +{
>>>>> +	flush_work(&vsock->loopback_work);
>>>>> +	flush_work(&vsock->rx_work);
>>>>> +	flush_work(&vsock->tx_work);
>>>>> +	flush_work(&vsock->event_work);
>>>>> +	flush_work(&vsock->send_pkt_work);
>>>>> +}
>>>>> +
>>>>>     static void virtio_vsock_remove(struct virtio_device *vdev)
>>>>>     {
>>>>>     	struct virtio_vsock *vsock = vdev->priv;
>>>>> @@ -668,12 +677,6 @@ static void virtio_vsock_remove(struct virtio_device *vdev)
>>>>>     	mutex_lock(&the_virtio_vsock_mutex);
>>>>>     	the_virtio_vsock = NULL;
>>>>> -	flush_work(&vsock->loopback_work);
>>>>> -	flush_work(&vsock->rx_work);
>>>>> -	flush_work(&vsock->tx_work);
>>>>> -	flush_work(&vsock->event_work);
>>>>> -	flush_work(&vsock->send_pkt_work);
>>>>> -
>>>>>     	/* Reset all connected sockets when the device disappear */
>>>>>     	vsock_for_each_connected_socket(virtio_vsock_reset_sock);
>>>>> @@ -690,6 +693,9 @@ static void virtio_vsock_remove(struct virtio_device *vdev)
>>>>>     	vsock->event_run = false;
>>>>>     	mutex_unlock(&vsock->event_lock);
>>>>> +	/* Flush all pending works */
>>>>> +	virtio_vsock_flush_works(vsock);
>>>>> +
>>>>>     	/* Flush all device writes and interrupts, device will not use any
>>>>>     	 * more buffers.
>>>>>     	 */
>>>>> @@ -726,6 +732,11 @@ static void virtio_vsock_remove(struct virtio_device *vdev)
>>>>>     	/* Delete virtqueues and flush outstanding callbacks if any */
>>>>>     	vdev->config->del_vqs(vdev);
>>>>> +	/* Other works can be queued before 'config->del_vqs()', so we flush
>>>>> +	 * all works before to free the vsock object to avoid use after free.
>>>>> +	 */
>>>>> +	virtio_vsock_flush_works(vsock);
>>>> Some questions after a quick glance:
>>>>
>>>> 1) It looks to me that the work could be queued from the path of
>>>> vsock_transport_cancel_pkt() . Is that synchronized here?
>>>>
>>> Both virtio_transport_send_pkt() and vsock_transport_cancel_pkt() can
>>> queue work from the upper layer (socket).
>>>
>>> Setting the_virtio_vsock to NULL, should synchronize, but after a careful look
>>> a rare issue could happen:
>>> we are setting the_virtio_vsock to NULL at the start of .remove() and we
>>> are freeing the object pointed by it at the end of .remove(), so
>>> virtio_transport_send_pkt() or vsock_transport_cancel_pkt() may still be
>>> running, accessing the object that we are freed.
>>
>> Yes, that's my point.
>>
>>
>>> Should I use something like RCU to prevent this issue?
>>>
>>>       virtio_transport_send_pkt() and vsock_transport_cancel_pkt()
>>>       {
>>>           rcu_read_lock();
>>>           vsock = rcu_dereference(the_virtio_vsock_mutex);
>>
>> RCU is probably a way to go. (Like what vhost_transport_send_pkt() did).
>>
> Okay, I'm going this way.
>
>>>           ...
>>>           rcu_read_unlock();
>>>       }
>>>
>>>       virtio_vsock_remove()
>>>       {
>>>           rcu_assign_pointer(the_virtio_vsock_mutex, NULL);
>>>           synchronize_rcu();
>>>
>>>           ...
>>>
>>>           free(vsock);
>>>       }
>>>
>>> Could there be a better approach?
>>>
>>>
>>>> 2) If we decide to flush after dev_vqs(), is tx_run/rx_run/event_run still
>>>> needed? It looks to me we've already done except that we need flush rx_work
>>>> in the end since send_pkt_work can requeue rx_work.
>>> The main reason of tx_run/rx_run/event_run is to prevent that a worker
>>> function is running while we are calling config->reset().
>>>
>>> E.g. if an interrupt comes between virtio_vsock_flush_works() and
>>> config->reset(), it can queue new works that can access the device while
>>> we are in config->reset().
>>>
>>> IMHO they are still needed.
>>>
>>> What do you think?
>>
>> I mean could we simply do flush after reset once and without tx_rx/rx_run
>> tricks?
>>
>> rest();
>>
>> virtio_vsock_flush_work();
>>
>> virtio_vsock_free_buf();
> My only doubt is:
> is it safe to call config->reset() while a worker function could access
> the device?
>
> I had this doubt reading the Michael's advice[1] and looking at
> virtnet_remove() where there are these lines before the config->reset():
>
> 	/* Make sure no work handler is accessing the device. */
> 	flush_work(&vi->config_work);
>
> Thanks,
> Stefano
>
> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/20190521055650-mutt-send-email-mst@kernel.org


Good point. Then I agree with you. But if we can use the RCU to detect 
the detach of device from socket for these, it would be even better.

Thanks



  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-30 11:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-28 10:56 [PATCH 0/4] vsock/virtio: several fixes in the .probe() and .remove() Stefano Garzarella
2019-05-28 10:56 ` [PATCH 1/4] vsock/virtio: fix locking around 'the_virtio_vsock' Stefano Garzarella
2019-05-30  4:28   ` David Miller
2019-05-30 10:27     ` Stefano Garzarella
2019-05-28 10:56 ` [PATCH 2/4] vsock/virtio: stop workers during the .remove() Stefano Garzarella
2019-05-28 10:56 ` [PATCH 3/4] vsock/virtio: fix flush of works " Stefano Garzarella
2019-05-29  3:22   ` Jason Wang
2019-05-29 10:58     ` Stefano Garzarella
2019-05-30  9:46       ` Jason Wang
2019-05-30 10:10         ` Stefano Garzarella
2019-05-30 11:59           ` Jason Wang [this message]
2019-05-31  8:18             ` Stefano Garzarella
2019-05-31  9:56               ` Jason Wang
2019-06-06  8:11                 ` Stefano Garzarella
2019-06-13  8:57                   ` Jason Wang
2019-06-27 10:26                     ` Stefano Garzarella
2019-05-28 10:56 ` [PATCH 4/4] vsock/virtio: free used buffers " Stefano Garzarella
2019-06-10 13:09 ` [PATCH 0/4] vsock/virtio: several fixes in the .probe() and .remove() Stefan Hajnoczi
2019-06-27 10:05   ` Stefano Garzarella

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