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From: Dexuan Cui <>
To: Sunil Muthuswamy <>,
	KY Srinivasan <>,
	Haiyang Zhang <>,
	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	Sasha Levin <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Michael Kelley <>
Cc: "" <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>
Subject: RE: [PATCH v2] hv_sock: Add support for delayed close
Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 04:34:21 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <PU1P153MB01698261307593C5D58AAF4FBF0A0@PU1P153MB0169.APCP153.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

> From: Sunil Muthuswamy <>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:56 PM
> ...
> +static bool hvs_close_lock_held(struct vsock_sock *vsk)
>  {
> ...
> +	schedule_delayed_work(&vsk->close_work, HVS_CLOSE_TIMEOUT);

Reviewed-by: Dexuan Cui <>

The patch looks good to me. Thank you, Sunil!

Next, we're going to remove the "channel->rescind" check in 
vmbus_hvsock_device_unregister() -- when doing that, IMO we need to
fix a potential race revealed by the schedule_delayed_work() in this

When hvs_close_timeout() finishes, the "sk" struct has been freed, but
vmbus_onoffer_rescind() -> channel->chn_rescind_callback(), i.e. 
hvs_close_connection(), may be still running and referencing the "chan"
and "sk" structs (), which should no longer be referenced when 
hvs_close_timeout() finishes, i.e. "get_per_channel_state(chan)" is no
longer safe. The problem is: currently there is no sync mechanism
between vmbus_onoffer_rescind() and hvs_close_timeout().

The race is a real issue only after we remove the "channel->rescind"
in vmbus_hvsock_device_unregister().

I guess we need to introduce a new single-threaded workqueue in the
vmbus driver, and offload both vmbus_onoffer_rescind() and 
hvs_close_timeout() onto the new workqueue.

-- Dexuan

  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-16  4:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-15  0:56 Sunil Muthuswamy
2019-05-16  4:34 ` Dexuan Cui [this message]
2019-05-16 17:16   ` Dexuan Cui
2019-05-16 18:11     ` Sunil Muthuswamy
2019-05-16 18:55       ` Dexuan Cui
2019-05-16 19:12 ` David Miller

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