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From: Sander Eikelenboom <sander@eikelenboom.it>
To: paul@xen.org, Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>, Wei Liu <wl@xen.org>
Cc: "xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org" <xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org>,
	"netdev@vger.kernel.org" <netdev@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Ping²: [PATCH] xen-netback: correct success/error reporting for the SKB-with-fraglist case
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 23:48:45 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <5a8c1f28-eefb-87e2-998b-7cbfb0f0b8dd@eikelenboom.it> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <0dff83ff-629a-7179-9fef-77bd1fbf3d09@xen.org>

On 16/09/2021 20:34, Paul Durrant wrote:
> On 16/09/2021 16:45, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> On 15.07.2021 10:58, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>> On 20.05.2021 13:46, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>> On 25.02.2021 17:23, Paul Durrant wrote:
>>>>> On 25/02/2021 14:00, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>>> On 25.02.2021 13:11, Paul Durrant wrote:
>>>>>>> On 25/02/2021 07:33, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 24.02.2021 17:39, Paul Durrant wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On 23/02/2021 16:29, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> When re-entering the main loop of xenvif_tx_check_gop() a 2nd time, the
>>>>>>>>>> special considerations for the head of the SKB no longer apply. Don't
>>>>>>>>>> mistakenly report ERROR to the frontend for the first entry in the list,
>>>>>>>>>> even if - from all I can tell - this shouldn't matter much as the overall
>>>>>>>>>> transmit will need to be considered failed anyway.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> --- a/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
>>>>>>>>>> +++ b/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
>>>>>>>>>> @@ -499,7 +499,7 @@ check_frags:
>>>>>>>>>>       				 * the header's copy failed, and they are
>>>>>>>>>>       				 * sharing a slot, send an error
>>>>>>>>>>       				 */
>>>>>>>>>> -				if (i == 0 && sharedslot)
>>>>>>>>>> +				if (i == 0 && !first_shinfo && sharedslot)
>>>>>>>>>>       					xenvif_idx_release(queue, pending_idx,
>>>>>>>>>>       							   XEN_NETIF_RSP_ERROR);
>>>>>>>>>>       				else
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I think this will DTRT, but to my mind it would make more sense to clear
>>>>>>>>> 'sharedslot' before the 'goto check_frags' at the bottom of the function.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> That was my initial idea as well, but
>>>>>>>> - I think it is for a reason that the variable is "const".
>>>>>>>> - There is another use of it which would then instead need further
>>>>>>>>       amending (and which I believe is at least part of the reason for
>>>>>>>>       the variable to be "const").
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Oh, yes. But now that I look again, don't you want:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> if (i == 0 && first_shinfo && sharedslot)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ? (i.e no '!')
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The comment states that the error should be indicated when the first
>>>>>>> frag contains the header in the case that the map succeeded but the
>>>>>>> prior copy from the same ref failed. This can only possibly be the case
>>>>>>> if this is the 'first_shinfo'
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I don't think so, no - there's a difference between "first frag"
>>>>>> (at which point first_shinfo is NULL) and first frag list entry
>>>>>> (at which point first_shinfo is non-NULL).
>>>>>
>>>>> Yes, I realise I got it backwards. Confusing name but the comment above
>>>>> its declaration does explain.
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> (which is why I still think it is safe to unconst 'sharedslot' and
>>>>>>> clear it).
>>>>>>
>>>>>> And "no" here as well - this piece of code
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 		/* First error: if the header haven't shared a slot with the
>>>>>> 		 * first frag, release it as well.
>>>>>> 		 */
>>>>>> 		if (!sharedslot)
>>>>>> 			xenvif_idx_release(queue,
>>>>>> 					   XENVIF_TX_CB(skb)->pending_idx,
>>>>>> 					   XEN_NETIF_RSP_OKAY);
>>>>>>
>>>>>> specifically requires sharedslot to have the value that was
>>>>>> assigned to it at the start of the function (this property
>>>>>> doesn't go away when switching from fragments to frag list).
>>>>>> Note also how it uses XENVIF_TX_CB(skb)->pending_idx, i.e. the
>>>>>> value the local variable pending_idx was set from at the start
>>>>>> of the function.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> True, we do have to deal with freeing up the header if the first map
>>>>> error comes on the frag list.
>>>>>
>>>>> Reviewed-by: Paul Durrant <paul@xen.org>
>>>>
>>>> Since I've not seen this go into 5.13-rc, may I ask what the disposition
>>>> of this is?
>>>
>>> I can't seem to spot this in 5.14-rc either. I have to admit I'm
>>> increasingly puzzled ...
>>
>> Another two months (and another release) later and still nothing. Am
>> I doing something wrong? Am I wrongly assuming that maintainers would
>> push such changes up the chain?
>>
> 
> It has my R-b so it ought to go in via netdev AFAICT.
> 
>     Paul

Could it be the missing "net" or "net-next" designation in the subject 
[1] which seems to be used and important within their patchwork 
semi-automated workflow ?

--
Sander

[1] 
https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/networking/netdev-FAQ.html#how-do-i-indicate-which-tree-net-vs-net-next-my-patch-should-be-in

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-16 22:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-23 16:29 Jan Beulich
2021-02-24 16:39 ` Paul Durrant
2021-02-25  7:33   ` Jan Beulich
2021-02-25 12:11     ` Paul Durrant
2021-02-25 14:00       ` Jan Beulich
2021-02-25 16:23         ` Paul Durrant
2021-05-20 11:46           ` Jan Beulich
2021-07-15  8:58             ` Ping: " Jan Beulich
2021-09-16 15:45               ` Ping²: " Jan Beulich
2021-09-16 18:34                 ` Paul Durrant
2021-09-16 21:48                   ` Sander Eikelenboom [this message]
2021-09-17  6:21                     ` Jan Beulich

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