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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [v8]Input: evdev: fix bug of dropping valid packet after syn_dropped event
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Hello Mr. Torokhov,

On 1/25/16, Aniroop Mathur <aniroop.mathur@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 1:35 AM, Aniroop Mathur
> <aniroop.mathur@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 12:09 AM, Dmitry Torokhov
>> <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 11:29:29PM +0530, Aniroop Mathur wrote:
>>>> Hi Mr. Torokhov,
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 12:47 AM, Dmitry Torokhov
>>>> <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> > Hi Anoroop,
>>>> >
>>>> > On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 11:07:19PM +0530, Aniroop Mathur wrote:
>>>> >> If last event dropped in the old queue was EVi_SYN/SYN_REPORT, then
>>>> >> lets
>>>> >> generate EV_SYN/SYN_REPORT immediately after queing
>>>> >> EV_SYN/SYN_DROPPED
>>>> >> so that clients would not ignore next valid full packet events.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Signed-off-by: Aniroop Mathur <a.mathur@samsung.com>
>>>> >> ---
>>>> >> drivers/input/evdev.c | 46
>>>> >> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
>>>> >> 1 file changed, 34 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
>>>> >>
>>>> >> diff --git a/drivers/input/evdev.c b/drivers/input/evdev.c
>>>> >> index e9ae3d5..821b68a 100644
>>>> >> --- a/drivers/input/evdev.c
>>>> >> +++ b/drivers/input/evdev.c
>>>> >> @@ -156,7 +156,12 @@ static void __evdev_flush_queue(struct
>>>> >> evdev_client *client, unsigned int type)
>>>> >> static void __evdev_queue_syn_dropped(struct evdev_client *client)
>>>> >> {
>>>> >> struct input_event ev;
>>>> >> + struct input_event *last_ev;
>>>> >> ktime_t time;
>>>> >> + unsigned int mask = client->bufsize - 1;
>>>> >> +
>>>> >> + /* capture last event stored in the buffer */
>>>> >> + last_ev = &client->buffer[(client->head - 1) & mask];
>>>> >
>>>> > I have still the same comment. How do you know that event at last_ev
>>>> > position is in fact valid and unconsumed yet event. Also, you need to
>>>> > figure out not only if queue contains last SYN event, but also to
>>>> > handle
>>>> > the case where the queue is empty and client has consumed either full
>>>> > or
>>>> > partial packet at the time you are queueing the drop.
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>> Could you please explain what you mean exactly so that I could answer
>>>> it
>>>> properly?
>>>>
>>>> From what I understood, it seems to me that there is no problem related
>>>> to
>>>> validity, unconsumption, empty queue, full/partial packet.
>>>> I would like to explain for clock change request case so that you can
>>>> know
>>>> my understanding for your question.
>>>>
>>>> Clock change request case:
>>>>
>>>> 1.1 About last event being valid and unconsumed:
>>>> We flush buffer and queue syn_dropped only when buffer is not empty. So
>>>> there
>>>> will be always be atleast one event in buffer that is not consumed and
>>>> is
>>>> ofcourse valid.
>>>>
>>>> 1.2 About queue is empty
>>>> If not empty, we do not flush or add syn_dropped at all.
>>>
>>> Clock type change is not the only time we queue SYN_DROP, the other time
>>> is when we fail to handle EVIOCG[type] (during which we remove some
>>> events from the queue). Queue may be empty when these ioctls are issued.
>>>
>>
>> yeah, ideally it should be changed to:
>> ret = bits_to_user(mem, maxbit, maxlen, p, compat);
>> if (ret < 0)
>> + if (client->head != client->tail)
>> - evdev_queue_syn_dropped(client);
>> + evdev_queue_syn_dropped(client);
>>
>> Firstly, there is a need to follow protocol of SYN_REPORT as mentioned in
>> next section.
>>
>
> and yes, there is need to make many more changes to have correct
> last_event for this case. But it seems really complex.
>
>> Unless syn_report does not denote end of a packet,
>> it is okay without this change too because last event stored would be
>> syn_report and after flushing, syn_report will still be at the end and
>> with empty queue too if syn_dropped is queued then we have added
>> syn_report
>> to not ignore upcoming valid packet.
>>
>>>>
>>>> 1.3 About consumption of full or partial packet
>>>> If client has consumed full packet, then buffer will look like,
>>>> ... X Y S(consumed) ... X Y S
>>>> As we always store packets keeping buffer lock and not single events, so
>>>> there
>>>> will always be syn_report in the end.
>>>
>>> We try to pass full packets to clients, but there is no guarantee. We
>>> only estimate number of events in device's packet, not guarantee that it
>>> is correct size.
>>>
>>
>> As per documentation, SYN_REPORT should be used to separate packets.
>> * SYN_REPORT:
>> - Used to synchronize and separate events into packets of input data
>> changes
>> occurring at the same moment in time. For example, motion of a mouse
>> may set
>> the REL_X and REL_Y values for one motion, then emit a SYN_REPORT. The
>> next
>> motion will emit more REL_X and REL_Y values and send another
>> SYN_REPORT.
>>
>> So I think, there is a need of below change:
>> file: input.c
>> function: input_handle_event:
>> } else if (dev->num_vals >= dev->max_vals - 2) {
>> - dev->vals[dev->num_vals++] = input_value_sync;
>> input_pass_values(dev, dev->vals, dev->num_vals);
>>
>> We have sufficient space in buffer to store more than 1 packet even when
>> actual packet size is more than max_vals so there seems no need to add
>> syn_report event here by self. So whenever driver sends syn_report, then
>> only
>> it will be considered as end of a packet and on exceding max_vals, we can
>> simply pass to handlers to store those partial events in buffer. And
>> anyways
>> unless the packet is really completed then only client will send it to
>> application.
>>
>> Without following this protocol, we would not be able to find the end of
>> a
>> packet because if max_vals comes out to 3 but actual packet size is 15,
>> then
>> in the buffer, there will be many syn_reports within a single packet. So
>> with
>> both current code and with patch code, there will be trouble in handling
>> syn_dropped because after one syn_report comes, client will stop ignoring
>> the
>> events.
>>
>
> How about above change and do you want me send separate patch for it?
>

Could you please update about above change as based on this change
further changes can be decided.

Thank you,
Aniroop Mathur

>>>> If syn_dropped is queued here, then queing syn_report is fine.
>>>> If client has consumed partial packet, then buffer will look like,
>>>> ... X(consumed) Y S ... S
>>>> If syn_dropped is queued here, then it is fine to queue syn_report
>>>> because
>>>> now new X Y will be reported by driver, and so client will consume new X
>>>> and Y
>>>> and that old X will be replaced with new X and this new packet will be
>>>> sent by
>>>> client to application. Obviously, client never sends partial events to
>>>> application and send data packet by packet.
>>>> So I do not see any trouble here related to partial or full packet.
>>>>
>>>> > Also please enumerate what changes you done between version n and n+1
>>>> > so
>>>> > I do not have to compare them line by line trying to figure it out
>>>> > myself.
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>> Difference from v5:
>>>> Made a mistake about head index in v5.
>>>> Corrected in v8.
>>>>
>>>> evdev_set_clk_type:
>>>> - client->packet_head = client->head = client->tail;
>>>> + client->packet_head = client->tail = client->head;
>>>
>>> Why does this matter?
>>>
>>
>> We must not change the head index. So we need to make packet_head and
>> tail
>> index same as head index and not same as tail index. After this setting,
>> we call evdev_queue_syn_dropped where we capture last event as the event
>> present at (head - 1) index;
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Aniroop Mathur
>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Dmitry
>

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