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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 06/18] xen/pvcalls: handle commands from the frontend
On Mon, 3 Jul 2017, Juergen Gross wrote:
> On 22/06/17 21:14, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > When the other end notifies us that there are commands to be read
> > (pvcalls_back_event), wake up the backend thread to parse the command.
> >
> > The command ring works like most other Xen rings, so use the usual
> > ring macros to read and write to it. The functions implementing the
> > commands are empty stubs for now.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano@aporeto.com>
> > CC: boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com
> > CC: jgross@suse.com
> > ---
> > drivers/xen/pvcalls-back.c | 119 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 1 file changed, 119 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/xen/pvcalls-back.c b/drivers/xen/pvcalls-back.c
> > index e4c2e46..437c2ad 100644
> > --- a/drivers/xen/pvcalls-back.c
> > +++ b/drivers/xen/pvcalls-back.c
> > @@ -51,12 +51,131 @@ struct pvcalls_fedata {
> > struct work_struct register_work;
> > };
> >
> > +static int pvcalls_back_socket(struct xenbus_device *dev,
> > + struct xen_pvcalls_request *req)
> > +{
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +static int pvcalls_back_connect(struct xenbus_device *dev,
> > + struct xen_pvcalls_request *req)
> > +{
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +static int pvcalls_back_release(struct xenbus_device *dev,
> > + struct xen_pvcalls_request *req)
> > +{
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +static int pvcalls_back_bind(struct xenbus_device *dev,
> > + struct xen_pvcalls_request *req)
> > +{
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +static int pvcalls_back_listen(struct xenbus_device *dev,
> > + struct xen_pvcalls_request *req)
> > +{
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +static int pvcalls_back_accept(struct xenbus_device *dev,
> > + struct xen_pvcalls_request *req)
> > +{
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +static int pvcalls_back_poll(struct xenbus_device *dev,
> > + struct xen_pvcalls_request *req)
> > +{
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +static int pvcalls_back_handle_cmd(struct xenbus_device *dev,
> > + struct xen_pvcalls_request *req)
> > +{
> > + int ret = 0;
> > +
> > + switch (req->cmd) {
> > + case PVCALLS_SOCKET:
> > + ret = pvcalls_back_socket(dev, req);
> > + break;
> > + case PVCALLS_CONNECT:
> > + ret = pvcalls_back_connect(dev, req);
> > + break;
> > + case PVCALLS_RELEASE:
> > + ret = pvcalls_back_release(dev, req);
> > + break;
> > + case PVCALLS_BIND:
> > + ret = pvcalls_back_bind(dev, req);
> > + break;
> > + case PVCALLS_LISTEN:
> > + ret = pvcalls_back_listen(dev, req);
> > + break;
> > + case PVCALLS_ACCEPT:
> > + ret = pvcalls_back_accept(dev, req);
> > + break;
> > + case PVCALLS_POLL:
> > + ret = pvcalls_back_poll(dev, req);
> > + break;
> > + default:
> > + ret = -ENOTSUPP;
> > + break;
> > + }
> > + return ret;
> > +}
> > +
> > static void pvcalls_back_work(struct work_struct *work)
> > {
> > + struct pvcalls_fedata *fedata = container_of(work,
> > + struct pvcalls_fedata, register_work);
> > + int notify, notify_all = 0, more = 1;
> > + struct xen_pvcalls_request req;
> > + struct xenbus_device *dev = fedata->dev;
> > +
> > + while (more) {
> > + while (RING_HAS_UNCONSUMED_REQUESTS(&fedata->ring)) {
> > + RING_COPY_REQUEST(&fedata->ring,
> > + fedata->ring.req_cons++,
> > + &req);
> > +
> > + if (!pvcalls_back_handle_cmd(dev, &req)) {
>
> Hmm, no response in case of not supported command?

Good point, I'll add one.


> > + RING_PUSH_RESPONSES_AND_CHECK_NOTIFY(
> > + &fedata->ring, notify);
> > + notify_all += notify;
> > + }
> > + }
> > +
> > + if (notify_all)
> > + notify_remote_via_irq(fedata->irq);
>
> Want to reset notify_all in above if?
> Could have been an "accept" which didn't queues a response.

Yes, I'll do that.


> > +
> > + RING_FINAL_CHECK_FOR_REQUESTS(&fedata->ring, more);
> > + }
> > }
> >
> > static irqreturn_t pvcalls_back_event(int irq, void *dev_id)
> > {
> > + struct xenbus_device *dev = dev_id;
> > + struct pvcalls_fedata *fedata = NULL;
> > +
> > + if (dev == NULL)
> > + return IRQ_HANDLED;
> > +
> > + fedata = dev_get_drvdata(&dev->dev);
> > + if (fedata == NULL)
> > + return IRQ_HANDLED;
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * TODO: a small theoretical race exists if we try to queue work
> > + * after pvcalls_back_work checked for final requests and before
> > + * it returns. The queuing will fail, and pvcalls_back_work
> > + * won't do the work because it is about to return. In that
> > + * case, we lose the notification.
> > + */
> > + queue_work(fedata->wq, &fedata->register_work);
>
> I know you like workqueues more than IRQ threads. But probably the above
> TODO could be handled via an IRQ thread more easily?
>
> I think you should either solve above race, or add a comment why it is
> not problematic, or show us why an IRQ thread doesn't solve the problem.

I think actually that an irq thread is exactly what we need to solve
this race. Thanks for the suggestion! I'll change the code to use it.

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