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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/10] vfio: ccw: replace IO_REQ event with SSCH_REQ event
On Wed, 23 May 2018 09:50:00 +0200
Pierre Morel <pmorel@linux.ibm.com> wrote:

> On 22/05/2018 17:41, Cornelia Huck wrote:
> > On Fri, 4 May 2018 13:02:36 +0200
> > Pierre Morel <pmorel@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On 04/05/2018 03:19, Dong Jia Shi wrote:
> >>> * Pierre Morel <pmorel@linux.vnet.ibm.com> [2018-05-03 16:26:29 +0200]:
> >>>
> >>>> On 02/05/2018 09:46, Dong Jia Shi wrote:
> >>>>> * Cornelia Huck <cohuck@redhat.com> [2018-04-30 17:33:05 +0200]:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> On Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:48:06 +0800
> >>>>>> Dong Jia Shi <bjsdjshi@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> * Dong Jia Shi <bjsdjshi@linux.vnet.ibm.com> [2018-04-26 15:30:54 +0800]:
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> [...]
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> @@ -179,7 +160,7 @@ static int fsm_irq(struct vfio_ccw_private *private,
> >>>>>>>>> if (private->io_trigger)
> >>>>>>>>> eventfd_signal(private->io_trigger, 1);
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> - return private->state;
> >>>>>>>>> + return VFIO_CCW_STATE_IDLE;
> >>>>>>>> This is not right. For example, if we are in STANDBY state (subch driver
> >>>>>>>> is probed, but mdev device is not created), we can not jump to IDLE
> >>>>>>>> state.
> >>>>>>> I see my problem, for STANDBY state, we should introduce another event
> >>>>>>> callback for VFIO_CCW_EVENT_INTERRUPT. It doesn't make sense to call
> >>>>>>> fsm_irq() which tries to signal userspace with interrupt notification
> >>>>>>> when mdev is not created yet... So we'd need a separated fix for this
> >>>>>>> issue too.
> >>>>>> But how do we even get into that situation when we don't have an mdev
> >>>>>> yet?
> >>>>>>
> >>>>> We cann't... So let's assign fsm_nop() as the interrupt callback for
> >>>>> STANDBY state?
> >>>>>
> >>>> :) Isn't it exactly what my patch series handle?
> >>> As far as I see, that's not true. ;)
> >>>
> >>> After this series applied,
> >>> vfio_ccw_jumptable[VFIO_CCW_STATE_STANDBY][VFIO_CCW_EVENT_INTERRUPT] is
> >>> still fsm_irq().
> >>>
> >>
> >> What I mean is, this code tries to handle design problems
> >> without changing too much of the original code at first.
> >>
> >> The problem here is not that the fsm_irq function is called on interrupt,
> >> if we have an interrupt it must be signaled to user land.
> >> The problem is that this state is entered at the wrong moment.
> >>
> >> STANDBY should be entered, during the mdev_open when we realize the QEMU
> >> device,
> >> and not during the probe, in which we should stay in NOT_OPER until we
> >> get the QEMU device.
> >>
> >> The probe() and mdev_open() function should be modified, not the state
> >> table.
> > So, the takeaway is that we should handle starting via the init
> > callbacks and not via the state machine?
> >
> hum, sorry, I think that my previous answer was not completely right,
> and did not really answer to Dong Jia comment, yes fsm_irq was not
> at its place, thinking again about the comments of both of you
> I think that we can suppress the INIT event.
>
> I would like to rebase the patch to include the comments you both did.
>
>

Yes, a respin is probably best before we get confused even more :)

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