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SubjectRe: [V9fs-developer] [PATCH] net/9p: avoid request size exceed to the virtqueue number in the zero copy
jiangyiwen wrote on Fri, Aug 03, 2018:
> Unfortunately, when the address(input and response headers) are not
> at page boundary, it will need two extra entry in the zero copy, or
> else it will cause sg array out of bounds.
>
> To avoid the problem, we should subtract two pages for maxsize.

Good catch, that must have been painful to figure.

Given we know how big the headers are (something like 11 or 23 bytes
depending on the op/direction, it's capped by P9_IOHDRSZ at 24),
couldn't we just cheat and not use the start of the buffer if we detect
it's overlapping?

It's probably faster to memcpy a few bytes than to use two pages for the
sg list...
It's definitely ugly though, just taking more margin here is probably
just as good.



I'm going to be picky about English again, sorry, please bear with me.

> Subject: net/9p: avoid request size exceed to the virtqueue number in
> the zero copy

This is >72 characters so a little bit too long, if possible to shorten
it.
I'm also not sure 'exceed' is a noun so I probably wouldn't have
understood this sentence without the rest of the message...

The balance is difficult but it doesn't need to contain too much details
either something like "9p/virtio: reduce transport maxsize" is simple
but probably enough as it describes what is done: someone can look at
the rest of the message for the justification.



> Signed-off-by: Yiwen Jiang <jiangyiwen@huawei.com>
> ---
> net/9p/trans_virtio.c | 9 +++++----
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/net/9p/trans_virtio.c b/net/9p/trans_virtio.c
> index 6265d1d..63591b2 100644
> --- a/net/9p/trans_virtio.c
> +++ b/net/9p/trans_virtio.c
> @@ -754,11 +754,12 @@ static void p9_virtio_remove(struct virtio_device *vdev)
> .cancel = p9_virtio_cancel,
> /*
> * We leave one entry for input and one entry for response
> - * headers. We also skip one more entry to accomodate, address
> - * that are not at page boundary, that can result in an extra
> - * page in zero copy.
> + * headers. We also skip three more entrys to accomodate

"entry"'s plural is "entries", this word is in checkpatch's dictionary
as a common typo

> + * (input + response headers + data pages), address
> + * that are not at page boundary, that can result in
> + * an extra page in zero copy.
> */
> - .maxsize = PAGE_SIZE * (VIRTQUEUE_NUM - 3),
> + .maxsize = PAGE_SIZE * (VIRTQUEUE_NUM - 5),
> .def = 1,
> .owner = THIS_MODULE,
> };

Thanks,
--
Dominique

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