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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] virtio_console: allocate inbufs in add_port() only if it is needed
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On 13/11/2019 16:22, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 10:21:11AM -0500, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 04:00:56PM +0100, Laurent Vivier wrote:
>>> When we hot unplug a virtserialport and then try to hot plug again,
>>> it fails:
>>>
>>> (qemu) chardev-add socket,id=serial0,path=/tmp/serial0,server,nowait
>>> (qemu) device_add virtserialport,bus=virtio-serial0.0,nr=2,\
>>> chardev=serial0,id=serial0,name=serial0
>>> (qemu) device_del serial0
>>> (qemu) device_add virtserialport,bus=virtio-serial0.0,nr=2,\
>>> chardev=serial0,id=serial0,name=serial0
>>> kernel error:
>>> virtio-ports vport2p2: Error allocating inbufs
>>> qemu error:
>>> virtio-serial-bus: Guest failure in adding port 2 for device \
>>> virtio-serial0.0
>>>
>>> This happens because buffers for the in_vq are allocated when the port is
>>> added but are not released when the port is unplugged.
>>>
>>> They are only released when virtconsole is removed (see a7a69ec0d8e4)
>>>
>>> To avoid the problem and to be symmetric, we could allocate all the buffers
>>> in init_vqs() as they are released in remove_vqs(), but it sounds like
>>> a waste of memory.
>>>
>>> Rather than that, this patch changes add_port() logic to ignore ENOSPC
>>> error in fill_queue(), which means queue has already been filled.
>>>
>>> Fixes: a7a69ec0d8e4 ("virtio_console: free buffers after reset")
>>> Cc: mst@redhat.com
>>> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
>>> Signed-off-by: Laurent Vivier <lvivier@redhat.com>
>>> ---
>>>
>>> Notes:
>>> v2: making fill_queue return int and testing return code for -ENOSPC
>>>
>>> drivers/char/virtio_console.c | 24 +++++++++---------------
>>> 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/drivers/char/virtio_console.c b/drivers/char/virtio_console.c
>>> index 7270e7b69262..9e6534fd1aa4 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/char/virtio_console.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/char/virtio_console.c
>>> @@ -1325,24 +1325,24 @@ static void set_console_size(struct port *port, u16 rows, u16 cols)
>>> port->cons.ws.ws_col = cols;
>>> }
>>>
>>> -static unsigned int fill_queue(struct virtqueue *vq, spinlock_t *lock)
>>> +static int fill_queue(struct virtqueue *vq, spinlock_t *lock)
>>> {
>>> struct port_buffer *buf;
>>> - unsigned int nr_added_bufs;
>>> + int nr_added_bufs;
>>> int ret;
>>>
>>> nr_added_bufs = 0;
>>> do {
>>> buf = alloc_buf(vq->vdev, PAGE_SIZE, 0);
>>> if (!buf)
>>> - break;
>>> + return -ENOMEM;
>>>
>>> spin_lock_irq(lock);
>>> ret = add_inbuf(vq, buf);
>>> if (ret < 0) {
>>> spin_unlock_irq(lock);
>>> free_buf(buf, true);
>>> - break;
>>> + return ret;
>>> }
>>> nr_added_bufs++;
>>> spin_unlock_irq(lock);
>
> So actually, how about handling ENOSPC specially here, and
> returning success? After all queue is full as requested ...

I think it's interesting to return -ENOSPC to manage it as a real error
in virtcons_probe() as in this function the queue should not be already
full (is this right?) and to return the real error code.

Thanks,
Laurent

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