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SubjectRE: [PATCH 2/4] mdev: Make mdev alias unique among all mdevs
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@redhat.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 8:59 PM
> To: Cornelia Huck <cohuck@redhat.com>
> Cc: Parav Pandit <parav@mellanox.com>; Jiri Pirko <jiri@mellanox.com>;
> kwankhede@nvidia.com; davem@davemloft.net; kvm@vger.kernel.org; linux-
> kernel@vger.kernel.org; netdev@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/4] mdev: Make mdev alias unique among all mdevs
>
> On Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:29:46 +0200
> Cornelia Huck <cohuck@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:08:59 +0000
> > Parav Pandit <parav@mellanox.com> wrote:
> >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Cornelia Huck <cohuck@redhat.com>
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 3:59 PM
> > > > To: Parav Pandit <parav@mellanox.com>
> > > > Cc: alex.williamson@redhat.com; Jiri Pirko <jiri@mellanox.com>;
> > > > kwankhede@nvidia.com; davem@davemloft.net; kvm@vger.kernel.org;
> > > > linux- kernel@vger.kernel.org; netdev@vger.kernel.org
> > > > Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/4] mdev: Make mdev alias unique among all
> > > > mdevs
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:41:17 -0500 Parav Pandit
> > > > <parav@mellanox.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Mdev alias should be unique among all the mdevs, so that when
> > > > > such alias is used by the mdev users to derive other objects,
> > > > > there is no collision in a given system.
> > > > >
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Parav Pandit <parav@mellanox.com>
> > > > > ---
> > > > > drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c | 5 +++++
> > > > > 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> > > > >
> > > > > diff --git a/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c
> > > > > b/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c index e825ff38b037..6eb37f0c6369
> > > > > 100644
> > > > > --- a/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c
> > > > > +++ b/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c
> > > > > @@ -375,6 +375,11 @@ int mdev_device_create(struct kobject *kobj,
> struct
> > > > device *dev,
> > > > > ret = -EEXIST;
> > > > > goto mdev_fail;
> > > > > }
> > > > > + if (tmp->alias && strcmp(tmp->alias, alias) == 0) {
> > > >
> > > > Any way we can relay to the caller that the uuid was fine, but
> > > > that we had a hash collision? Duplicate uuids are much more obvious than
> a collision here.
> > > >
> > > How do you want to relay this rare event?
> > > Netlink interface has way to return the error message back, but sysfs is
> limited due to its error code based interface.
> >
> > I don't know, that's why I asked :)
> >
> > The problem is that "uuid already used" and "hash collision" are
> > indistinguishable. While "use a different uuid" will probably work in
> > both cases, "increase alias length" might be a good alternative in
> > some cases.
> >
> > But if there is no good way to relay the problem, we can live with it.
>
> It's a rare event, maybe just dev_dbg(dev, "Hash collision creating alias \"%s\"
> for mdev device %pUl\n",...
>
Ok.
dev_dbg_once() to avoid message flood.

> Thanks,
> Alex
>
> > > > > + mutex_unlock(&mdev_list_lock);
> > > > > + ret = -EEXIST;
> > > > > + goto mdev_fail;
> > > > > + }
> > > > > }
> > > > >
> > > > > mdev = kzalloc(sizeof(*mdev), GFP_KERNEL);
> > >
> >

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