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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/5] vsock/virtio: limit the memory used per-socket
On Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 04:26:19AM -0400, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 03:36:16PM +0200, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 09:21:15AM -0400, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > > On Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 12:47:54PM +0200, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 04:42:25PM -0400, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 11:35:39AM +0200, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
> > > >
> > > > (...)
> > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The problem here is the compatibility. Before this series virtio-vsock
> > > > > > and vhost-vsock modules had the RX buffer size hard-coded
> > > > > > (VIRTIO_VSOCK_DEFAULT_RX_BUF_SIZE = 4K). So, if we send a buffer smaller
> > > > > > of 4K, there might be issues.
> > > > >
> > > > > Shouldn't be if they are following the spec. If not let's fix
> > > > > the broken parts.
> > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Maybe it is the time to add add 'features' to virtio-vsock device.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > Stefano
> > > > >
> > > > > Why would a remote care about buffer sizes?
> > > > >
> > > > > Let's first see what the issues are. If they exist
> > > > > we can either fix the bugs, or code the bug as a feature in spec.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > The vhost_transport '.stream_enqueue' callback
> > > > [virtio_transport_stream_enqueue()] calls the virtio_transport_send_pkt_info(),
> > > > passing the user message. This function allocates a new packet, copying
> > > > the user message, but (before this series) it limits the packet size to
> > > > the VIRTIO_VSOCK_DEFAULT_RX_BUF_SIZE (4K):
> > > >
> > > > static int virtio_transport_send_pkt_info(struct vsock_sock *vsk,
> > > > struct virtio_vsock_pkt_info *info)
> > > > {
> > > > ...
> > > > /* we can send less than pkt_len bytes */
> > > > if (pkt_len > VIRTIO_VSOCK_DEFAULT_RX_BUF_SIZE)
> > > > pkt_len = VIRTIO_VSOCK_DEFAULT_RX_BUF_SIZE;
> > > >
> > > > /* virtio_transport_get_credit might return less than pkt_len credit */
> > > > pkt_len = virtio_transport_get_credit(vvs, pkt_len);
> > > >
> > > > /* Do not send zero length OP_RW pkt */
> > > > if (pkt_len == 0 && info->op == VIRTIO_VSOCK_OP_RW)
> > > > return pkt_len;
> > > > ...
> > > > }
> > > >
> > > > then it queues the packet for the TX worker calling .send_pkt()
> > > > [vhost_transport_send_pkt() in the vhost_transport case]
> > > >
> > > > The main function executed by the TX worker is
> > > > vhost_transport_do_send_pkt() that picks up a buffer from the virtqueue
> > > > and it tries to copy the packet (up to 4K) on it. If the buffer
> > > > allocated from the guest will be smaller then 4K, I think here it will
> > > > be discarded with an error:
> > > >
> >
> > I'm adding more lines to explain better.
> >
> > > > static void
> > > > vhost_transport_do_send_pkt(struct vhost_vsock *vsock,
> > > > struct vhost_virtqueue *vq)
> > > > {
> > ...
> >
> > head = vhost_get_vq_desc(vq, vq->iov, ARRAY_SIZE(vq->iov),
> > &out, &in, NULL, NULL);
> >
> > ...
> >
> > len = iov_length(&vq->iov[out], in);
> > iov_iter_init(&iov_iter, READ, &vq->iov[out], in, len);
> >
> > nbytes = copy_to_iter(&pkt->hdr, sizeof(pkt->hdr), &iov_iter);
> > if (nbytes != sizeof(pkt->hdr)) {
> > virtio_transport_free_pkt(pkt);
> > vq_err(vq, "Faulted on copying pkt hdr\n");
> > break;
> > }
> >
> > > > ...
> > > > nbytes = copy_to_iter(pkt->buf, pkt->len, &iov_iter);
> > >
> > > isn't pck len the actual length though?
> > >
> >
> > It is the length of the packet that we are copying in the guest RX
> > buffers pointed by the iov_iter. The guest allocates an iovec with 2
> > buffers, one for the header and one for the payload (4KB).
>
> BTW at the moment that forces another kmalloc within virtio core. Maybe
> vsock needs a flag to skip allocation in this case. Worth benchmarking.
> See virtqueue_use_indirect which just does total_sg > 1.
>
> >
> > > > if (nbytes != pkt->len) {
> > > > virtio_transport_free_pkt(pkt);
> > > > vq_err(vq, "Faulted on copying pkt buf\n");
> > > > break;
> > > > }
> > > > ...
> > > > }
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > This series changes this behavior since now we will split the packet in
> > > > vhost_transport_do_send_pkt() depending on the buffer found in the
> > > > virtqueue.
> > > >
> > > > We didn't change the buffer size in this series, so we still backward
> > > > compatible, but if we will use buffers smaller than 4K, we should
> > > > encounter the error described above.
>
> So that's an implementation bug then? It made an assumption
> of a 4K sized buffer? Or even PAGE_SIZE sized buffer?

Assuming we miss nothing and buffers < 4K are broken,
I think we need to add this to the spec, possibly with
a feature bit to relax the requirement that all buffers
are at least 4k in size.

>
> > > >
> > > > How do you suggest we proceed if we want to change the buffer size?
> > > > Maybe adding a feature to "support any buffer size"?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Stefano
> > >
> > >
> >
> > --

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