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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/5] vsock/virtio: limit the memory used per-socket
On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 03:52:24AM -0400, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 09:45:54AM +0200, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 12:39:19AM -0400, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > > On Mon, Sep 02, 2019 at 11:57:23AM +0200, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > 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.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Okay, should I send a proposal to virtio-dev@lists.oasis-open.org?
> > >
> > > How about we also fix the bug for now?
> >
> > This series unintentionally fix the bug because we are introducing a way
> > to split the packet depending on the buffer size ([PATCH 4/5] vhost/vsock:
> > split packets to send using multiple buffers) and we removed the limit
> > to 4K buffers ([PATCH 5/5] vsock/virtio: change the maximum packet size
> > allowed).
> >
> > I discovered that there was a bug while we discussed memory accounting.
> >
> > Do you think it's enough while we introduce the feature bit in the spec?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Stefano
>
> Well locking is also broken (patch 3/5). It seems that 3/5 and 4/5 work
> by themselves, right? So how about we ask Dave to send these to stable?

Yes, they work by themselves and I agree that should be send to stable.

> Also, how about 1/5? Also needed for stable?

I think so, without this patch if we flood the guest with 1-byte packets,
we can consume ~ 1 GB of guest memory per-socket.

Thanks,
Stefano

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