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Subject[PATCH net-next v2 0/4] vsock: Add flags field in the vsock address
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vsock enables communication between virtual machines and the host they are
running on. Nested VMs can be setup to use vsock channels, as the multi
transport support has been available in the mainline since the v5.5 Linux kernel
has been released.

Implicitly, if no host->guest vsock transport is loaded, all the vsock packets
are forwarded to the host. This behavior can be used to setup communication
channels between sibling VMs that are running on the same host. One example can
be the vsock channels that can be established within AWS Nitro Enclaves
(see Documentation/virt/ne_overview.rst).

To be able to explicitly mark a connection as being used for a certain use case,
add a flags field in the vsock address data structure. The "svm_reserved1" field
has been repurposed to be the flags field. The value of the flags will then be
taken into consideration when the vsock transport is assigned. This way can
distinguish between different use cases, such as nested VMs / local communication
and sibling VMs.

Thank you.

Andra

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Patch Series Changelog

The patch series is built on top of v5.10-rc6.

GitHub repo branch for the latest version of the patch series:

* https://github.com/andraprs/linux/tree/vsock-flag-sibling-comm-v2

v1 -> v2

* Update the vsock flag naming to "VMADDR_FLAG_TO_HOST".
* Use bitwise operators to setup and check the vsock flag.
* Set the vsock flag on the receive path in the vsock transport assignment
logic.
* Merge the checks for the g2h transport assignment in one "if" block.
* v1: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20201201152505.19445-1-andraprs@amazon.com/

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Andra Paraschiv (4):
vm_sockets: Include flags field in the vsock address data structure
vm_sockets: Add VMADDR_FLAG_TO_HOST vsock flag
af_vsock: Set VMADDR_FLAG_TO_HOST flag on the receive path
af_vsock: Assign the vsock transport considering the vsock address
flags

include/uapi/linux/vm_sockets.h | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
net/vmw_vsock/af_vsock.c | 21 +++++++++++++++++++--
2 files changed, 35 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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