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Subject[PATCH 5.10 087/167] net: hns3: fix possible mismatches resp of mailbox
From: Chengwen Feng <>

[ Upstream commit 1b713d14dc3c077ec45e65dab4ea01a8bc41b8c1 ]

Currently, the mailbox synchronous communication between VF and PF use
the following fields to maintain communication:
1. Origin_mbx_msg which was combined by message code and subcode, used
to match request and response.
2. Received_resp which means whether received response.

There may possible mismatches of the following situation:
1. VF sends message A with code=1 subcode=1.
2. PF was blocked about 500ms when processing the message A.
3. VF will detect message A timeout because it can't get the response
within 500ms.
4. VF sends message B with code=1 subcode=1 which equal message A.
5. PF processes the first message A and send the response message to
6. VF will identify the response matched the message B because the
code/subcode is the same. This will lead to mismatch of request and

To fix the above bug, we use the following scheme:
1. The message sent from VF was labelled with match_id which was a
unique 16-bit non-zero value.
2. The response sent from PF will label with match_id which got from
the request.
3. The VF uses the match_id to match request and response message.

As for PF driver, it only needs to copy the match_id from request to

Fixes: dde1a86e93ca ("net: hns3: Add mailbox support to PF driver")
Signed-off-by: Chengwen Feng <>
Signed-off-by: Guangbin Huang <>
Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hclge_mbx.h | 6 ++++--
drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hns3pf/hclge_mbx.c | 1 +
2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hclge_mbx.h b/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hclge_mbx.h
index 98a9f5e3fe86..98f55fbe6c3d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hclge_mbx.h
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hclge_mbx.h
@@ -134,7 +134,8 @@ struct hclge_mbx_vf_to_pf_cmd {
u8 mbx_need_resp;
u8 rsv1[1];
u8 msg_len;
- u8 rsv2[3];
+ u8 rsv2;
+ u16 match_id;
struct hclge_vf_to_pf_msg msg;

@@ -144,7 +145,8 @@ struct hclge_mbx_pf_to_vf_cmd {
u8 dest_vfid;
u8 rsv[3];
u8 msg_len;
- u8 rsv1[3];
+ u8 rsv1;
+ u16 match_id;
struct hclge_pf_to_vf_msg msg;

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hns3pf/hclge_mbx.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hns3pf/hclge_mbx.c
index 2c2d53f5c56e..61f6f0287cbe 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hns3pf/hclge_mbx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/hisilicon/hns3/hns3pf/hclge_mbx.c
@@ -47,6 +47,7 @@ static int hclge_gen_resp_to_vf(struct hclge_vport *vport,

resp_pf_to_vf->dest_vfid = vf_to_pf_req->mbx_src_vfid;
resp_pf_to_vf->msg_len = vf_to_pf_req->msg_len;
+ resp_pf_to_vf->match_id = vf_to_pf_req->match_id;

resp_pf_to_vf->msg.code = HCLGE_MBX_PF_VF_RESP;
resp_pf_to_vf->msg.vf_mbx_msg_code = vf_to_pf_req->msg.code;

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