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From: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@redhat.com>
To: Keqian Zhu <zhukeqian1@huawei.com>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/5] vfio/iommu_type1: Carefully use unmap_unpin_all during dirty tracking
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 12:53:31 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210112125331.789f47a5@omen.home.shazbot.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <198f0afd-343a-9fbc-9556-95670ca76a2c@huawei.com>

On Tue, 12 Jan 2021 20:04:38 +0800
Keqian Zhu <zhukeqian1@huawei.com> wrote:

> On 2021/1/12 5:49, Alex Williamson wrote:
> > On Thu, 7 Jan 2021 17:29:00 +0800
> > Keqian Zhu <zhukeqian1@huawei.com> wrote:
> >   
> >> If we detach group during dirty page tracking, we shouldn't remove
> >> vfio_dma, because dirty log will lose.
> >>
> >> But we don't prevent unmap_unpin_all in vfio_iommu_release, because
> >> under normal procedure, dirty tracking has been stopped.  
> > 
> > This looks like it's creating a larger problem than it's fixing, it's
> > not our job to maintain the dirty bitmap regardless of what the user
> > does.  If the user detaches the last group in a container causing the
> > mappings within that container to be deconstructed before the user has
> > collected dirty pages, that sounds like a user error.  A container with
> > no groups is de-privileged and therefore loses all state.  Thanks,
> > 
> > Alex  
> 
> Hi Alex,
> 
> This looks good to me ;-). That's a reasonable constraint for user behavior.
> 
> What about replacing this patch with an addition to the uapi document of
> VFIO_GROUP_UNSET_CONTAINER? User should pay attention to this when call this
> ioctl during dirty tracking.

Here's the current uapi comment:

/**
 * VFIO_GROUP_UNSET_CONTAINER - _IO(VFIO_TYPE, VFIO_BASE + 5)
 *
 * Remove the group from the attached container.  This is the
 * opposite of the SET_CONTAINER call and returns the group to
 * an initial state.  All device file descriptors must be released
 * prior to calling this interface.  When removing the last group
 * from a container, the IOMMU will be disabled and all state lost,
 * effectively also returning the VFIO file descriptor to an initial
 * state.
 * Return: 0 on success, -errno on failure.
 * Availability: When attached to container
 */

So we already indicate that "all state" of the container is lost when
removing the last group, I don't see that it's necessarily to
explicitly include dirty bitmap state beyond that statement.  Without
mappings there can be no dirty bitmap to track.

 > And any comments on other patches? thanks.

I had a difficult time mapping the commit log to the actual code
change, I'll likely have some wording suggestions.  Is patch 5/5 still
necessary if this patch is dropped?  Thanks,

Alex

> >> Fixes: d6a4c185660c ("vfio iommu: Implementation of ioctl for dirty pages tracking")
> >> Signed-off-by: Keqian Zhu <zhukeqian1@huawei.com>
> >> ---
> >>  drivers/vfio/vfio_iommu_type1.c | 14 ++++++++++++--
> >>  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/drivers/vfio/vfio_iommu_type1.c b/drivers/vfio/vfio_iommu_type1.c
> >> index 26b7eb2a5cfc..9776a059904d 100644
> >> --- a/drivers/vfio/vfio_iommu_type1.c
> >> +++ b/drivers/vfio/vfio_iommu_type1.c
> >> @@ -2373,7 +2373,12 @@ static void vfio_iommu_type1_detach_group(void *iommu_data,
> >>  			if (list_empty(&iommu->external_domain->group_list)) {
> >>  				vfio_sanity_check_pfn_list(iommu);
> >>  
> >> -				if (!IS_IOMMU_CAP_DOMAIN_IN_CONTAINER(iommu))
> >> +				/*
> >> +				 * During dirty page tracking, we can't remove
> >> +				 * vfio_dma because dirty log will lose.
> >> +				 */
> >> +				if (!IS_IOMMU_CAP_DOMAIN_IN_CONTAINER(iommu) &&
> >> +				    !iommu->dirty_page_tracking)
> >>  					vfio_iommu_unmap_unpin_all(iommu);
> >>  
> >>  				kfree(iommu->external_domain);
> >> @@ -2406,10 +2411,15 @@ static void vfio_iommu_type1_detach_group(void *iommu_data,
> >>  		 * iommu and external domain doesn't exist, then all the
> >>  		 * mappings go away too. If it's the last domain with iommu and
> >>  		 * external domain exist, update accounting
> >> +		 *
> >> +		 * Note: During dirty page tracking, we can't remove vfio_dma
> >> +		 * because dirty log will lose. Just update accounting is a good
> >> +		 * choice.
> >>  		 */
> >>  		if (list_empty(&domain->group_list)) {
> >>  			if (list_is_singular(&iommu->domain_list)) {
> >> -				if (!iommu->external_domain)
> >> +				if (!iommu->external_domain &&
> >> +				    !iommu->dirty_page_tracking)
> >>  					vfio_iommu_unmap_unpin_all(iommu);
> >>  				else
> >>  					vfio_iommu_unmap_unpin_reaccount(iommu);  
> > 
> > .
> >   
> 


  reply	other threads:[~2021-01-12 19:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-07  9:28 [PATCH 0/5] vfio/iommu_type1: Some fixes about " Keqian Zhu
2021-01-07  9:28 ` [PATCH 1/5] vfio/iommu_type1: Fixes vfio_dma_populate_bitmap to avoid dirty lose Keqian Zhu
2021-01-12 21:20   ` Alex Williamson
2021-01-13 12:35     ` Kirti Wankhede
2021-01-13 15:13       ` Alex Williamson
2021-01-14 13:05     ` Keqian Zhu
2021-01-14 17:14       ` Alex Williamson
2021-01-15  9:41         ` Keqian Zhu
2021-01-07  9:28 ` [PATCH 2/5] vfio/iommu_type1: Populate dirty bitmap for new vfio_dma Keqian Zhu
2021-01-07  9:28 ` [PATCH 3/5] vfio/iommu_type1: Populate dirty bitmap when attach group Keqian Zhu
2021-01-07  9:29 ` [PATCH 4/5] vfio/iommu_type1: Carefully use unmap_unpin_all during dirty tracking Keqian Zhu
2021-01-11 21:49   ` Alex Williamson
2021-01-12 12:04     ` Keqian Zhu
2021-01-12 19:53       ` Alex Williamson [this message]
2021-01-14 12:11         ` Keqian Zhu
2021-01-07  9:29 ` [PATCH 5/5] vfio/iommu_type1: Move sanity_check_pfn_list to unmap_unpin_all Keqian Zhu

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