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From: Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>
To: Peter Xu <peterx@redhat.com>
Cc: "Paolo Bonzini" <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	"Paul Mackerras" <paulus@ozlabs.org>,
	"Christian Borntraeger" <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>,
	"Janosch Frank" <frankja@linux.ibm.com>,
	"David Hildenbrand" <david@redhat.com>,
	"Cornelia Huck" <cohuck@redhat.com>,
	"Vitaly Kuznetsov" <vkuznets@redhat.com>,
	"Wanpeng Li" <wanpengli@tencent.com>,
	"Jim Mattson" <jmattson@google.com>,
	"Joerg Roedel" <joro@8bytes.org>, "Marc Zyngier" <maz@kernel.org>,
	"James Morse" <james.morse@arm.com>,
	"Julien Thierry" <julien.thierry.kdev@gmail.com>,
	"Suzuki K Poulose" <suzuki.poulose@arm.com>,
	linux-mips@vger.kernel.org, kvm@vger.kernel.org,
	kvm-ppc@vger.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	"Christoffer Dall" <christoffer.dall@arm.com>,
	"Philippe Mathieu-Daudé" <f4bug@amsat.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 01/19] KVM: x86: Allocate new rmap and large page tracking when moving memslot
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020 21:05:19 -0800
Message-ID: <20200206050518.GA9401@linux.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200206025858.GK387680@xz-x1>

On Wed, Feb 05, 2020 at 09:58:58PM -0500, Peter Xu wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 05, 2020 at 06:17:15PM -0800, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 05, 2020 at 09:00:31PM -0500, Peter Xu wrote:
> > > On Wed, Feb 05, 2020 at 03:55:33PM -0800, Sean Christopherson wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Feb 05, 2020 at 04:49:52PM -0500, Peter Xu wrote:
> > > > > Instead of calling kvm_arch_create_memslot() explicitly again here,
> > > > > can it be replaced by below?
> > > > > 
> > > > > diff --git a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
> > > > > index 72b45f491692..85a7b02fd752 100644
> > > > > --- a/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
> > > > > +++ b/virt/kvm/kvm_main.c
> > > > > @@ -1144,7 +1144,7 @@ int __kvm_set_memory_region(struct kvm *kvm,
> > > > >                 new.dirty_bitmap = NULL;
> > > > >  
> > > > >         r = -ENOMEM;
> > > > > -       if (change == KVM_MR_CREATE) {
> > > > > +       if (change == KVM_MR_CREATE || change == KVM_MR_MOVE) {
> > > > >                 new.userspace_addr = mem->userspace_addr;
> > > > >  
> > > > >                 if (kvm_arch_create_memslot(kvm, &new, npages))
> > > > 
> > > > No, because other architectures don't need to re-allocate new metadata on
> > > > MOVE and rely on __kvm_set_memory_region() to copy @arch from old to new,
> > > > e.g. see kvmppc_core_create_memslot_hv().
> > > 
> > > Yes it's only required in x86, but iiuc it also will still work for
> > > ppc?  Say, in that case ppc won't copy @arch from old to new, and
> > > kvmppc_core_free_memslot_hv() will free the old, however it should
> > > still work.
> > 
> > No, calling kvm_arch_create_memslot() for MOVE will result in PPC leaking
> > memory due to overwriting slot->arch.rmap with a new allocation.
> 
> Why?  For the MOVE case, kvm_arch_create_memslot() will create a new
> rmap for the "new" memslot.  If the whole procedure succeeded,
> kvm_free_memslot() will free the old rmap.  If it failed,
> kvm_free_memslot() will free the new rmap if !NULL.  Looks fine?

Oh, I see what you're suggesting.   Please god no.

This is a bug fix that needs to be backported to stable.  Arbitrarily
changing PPC behavior is a bad idea, especially since I don't know squat
about the PPC rmap behavior.

If it happens to fix a PPC rmap bug, then PPC should get an explicit fix.
If it's not a bug fix, then at best it is a minor performance hit due to an
extra allocation and the need to refill the rmap.  Worst case scenario it
breaks PPC.

And unless this were a temporary change, which would be silly, I would have
to carry forward the change into "KVM: PPC: Move memslot memory allocation
into prepare_memory_region()", and again, I don't know squat about PPC.

I also don't want to effectively introduce a misnamed function, even if
only temporarily, e.g. it's kvm_arch_create_memslot(), not
kvm_arch_create_or_move_memslot(), because the whole flow gets reworked a
few patches later.

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Thread overview: 70+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-21 22:31 [PATCH v5 00/19] KVM: Dynamically size memslot arrays Sean Christopherson
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 01/19] KVM: x86: Allocate new rmap and large page tracking when moving memslot Sean Christopherson
2020-02-05 21:49   ` Peter Xu
2020-02-05 23:55     ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06  2:00       ` Peter Xu
2020-02-06  2:17         ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06  2:58           ` Peter Xu
2020-02-06  5:05             ` Sean Christopherson [this message]
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 02/19] KVM: Reinstall old memslots if arch preparation fails Sean Christopherson
2020-02-05 22:08   ` Peter Xu
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 03/19] KVM: Don't free new memslot if allocation of said memslot fails Sean Christopherson
2020-02-05 22:28   ` Peter Xu
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 04/19] KVM: PPC: Move memslot memory allocation into prepare_memory_region() Sean Christopherson
2020-02-05 22:41   ` Peter Xu
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 05/19] KVM: x86: Allocate memslot resources during prepare_memory_region() Sean Christopherson
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 06/19] KVM: Drop kvm_arch_create_memslot() Sean Christopherson
2020-02-05 22:45   ` Peter Xu
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 07/19] KVM: Explicitly free allocated-but-unused dirty bitmap Sean Christopherson
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 08/19] KVM: Refactor error handling for setting memory region Sean Christopherson
2020-02-05 22:48   ` Peter Xu
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 09/19] KVM: Move setting of memslot into helper routine Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06 16:26   ` Peter Xu
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 10/19] KVM: Drop "const" attribute from old memslot in commit_memory_region() Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06 16:26   ` Peter Xu
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 11/19] KVM: x86: Free arrays for old memslot when moving memslot's base gfn Sean Christopherson
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 12/19] KVM: Move memslot deletion to helper function Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06 16:14   ` Peter Xu
2020-02-06 16:28     ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06 16:51       ` Peter Xu
2020-02-07 17:59         ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-07 18:07           ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-07 18:17           ` Peter Xu
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 13/19] KVM: Simplify kvm_free_memslot() and all its descendents Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06 16:29   ` Peter Xu
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 14/19] KVM: Clean up local variable usage in __kvm_set_memory_region() Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06 19:06   ` Peter Xu
2020-02-06 19:22     ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06 19:36       ` Peter Xu
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 15/19] KVM: Provide common implementation for generic dirty log functions Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06 20:02   ` Peter Xu
2020-02-06 21:21     ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06 21:41       ` Peter Xu
2020-02-07 19:45         ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-08  0:18           ` Peter Xu
2020-02-08  0:42             ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-08  0:53               ` Peter Xu
2020-02-08  1:29                 ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-17 15:39                   ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-02-18 17:10                     ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-17 15:35           ` Vitaly Kuznetsov
2020-02-06 21:24   ` Peter Xu
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 16/19] KVM: Ensure validity of memslot with respect to kvm_get_dirty_log() Sean Christopherson
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 17/19] KVM: Terminate memslot walks via used_slots Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06 21:09   ` Peter Xu
2020-02-07 18:33     ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-07 20:39       ` Peter Xu
2020-02-07 21:10         ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-07 21:46           ` Peter Xu
2020-02-07 22:03             ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-07 22:24               ` Peter Xu
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 18/19] KVM: Dynamically size memslot array based on number of used slots Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06 22:12   ` Peter Xu
2020-02-07 15:38     ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-07 16:05       ` Peter Xu
2020-02-07 16:15         ` Sean Christopherson
2020-02-07 16:37           ` Peter Xu
2020-02-07 16:47             ` Sean Christopherson
2020-01-21 22:31 ` [PATCH v5 19/19] KVM: selftests: Add test for KVM_SET_USER_MEMORY_REGION Sean Christopherson
2020-02-06 22:30   ` Peter Xu
2020-02-06 23:11     ` Sean Christopherson

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