[V3,07/10] vhost: don't do synchronize_rcu() in vhost_uninit_vq_maps()
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Message ID 20190807065449.23373-8-jasowang@redhat.com
State Superseded
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  • Fixes for metadata accelreation
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Jason Wang Aug. 7, 2019, 6:54 a.m. UTC
There's no need for RCU synchronization in vhost_uninit_vq_maps()
since we've already serialized with readers (memory accessors). This
also avoid the possible userspace DOS through ioctl() because of the
possible high latency caused by synchronize_rcu().

Reported-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
Fixes: 7f466032dc9e ("vhost: access vq metadata through kernel virtual address")
Signed-off-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>
---
 drivers/vhost/vhost.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
index c12cdadb0855..cfc11f9ed9c9 100644
--- a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
+++ b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
@@ -333,7 +333,9 @@  static void vhost_uninit_vq_maps(struct vhost_virtqueue *vq)
 	}
 	spin_unlock(&vq->mmu_lock);
 
-	synchronize_rcu();
+	/* No need for synchronize_rcu() or kfree_rcu() since we are
+	 * serialized with memory accessors (e.g vq mutex held).
+	 */
 
 	for (i = 0; i < VHOST_NUM_ADDRS; i++)
 		if (map[i])