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From: "Dr. David Alan Gilbert" <dgilbert@redhat.com>
To: Cornelia Huck <cohuck@redhat.com>
Cc: "Tian, Kevin" <kevin.tian@intel.com>,
	"Liu, Yi L" <yi.l.liu@intel.com>,
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	Kirti Wankhede <kwankhede@nvidia.com>,
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	"felipe@nutanix.com" <felipe@nutanix.com>,
	"jonathan.davies@nutanix.com" <jonathan.davies@nutanix.com>,
	Yan Zhao <yan.y.zhao@intel.com>,
	"Liu, Changpeng" <changpeng.liu@intel.com>,
	"Ken.Xue@amd.com" <Ken.Xue@amd.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v16 QEMU 08/16] vfio: Register SaveVMHandlers for VFIO device
Date: Wed, 6 May 2020 17:53:05 +0100
Message-ID: <20200506165305.GP2743@work-vm> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200506115856.012c88d8.cohuck@redhat.com>

* Cornelia Huck (cohuck@redhat.com) wrote:
> On Wed, 6 May 2020 02:38:46 -0400
> Yan Zhao <yan.y.zhao@intel.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, May 05, 2020 at 12:37:26PM +0800, Alex Williamson wrote:
> > > It's been a long time, but that doesn't seem like what I was asking.
> > > The sysfs version checking is used to select a target that is likely to
> > > succeed, but the migration stream is still generated by a user and the
> > > vendor driver is still ultimately responsible for validating that
> > > stream.  I would hope that a vendor migration stream therefore starts
> > > with information similar to that found in the sysfs interface, allowing
> > > the receiving vendor driver to validate the source device and vendor
> > > software version, such that we can fail an incoming migration that the
> > > vendor driver deems incompatible.  Ideally the vendor driver might also
> > > include consistency and sequence checking throughout the stream to
> > > prevent a malicious user from exploiting the internal operation of the
> > > vendor driver.  Thanks,
> 
> Some kind of somewhat standardized marker for driver/version seems like
> a good idea. Further checking is also a good idea, but I think the
> details of that need to be left to the individual drivers.

Standardised markers like that would be useful; although the rules of
how to compare them might be a bit vendor specific; but still - it would
be good for us to be able to dump something out when it all goes wrong.

> > >   
> > maybe we can add a rw field migration_version in
> > struct vfio_device_migration_info besides sysfs interface ?
> > 
> > when reading it in src, it gets the same string as that from sysfs;
> > when writing it in target, it returns success or not to check
> > compatibility and fails the migration early in setup phase.
> 
> Getting both populated from the same source seems like a good idea.
> 
> Not sure if a string is the best value to put into a migration stream;
> maybe the sysfs interface can derive a human-readable string from a
> more compact value to be put into the migration region (and ultimately
> the stream)? Might be overengineering, just thinking out aloud here.

A string might be OK fi you specify a little about it.

Dave

--
Dr. David Alan Gilbert / dgilbert@redhat.com / Manchester, UK



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Thread overview: 74+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-24 21:08 [PATCH v16 QEMU 00/16] Add migration support for VFIO devices Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:08 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 01/16] vfio: KABI for migration interface - Kernel header placeholder Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 02/16] vfio: Add function to unmap VFIO region Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 03/16] vfio: Add vfio_get_object callback to VFIODeviceOps Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 04/16] vfio: Add save and load functions for VFIO PCI devices Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-25 19:56   ` Alex Williamson
2020-03-26 17:29     ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-03-26 17:38       ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-04 23:18     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-05  4:37       ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-06  6:11         ` Yan Zhao
2020-05-06 19:48           ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-06 20:03             ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-07  5:40               ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-07 18:14                 ` Alex Williamson
2020-03-26 17:46   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-04 23:19     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-04-07  4:10   ` Longpeng (Mike, Cloud Infrastructure Service Product Dept.)
2020-05-04 23:21     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 05/16] vfio: Add migration region initialization and finalize function Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-26 17:52   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-04 23:19     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-19 19:32       ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 06/16] vfio: Add VM state change handler to know state of VM Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 07/16] vfio: Add migration state change notifier Kirti Wankhede
2020-04-01 11:27   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-04 23:20     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 08/16] vfio: Register SaveVMHandlers for VFIO device Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-25 21:02   ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-04 23:19     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-05  4:37       ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-06  6:38         ` Yan Zhao
2020-05-06  9:58           ` Cornelia Huck
2020-05-06 16:53             ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert [this message]
2020-05-06 19:30               ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-07  6:37                 ` Cornelia Huck
2020-05-07 20:29                 ` Alex Williamson
2020-04-01 17:36   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-04 23:20     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 09/16] vfio: Add save state functions to SaveVMHandlers Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-25 22:03   ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-04 23:18     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-05  4:37       ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-11  9:53         ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-11 15:59           ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-12  2:06           ` Yan Zhao
2020-05-09  5:31   ` Yan Zhao
2020-05-11 10:22     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-05-12  0:50       ` Yan Zhao
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 10/16] vfio: Add load " Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-25 22:36   ` Alex Williamson
2020-04-01 18:58   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-04 23:20     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 11/16] iommu: add callback to get address limit IOMMU supports Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 12/16] memory: Set DIRTY_MEMORY_MIGRATION when IOMMU is enabled Kirti Wankhede
2020-04-01 19:00   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-04-01 19:42     ` Alex Williamson
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 13/16] vfio: Add function to start and stop dirty pages tracking Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-26 19:10   ` Alex Williamson
2020-05-04 23:20     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-04-01 19:03   ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-05-04 23:21     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 14/16] vfio: Add vfio_listener_log_sync to mark dirty pages Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-25  2:19   ` Yan Zhao
2020-03-26 19:46   ` Alex Williamson
2020-04-01 19:08     ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2020-04-01  5:50   ` Yan Zhao
2020-04-03 20:11     ` Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 15/16] vfio: Add ioctl to get dirty pages bitmap during dma unmap Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 21:09 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 16/16] vfio: Make vfio-pci device migration capable Kirti Wankhede
2020-03-24 23:36 ` [PATCH v16 QEMU 00/16] Add migration support for VFIO devices no-reply
2020-03-31 18:34 ` Alex Williamson
2020-04-01  6:41   ` Yan Zhao
2020-04-01 18:34     ` Alex Williamson

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