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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/3] virtio: introduce grab/release_ioeventfd to

From: Christian Borntraeger
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 1/3] virtio: introduce grab/release_ioeventfd to fix vhost
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:15:32 +0100
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On 11/16/2016 07:05 PM, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> Following the recent refactoring of virtio notifiers [1], more specifically
> the patch ed08a2a0b ("virtio: use virtio_bus_set_host_notifier to
> start/stop ioeventfd") that uses virtio_bus_set_host_notifier [2]
> by default, core virtio code requires 'ioeventfd_started' to be set
> to true/false when the host notifiers are configured.
> When vhost is stopped and started, however, there is a stop followed by
> another start. Since ioeventfd_started was never set to true, the 'stop'
> operation triggered by virtio_bus_set_host_notifier() will not result
> in a call to virtio_pci_ioeventfd_assign(assign=false). This leaves
> the memory regions with stale notifiers and results on the next start
> triggering the following assertion:
>   kvm_mem_ioeventfd_add: error adding ioeventfd: File exists
>   Aborted
> This patch reintroduces (hopefully in a cleaner way) the concept
> that was present with ioeventfd_disabled before the refactoring.
> When ioeventfd_grabbed>0, ioeventfd_started tracks whether ioeventfd
> should be enabled or not, but ioeventfd is actually not started at
> all until vhost releases the host notifiers.
> [1] http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-10/msg07748.html
> [2] http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-10/msg07760.html
> Reported-by: Felipe Franciosi <address@hidden>
> Reported-by: Christian Borntraeger <address@hidden>
> Reported-by: Alex Williamson <address@hidden>
> Fixes: ed08a2a0b ("virtio: use virtio_bus_set_host_notifier to start/stop 
> ioeventfd")
> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden>
> Message-Id: <address@hidden>
> Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden>
> ---
>         v1->v2: more comments [Cornelia]

As this seems to fix a functional issues, is there any chance to apply this
patch now and not wait for the discussion about patch 2 and 3 to calm down?

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