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[Qemu-devel] commit : "virtio: set ISR on dataplane notifications" break

From: Brad Campbell
Subject: [Qemu-devel] commit : "virtio: set ISR on dataplane notifications" breaks virtio-pci network on linux guest.
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:21:32 +0800
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G'day all,

Upgrading from 2.7.1 to 2.8 on my machines here leaves the guests without networking. All guests are using a vanilla self-compiled 4.8.12 kernel. The host is using a 4.9.3 kernel.

Guests are using virtio networking into a bridge on the host.

tcpdump on the bridge shows the guests sending dhcp requests and the host sending replies, but the replies never make it into the guest.

A bisect between 2.7.1 & 2.8 shows the following commit at fault.

This would appear to be the same fault as mentioned here : https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=221434

It's no issue for me to leave my hosts at 2.7, but in case it hadn't been raised I thought I'd track it down and report it.

address@hidden:~/qemu$ git bisect good
83d768b5640946b7da55ce8335509df297e2c7cd is the first bad commit
commit 83d768b5640946b7da55ce8335509df297e2c7cd
Author: Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden>
Date:   Fri Nov 18 16:07:02 2016 +0100

    virtio: set ISR on dataplane notifications

    Dataplane has been omitting forever the step of setting ISR when
    an interrupt is raised.  This caused little breakage, because the
    specification actually says that ISR may not be updated in MSI mode.

    Some versions of the Windows drivers however didn't clear MSI mode
    correctly, and proceeded using polling mode (using ISR, not the used
    ring index!) for crashdump and hibernation.  If it were just crashdump
    and hibernation it would not be a big deal, but recent releases of
    Windows do not really shut down, but rather log out and hibernate to
    make the next startup faster.  Hence, this manifested as a more serious
    hang during shutdown with e.g. Windows 8.1 and virtio-win 1.8.0 RPMs.
    Newer versions fixed this, while older versions do not use MSI at all.

    The failure has always been there for virtio dataplane, but it became
    visible after commits 9ffe337 ("virtio-blk: always use dataplane path
    if ioeventfd is active", 2016-10-30) and ad07cd6 ("virtio-scsi: always
    use dataplane path if ioeventfd is active", 2016-10-30) made virtio-blk
    and virtio-scsi always use the dataplane code under KVM.  The good news
    therefore is that it was not a bug in the patches---they were doing
exactly what they were meant for, i.e. shake out remaining dataplane bugs.

    The fix is not hard, so it's worth arranging for the broken drivers.
    The virtio_should_notify+event_notifier_set pair that is common to
    virtio-blk and virtio-scsi dataplane is replaced with a new public
    function virtio_notify_irqfd that also sets ISR.  The irqfd emulation
    code now need not set ISR anymore, so virtio_irq is removed.

    Reviewed-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden>
    Tested-by: Farhan Ali <address@hidden>
    Tested-by: Alex Williamson <address@hidden>
    Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden>
    Reviewed-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <address@hidden>
    Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <address@hidden>

:040000 040000 fa35e9e7e6b49f32f4c5b24586f65ca7f2e6fc73 282ecd3bb6c512e135b3e10d70de6c9bc306203e M hw :040000 040000 6ded15de7a064a8c00ac60d3f61e09e5d66a5cdd 7dc07e32776505c037da7bd9e95a78c2518fa458 M include


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