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Date:   Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:03:02 +0100
From:   Eugenio Perez Martin <eperezma@...hat.com>
To:     "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>
Cc:     Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@...ibm.com>,
        "virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org" 
        <virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org>,
        Stephen Rothwell <sfr@...b.auug.org.au>,
        Linux Next Mailing List <linux-next@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        kvm list <kvm@...r.kernel.org>,
        Halil Pasic <pasic@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Cornelia Huck <cohuck@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: vhost changes (batched) in linux-next after 12/13 trigger random
 crashes in KVM guests after reboot

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 2:58 PM Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@...hat.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 02:04:54PM +0100, Eugenio PĂ©rez wrote:
> > On Mon, 2020-02-10 at 12:01 +0100, Christian Borntraeger wrote:
> > >
> > > On 10.02.20 10:47, Eugenio Perez Martin wrote:
> > > > Hi Christian.
> > > >
> > > > I'm not able to reproduce the failure with eccb852f1fe6bede630e2e4f1a121a81e34354ab commit. Could you add more data?
> > > > Your configuration (libvirt or qemu line), and host's dmesg output if any?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks!
> > >
> > > If it was not obvious, this is on s390x, a big endian system.
> > >
> >
> > Hi Christian. Thank you very much for your fast responses.
> >
> > Could you try this patch on top of eccb852f1fe6bede630e2e4f1a121a81e34354ab?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > >From 71d0f9108a18aa894cc0c0c1c7efbad39f465a27 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> > From: =?UTF-8?q?Eugenio=20P=C3=A9rez?= <
> > eperezma@...hat.com>
> > Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:19:10 +0100
> > Subject: [PATCH] vhost: fix return value of vhost_get_vq_desc
> >
> > Before of the batch change, it was the chain's head. Need to keep that
> > way or we will not be able to free a chain of descriptors.
>
> I think it's cleaner to have all descriptors in the chain
> have the same id.
>

Hi Michael.

Not sure if I understood you correctly. All the descriptors in the
chain still have the same id, this just returns the first one instead
of update it in every loop iteration. Can left unapplied in the final
version though, is up to you.

> > Fixes: eccb852f1fe6 ("vhost: batching fetches")
> > ---
> >  drivers/vhost/vhost.c | 3 +--
> >  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
> > index b5a51b1f2e79..fc422c3e5c08 100644
> > --- a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
> > +++ b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
> > @@ -2409,12 +2409,11 @@ int vhost_get_vq_desc(struct vhost_virtqueue *vq,
> >                       *out_num += ret;
> >               }
> >
> > -             ret = desc->id;
> > -
> >               if (!(desc->flags & VRING_DESC_F_NEXT))
> >                       break;
> >       }
> >
> > +     ret = vq->descs[vq->first_desc].id;
> >       vq->first_desc = i + 1;
> >
> >       return ret;
> > --
> > 2.18.1
>

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