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Date:   Thu, 29 Oct 2020 23:00:05 -0500
From:   ljp <ljp@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:     Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@...ux.ibm.com>
Cc:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, Dany Madden <drt@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        Lijun Pan <ljp@...ux.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/1] powerpc/vnic: Extend "failover pending" window

On 2020-10-23 19:02, Sukadev Bhattiprolu wrote:
> Lijun Pan [ljp@...ux.vnet.ibm.com] wrote:
>>    On Oct 19, 2020, at 2:52 PM, Sukadev Bhattiprolu
>>    <[1]sukadev@...ux.ibm.com> wrote:
>> 
>>    From 67f8977f636e462a1cd1eadb28edd98ef4f2b756 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 
>> 2001
>>    From: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <[2]sukadev@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
>>    Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 11:18:41 -0700
>>    Subject: [PATCH 1/1] powerpc/vnic: Extend "failover pending" window
>>    Commit 5a18e1e0c193b introduced the 'failover_pending' state to 
>> track
>>    the "failover pending window" - where we wait for the partner to 
>> become
>>    ready (after a transport event) before actually attempting to 
>> failover.
>>    i.e window is between following two events:
>>           a. we get a transport event due to a FAILOVER
>>           b. later, we get CRQ_INITIALIZED indicating the partner is
>>              ready  at which point we schedule a FAILOVER reset.
>>    and ->failover_pending is true during this window.
>>    If during this window, we attempt to open (or close) a device, we
>>    pretend
>>    that the operation succeded and let the FAILOVER reset path 
>> complete
>>    the
>>    operation.
>>    This is fine, except if the transport event ("a" above) occurs 
>> during
>>    the
>>    open and after open has already checked whether a failover is 
>> pending.
>>    If
>>    that happens, we fail the open, which can cause the boot scripts to
>>    leave
>>    the interface down requiring administrator to manually bring up the
>>    device.
>>    This fix "extends" the failover pending window till we are 
>> _actually_
>>    ready to perform the failover reset (i.e until after we get the 
>> RTNL
>>    lock). Since open() holds the RTNL lock, we can be sure that we 
>> either
>>    finish the open or if the open() fails due to the failover pending
>>    window,
>>    we can again pretend that open is done and let the failover 
>> complete
>>    it.
>>    Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <[3]sukadev@...ux.ibm.com>
>>    ---
>>    Changelog [v2]:
>>    [Brian King] Ensure we clear failover_pending during hard reset
>>    ---
>>    drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmvnic.c | 36 
>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
>>    1 file changed, 32 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>>    diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmvnic.c
>>    b/drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmvnic.c
>>    index 1b702a43a5d0..2a0f6f6820db 100644
>>    --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmvnic.c
>>    +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmvnic.c
>>    @@ -1197,18 +1197,27 @@ static int ibmvnic_open(struct net_device
>>    *netdev)
>>    if (adapter->state != VNIC_CLOSED) {
>>    rc = ibmvnic_login(netdev);
>>    if (rc)
>>    - return rc;
>>    + goto out;
>>    rc = init_resources(adapter);
>>    if (rc) {
>>    netdev_err(netdev, "failed to initialize resources\n");
>>    release_resources(adapter);
>>    - return rc;
>>    + goto out;
>>    }
>>    }
>>    rc = __ibmvnic_open(netdev);
>>    +out:
>>    + /*
>>    + * If open fails due to a pending failover, set device state and
>>    + * return. Device operation will be handled by reset routine.
>>    + */
>>    + if (rc && adapter->failover_pending) {
>>    + adapter->state = VNIC_OPEN;
>>    + rc = 0;
>>    + }
>>    return rc;
>>    }
>>    @@ -1931,6 +1940,13 @@ static int do_reset(struct ibmvnic_adapter
>>    *adapter,
>>      rwi->reset_reason);
>>    rtnl_lock();
>>    + /*
>>    + * Now that we have the rtnl lock, clear any pending failover.
>>    + * This will ensure ibmvnic_open() has either completed or will
>>    + * block until failover is complete.
>>    + */
>>    + if (rwi->reset_reason == VNIC_RESET_FAILOVER)
>>    + adapter->failover_pending = false;
>>    netif_carrier_off(netdev);
>>    adapter->reset_reason = rwi->reset_reason;
>>    @@ -2211,6 +2227,13 @@ static void __ibmvnic_reset(struct 
>> work_struct
>>    *work)
>>    /* CHANGE_PARAM requestor holds rtnl_lock */
>>    rc = do_change_param_reset(adapter, rwi, reset_state);
>>    } else if (adapter->force_reset_recovery) {
>>    + /*
>>    + * Since we are doing a hard reset now, clear the
>>    + * failover_pending flag so we don't ignore any
>>    + * future MOBILITY or other resets.
>>    + */
>>    + adapter->failover_pending = false;
>>    +
>> 
>>    I think it would be better to put above chunk of code to
>>    do_hard_reset()
>>    like you do for do_reset(),  if you really want to extend the 
>> window
> 
> I put it here because we clear the other flags like 
> force_reset_recovery
> also. I have been considering moving the check ->wait_for_reset and the
> rtnl lock also into do_hard_reset(). I will queue that reorg separate
> from this bug fix.

Since you also have the idea of moving all of them to do_hard_reset in 
the future,
why not just put the adapter->failover_pending=false to do_hard_reset 
now?

> 
>>    this way.
>>    Extending the window that long may cause some resets being
>>    skipped in some scenarios though I don’t know yet.
> 
> Yes hard to prove, but we have run several tests on this and seems to
> be working.
> 
>>    We have already seen the migration reset being skipped in some 
>> cases.
> 
> Is that happening due to this patch or in general? If a migration 
> occurs
> while failover is pending, we should review the best way to handle 
> that.
> Will failover complete in such a case or should we punt the failover 
> and
> process migration instead? I think that should be addressed separately
> because that window is smaller but is there even without this patch?
> 
>>    So my point is extending the window is kind of risky, and do we 
>> have an
>>    alternative to address the "open” problem you want to solve 
>> originally?
>>    For example, would it be a viable approach to only change the code 
>> in
>>    ibmvnic_open() or __ibmvnic_open(), but not extend this window?
> 
> Not sure. We could try and block the open until failover is completed
> but a) that could still timeout the application and b) Existing code
> "pretends" that failover occurred "just after" open succeeded, so marks
> the open successful and lets the failover complete the open.
> 

Please explain it in the commit message in v3 such that it is easier to 
track
the history by future contributors; this version has format issue 
anyway.

Other than that, I am fine with the current approach.

Reviewed-by: Lijun Pan <ljp@...ux.ibm.com>

> Besides, we should also not assume that the failover window will be
> short right?
> 
>> 
>>    /* Transport event occurred during previous reset */
>>    if (adapter->wait_for_reset) {
>>    /* Previous was CHANGE_PARAM; caller locked */
>>    @@ -2275,9 +2298,15 @@ static int ibmvnic_reset(struct 
>> ibmvnic_adapter
>>    *adapter,
>>    unsigned long flags;
>>    int ret;
>>    + /*
>>    + * If failover is pending don't schedule any other reset.
>>    + * Instead let the failover complete. If there is already a
>>    + * a failover reset scheduled, we will detect and drop the
>>    + * duplicate reset when walking the ->rwi_list below.
>>    + */
>>    if (adapter->state == VNIC_REMOVING ||
>>       adapter->state == VNIC_REMOVED ||
>>    -    adapter->failover_pending) {
>>    +    (adapter->failover_pending && reason != VNIC_RESET_FAILOVER)) 
>> {
>>    ret = EBUSY;
>>    netdev_dbg(netdev, "Adapter removing or pending failover, skipping
>>    reset\n");
>>    goto err;
>>    @@ -4653,7 +4682,6 @@ static void ibmvnic_handle_crq(union 
>> ibmvnic_crq
>>    *crq,
>>    case IBMVNIC_CRQ_INIT:
>>    dev_info(dev, "Partner initialized\n");
>>    adapter->from_passive_init = true;
>>    - adapter->failover_pending = false;
>>    if (!completion_done(&adapter->init_done)) {
>>    complete(&adapter->init_done);
>>    adapter->init_done_rc = -EIO;
>>    --
>>    2.25.4
>> 
>> References
>> 
>>    1. mailto:sukadev@...ux.ibm.com
>>    2. mailto:sukadev@...ux.vnet.ibm.com
>>    3. mailto:sukadev@...ux.ibm.com

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