lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:56:42 +0100
From:   Stefano Garzarella <>
        Jason Wang <>,,, "Michael S. Tsirkin" <>
Subject: [RFC PATCH] vhost: cache avail index in vhost_enable_notify()

In vhost_enable_notify() we enable the notifications and we read
the avail index to check if new buffers have become available in
the meantime. In this case, the device would go to re-read avail
index to access the descriptor.

As we already do in other place, we can cache the value in `avail_idx`
and compare it with `last_avail_idx` to check if there are new
buffers available.

Signed-off-by: Stefano Garzarella <>
 drivers/vhost/vhost.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
index 59edb5a1ffe2..07363dff559e 100644
--- a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
+++ b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
@@ -2543,8 +2543,9 @@ bool vhost_enable_notify(struct vhost_dev *dev, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq)
 		       &vq->avail->idx, r);
 		return false;
+	vq->avail_idx = vhost16_to_cpu(vq, avail_idx);
-	return vhost16_to_cpu(vq, avail_idx) != vq->avail_idx;
+	return vq->avail_idx != vq->last_avail_idx;

Powered by blists - more mailing lists