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Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2023 12:37:53 -0500
From: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>
To: Arseniy Krasnov <avkrasnov@...utedevices.com>
Cc: Stefano Garzarella <sgarzare@...hat.com>,
	Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@...hat.com>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>,
	Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>,
	Bobby Eshleman <bobby.eshleman@...edance.com>, kvm@...r.kernel.org,
	virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, kernel@...rdevices.ru,
	oxffffaa@...il.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v5 2/3] virtio/vsock: send credit update during
 setting SO_RCVLOWAT

On Thu, Nov 30, 2023 at 06:41:56PM +0300, Arseniy Krasnov wrote:
> 
> 
> On 30.11.2023 17:11, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 30, 2023 at 08:58:58AM -0500, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> >> On Thu, Nov 30, 2023 at 04:43:34PM +0300, Arseniy Krasnov wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On 30.11.2023 16:42, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> >>> > On Thu, Nov 30, 2023 at 04:08:39PM +0300, Arseniy Krasnov wrote:
> >>> >> Send credit update message when SO_RCVLOWAT is updated and it is bigger
> >>> >> than number of bytes in rx queue. It is needed, because 'poll()' will
> >>> >> wait until number of bytes in rx queue will be not smaller than
> >>> >> SO_RCVLOWAT, so kick sender to send more data. Otherwise mutual hungup
> >>> >> for tx/rx is possible: sender waits for free space and receiver is
> >>> >> waiting data in 'poll()'.
> >>> >>
> >>> >> Signed-off-by: Arseniy Krasnov <avkrasnov@...utedevices.com>
> >>> >> ---
> >>> >>  Changelog:
> >>> >>  v1 -> v2:
> >>> >>   * Update commit message by removing 'This patch adds XXX' manner.
> >>> >>   * Do not initialize 'send_update' variable - set it directly during
> >>> >>     first usage.
> >>> >>  v3 -> v4:
> >>> >>   * Fit comment in 'virtio_transport_notify_set_rcvlowat()' to 80 chars.
> >>> >>  v4 -> v5:
> >>> >>   * Do not change callbacks order in transport structures.
> >>> >>
> >>> >>  drivers/vhost/vsock.c                   |  1 +
> >>> >>  include/linux/virtio_vsock.h            |  1 +
> >>> >>  net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport.c        |  1 +
> >>> >>  net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport_common.c | 27 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >>> >>  net/vmw_vsock/vsock_loopback.c          |  1 +
> >>> >>  5 files changed, 31 insertions(+)
> >>> >>
> >>> >> diff --git a/drivers/vhost/vsock.c b/drivers/vhost/vsock.c
> >>> >> index f75731396b7e..4146f80db8ac 100644
> >>> >> --- a/drivers/vhost/vsock.c
> >>> >> +++ b/drivers/vhost/vsock.c
> >>> >> @@ -451,6 +451,7 @@ static struct virtio_transport vhost_transport = {
> >>> >>          .notify_buffer_size       = virtio_transport_notify_buffer_size,
> >>> >>
> >>> >>          .read_skb = virtio_transport_read_skb,
> >>> >> +        .notify_set_rcvlowat      = virtio_transport_notify_set_rcvlowat
> >>> >>      },
> >>> >>
> >>> >>      .send_pkt = vhost_transport_send_pkt,
> >>> >> diff --git a/include/linux/virtio_vsock.h b/include/linux/virtio_vsock.h
> >>> >> index ebb3ce63d64d..c82089dee0c8 100644
> >>> >> --- a/include/linux/virtio_vsock.h
> >>> >> +++ b/include/linux/virtio_vsock.h
> >>> >> @@ -256,4 +256,5 @@ void virtio_transport_put_credit(struct virtio_vsock_sock *vvs, u32 credit);
> >>> >>  void virtio_transport_deliver_tap_pkt(struct sk_buff *skb);
> >>> >>  int virtio_transport_purge_skbs(void *vsk, struct sk_buff_head *list);
> >>> >>  int virtio_transport_read_skb(struct vsock_sock *vsk, skb_read_actor_t read_actor);
> >>> >> +int virtio_transport_notify_set_rcvlowat(struct vsock_sock *vsk, int val);
> >>> >>  #endif /* _LINUX_VIRTIO_VSOCK_H */
> >>> >> diff --git a/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport.c b/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport.c
> >>> >> index af5bab1acee1..8007593a3a93 100644
> >>> >> --- a/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport.c
> >>> >> +++ b/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport.c
> >>> >> @@ -539,6 +539,7 @@ static struct virtio_transport virtio_transport = {
> >>> >>          .notify_buffer_size       = virtio_transport_notify_buffer_size,
> >>> >>
> >>> >>          .read_skb = virtio_transport_read_skb,
> >>> >> +        .notify_set_rcvlowat      = virtio_transport_notify_set_rcvlowat
> >>> >>      },
> >>> >>
> >>> >>      .send_pkt = virtio_transport_send_pkt,
> >>> >> diff --git a/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport_common.c b/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport_common.c
> >>> >> index f6dc896bf44c..1cb556ad4597 100644
> >>> >> --- a/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport_common.c
> >>> >> +++ b/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport_common.c
> >>> >> @@ -1684,6 +1684,33 @@ int virtio_transport_read_skb(struct vsock_sock *vsk, skb_read_actor_t recv_acto
> >>> >>  }
> >>> >>  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(virtio_transport_read_skb);
> >>> >>
> >>> >> +int virtio_transport_notify_set_rcvlowat(struct vsock_sock *vsk, >> int val)
> >>> >> +{
> >>> >> +    struct virtio_vsock_sock *vvs = vsk->trans;
> >>> >> +    bool send_update;
> >>> >> +
> >>> >> +    spin_lock_bh(&vvs->rx_lock);
> >>> >> +
> >>> >> +    /* If number of available bytes is less than new SO_RCVLOWAT value,
> >>> >> +     * kick sender to send more data, because sender may sleep in >> its
> >>> >> +     * 'send()' syscall waiting for enough space at our side.
> >>> >> +     */
> >>> >> +    send_update = vvs->rx_bytes < val;
> >>> >> +
> >>> >> +    spin_unlock_bh(&vvs->rx_lock);
> >>> >> +
> >>> >> +    if (send_update) {
> >>> >> +        int err;
> >>> >> +
> >>> >> +        err = virtio_transport_send_credit_update(vsk);
> >>> >> +        if (err < 0)
> >>> >> +            return err;
> >>> >> +    }
> >>> >> +
> >>> >> +    return 0;
> >>> >> +}
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > I find it strange that this will send a credit update
> >>> > even if nothing changed since this was called previously.
> >>> > I'm not sure whether this is a problem protocol-wise,
> >>> > but it certainly was not envisioned when the protocol was
> >>> > built. WDYT?
> >>>
> >>> >From virtio spec I found:
> >>>
> >>> It is also valid to send a VIRTIO_VSOCK_OP_CREDIT_UPDATE packet without previously receiving a
> >>> VIRTIO_VSOCK_OP_CREDIT_REQUEST packet. This allows communicating updates any time a change
> >>> in buffer space occurs.
> >>> So I guess there is no limitations to send such type of packet, e.g. it is not
> >>> required to be a reply for some another packet. Please, correct me if im wrong.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks, Arseniy
> >>
> >>
> >> Absolutely. My point was different - with this patch it is possible
> >> that you are not adding any credits at all since the previous
> >> VIRTIO_VSOCK_OP_CREDIT_UPDATE.
> > 
> > I think the problem we're solving here is that since as an optimization we avoid sending the update for every byte we consume, but we put a threshold, then we make sure we update the peer.
> > 
> > A credit update contains a snapshot and sending it the same as the previous one should not create any problem.
> > 
> > My doubt now is that we only do this when we set RCVLOWAT , should we also do something when we consume bytes to avoid the optimization we have?
> 
> @Michael, Stefano just reproduced problem during bytes reading, but there is already old fix for this, which we forget to merge:)
> I think it must be included to this patchset.
> 
> https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/f304eabe-d2ef-11b1-f115-6967632f0339@sberdevices.ru/
> 
> Thanks, Arseniy


I generally don't merge patches tagged as RFC.
Repost without that tag?
Also, it looks like a bugfix we need either way, no?

> > 
> > Stefano
> > 


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