virtio: fix race in enable_cb
authorChristian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>
Fri, 14 Mar 2008 13:17:05 +0000 (14:17 +0100)
committerRusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:58:21 +0000 (22:58 +1100)
commit4265f161b6bb7b31163671329b1142b9023bf4e3
tree1494768aaf38407ca8f1336f6ae80301b27135bb
parentda74e89d40995600b3b07ac500084920247687ce
virtio: fix race in enable_cb

There is a race in virtio_net, dealing with disabling/enabling the callback.
I saw the following oops:

kernel BUG at /space/kvm/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c:218!
illegal operation: 0001 [#1] SMP
Modules linked in: sunrpc dm_mod
CPU: 2 Not tainted 2.6.25-rc1zlive-host-10623-gd358142-dirty #99
Process swapper (pid: 0, task: 000000000f85a610, ksp: 000000000f873c60)
Krnl PSW : 0404300180000000 00000000002b81a6 (vring_disable_cb+0x16/0x20)
           R:0 T:1 IO:0 EX:0 Key:0 M:1 W:0 P:0 AS:0 CC:3 PM:0 EA:3
Krnl GPRS: 0000000000000001 0000000000000001 0000000010005800 0000000000000001
           000000000f3a0900 000000000f85a610 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
           0000000000000000 000000000f870000 0000000000000000 0000000000001237
           000000000f3a0920 000000000010ff74 00000000002846f6 000000000fa0bcd8
Krnl Code: 00000000002b819a: a7110001           tmll    %r1,1
           00000000002b819e: a7840004           brc     8,2b81a6
           00000000002b81a2: a7f40001           brc     15,2b81a4
          >00000000002b81a6: a51b0001           oill    %r1,1
           00000000002b81aa: 40102000           sth     %r1,0(%r2)
           00000000002b81ae: 07fe               bcr     15,%r14
           00000000002b81b0: eb7ff0380024       stmg    %r7,%r15,56(%r15)
           00000000002b81b6: a7f13e00           tmll    %r15,15872
Call Trace:
([<000000000fa0bcd0>] 0xfa0bcd0)
 [<00000000002b8350>] vring_interrupt+0x5c/0x6c
 [<000000000010ab08>] do_extint+0xb8/0xf0
 [<0000000000110716>] ext_no_vtime+0x16/0x1a
 [<0000000000107e72>] cpu_idle+0x1c2/0x1e0

The problem can be triggered with a high amount of host->guest traffic.
I think its the following race:

poll says netif_rx_complete
poll calls enable_cb
enable_cb opens the interrupt mask
a new packet comes, an interrupt is triggered----\
enable_cb sees that there is more work           |
enable_cb disables the interrupt                 |
       .                                         V
       .                            interrupt is delivered
       .                            skb_recv_done does atomic napi test, ok
 some waiting                       disable_cb is called->check fails->bang!
       .
poll would do napi check
poll would do disable_cb

The fix is to let enable_cb not disable the interrupt again, but expect the
caller to do the cleanup if it returns false. In that case, the interrupt is
only disabled, if the napi test_set_bit was successful.

Signed-off-by: Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> (cleaned up doco)
drivers/net/virtio_net.c
drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
include/linux/virtio.h