[dpdk-dev] [1/5] vhost: enforce avail index and desc read ordering

Ilya Maximets i.maximets at samsung.com
Tue Dec 11 11:38:46 CET 2018


On 05.12.2018 12:49, Maxime Coquelin wrote:
> A read barrier is required to ensure the ordering between
> available index and the descriptor reads is enforced.
> 
> Fixes: 4796ad63ba1f ("examples/vhost: import userspace vhost application")
> Cc: stable at dpdk.org
> 
> Reported-by: Jason Wang <jasowang at redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin at redhat.com>
> ---
>  lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c | 12 ++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)
> 

I'd like to have a bit more details about a bad scenario in a commit
message because it's not an obvious change at a first glance.

Otherwise,
Acked-by: Ilya Maximets <i.maximets at samsung.com>


> diff --git a/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c b/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c
> index 5e1a1a727..f11ebb54f 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c
> +++ b/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c
> @@ -791,6 +791,12 @@ virtio_dev_rx_split(struct virtio_net *dev, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq,
>  	rte_prefetch0(&vq->avail->ring[vq->last_avail_idx & (vq->size - 1)]);
>  	avail_head = *((volatile uint16_t *)&vq->avail->idx);
>  
> +	/*
> +	 * The ordering between avail index and
> +	 * desc reads needs to be enforced.
> +	 */
> +	rte_smp_rmb();
> +
>  	for (pkt_idx = 0; pkt_idx < count; pkt_idx++) {
>  		uint32_t pkt_len = pkts[pkt_idx]->pkt_len + dev->vhost_hlen;
>  		uint16_t nr_vec = 0;
> @@ -1373,6 +1379,12 @@ virtio_dev_tx_split(struct virtio_net *dev, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq,
>  	if (free_entries == 0)
>  		return 0;
>  
> +	/*
> +	 * The ordering between avail index and
> +	 * desc reads needs to be enforced.
> +	 */
> +	rte_smp_rmb();
> +
>  	VHOST_LOG_DEBUG(VHOST_DATA, "(%d) %s\n", dev->vid, __func__);
>  
>  	count = RTE_MIN(count, MAX_PKT_BURST);
> 


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