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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/3] xen-blkfront: revoke foreign access for grants not mapped by the backend
On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 12:58:39PM +0200, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
> On 09/08/13 17:08, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 01, 2013 at 11:10:15AM +0100, David Vrabel wrote:
> >> On 31/07/13 16:00, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
> >>> There's no need to keep the foreign access in a grant if it is not
> >>> persistently mapped by the backend. This allows us to free grants that
> >>> are not mapped by the backend, thus preventing blkfront from hoarding
> >>> all grants.
> >>>
> >>> The main effect of this is that blkfront will only persistently map
> >>> the same grants as the backend, and it will always try to use grants
> >>> that are already mapped by the backend. Also the number of persistent
> >>> grants in blkfront is the same as in blkback (and is controlled by the
> >>> value in blkback).
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@citrix.com>
> >>
> >> Reviewed-by: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@citrix.com>
> >
> > Roger,
> >
> > Could you repost patch #2 and #3 (as #1 is in v3.11-rc4) with the
> > comments and the Ack from Matt and Roger's Review-by tag addressed?
>
> Done (I guess you meant the Reviewed-by tag from David), see below however.
>
> > Thanks.
> >>
> >> But please see the documentation updates needed below.
> >>
> >>> --- a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
> >>> +++ b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
> >>> @@ -1016,13 +1016,38 @@ static void blkif_completion(struct blk_shadow *s, struct blkfront_info *info,
> >>> }
> >>> /* Add the persistent grant into the list of free grants */
> >>> for (i = 0; i < nseg; i++) {
> >>> - list_add(&s->grants_used[i]->node, &info->persistent_gnts);
> >>> - info->persistent_gnts_c++;
> >>> + if (gnttab_query_foreign_access(s->grants_used[i]->gref)) {
> >>> + /*
> >>> + * If the grant is still mapped by the backend (the
> >>> + * backend has chosen to make this grant persistent)
> >>> + * we add it at the head of the list, so it will be
> >>> + * reused first.
> >>> + */
> >>> + list_add(&s->grants_used[i]->node, &info->persistent_gnts);
> >>> + info->persistent_gnts_c++;
> >>> + } else {
> >>> + /*
> >>> + * If the grant is not mapped by the backend we end the
> >>> + * foreign access and add it to the tail of the list,
> >>> + * so it will not be picked again unless we run out of
> >>> + * persistent grants.
> >>> + */
> >>> + gnttab_end_foreign_access(s->grants_used[i]->gref, 0, 0UL);
> >>> + s->grants_used[i]->gref = GRANT_INVALID_REF;
> >>> + list_add_tail(&s->grants_used[i]->node, &info->persistent_gnts);
> >>> + }
> >>
> >> Because you only reclaim grants when a request is completed, can you add
> >> text similar to the following to xen/include/public/io/blkif.h (and the
> >> Linux copy).
> >>
> >> feature-persistent:
> >> ...
> >> When the backend driver needs to unmap a persistent grant it should
> >> do so prior to completing a request that used that grant reference.
> >> If a persistent grant is unmapped at any other time, the frontend
> >> driver may not notice and may be unable to reclaim the grant
> >> reference.
> >>
>
> I've sent a patch to update the documentation about persistent grants in
> Xen source tree, but the Linux copy of blkif.h lacks any information
> about the blkif protocol extensions, so I have not added it there. If
> nobody else does it first (before I come back from vacation), I will
> send a patch to add the documentation about all the blkif extensions to
> the Linux copy of blkif.h (and of course add your comment about
> persistent grants unmap).

Please do. It would be good to resync that header file. Thanks.
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