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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 0/9] vsock: updates for SO_RCVLOWAT handling

> On Jul 27, 2022, at 11:08 PM, Arseniy Krasnov <> wrote:
> On 27.07.2022 15:37, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
>> Hi Arseniy,
>> On Mon, Jul 25, 2022 at 07:54:05AM +0000, Arseniy Krasnov wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> This patchset includes some updates for SO_RCVLOWAT:
>>> 1) af_vsock:
>>> During my experiments with zerocopy receive, i found, that in some
>>> cases, poll() implementation violates POSIX: when socket has non-
>>> default SO_RCVLOWAT(e.g. not 1), poll() will always set POLLIN and
>>> POLLRDNORM bits in 'revents' even number of bytes available to read
>>> on socket is smaller than SO_RCVLOWAT value. In this case,user sees
>>> POLLIN flag and then tries to read data(for example using 'read()'
>>> call), but read call will be blocked, because SO_RCVLOWAT logic is
>>> supported in dequeue loop in af_vsock.c. But the same time, POSIX
>>> requires that:
>>> "POLLIN Data other than high-priority data may be read without
>>> blocking.
>>> POLLRDNORM Normal data may be read without blocking."
>>> See;;sdata=NrbycCcVXV9Tz8NRDYBpnDx7KpFF6BZpSRbuhz1IfJ4%3D&amp;reserved=0, page 293.
>>> So, we have, that poll() syscall returns POLLIN, but read call will
>>> be blocked.
>>> Also in man page socket(7) i found that:
>>> "Since Linux 2.6.28, select(2), poll(2), and epoll(7) indicate a
>>> socket as readable only if at least SO_RCVLOWAT bytes are available."
>>> I checked TCP callback for poll()(net/ipv4/tcp.c, tcp_poll()), it
>>> uses SO_RCVLOWAT value to set POLLIN bit, also i've tested TCP with
>>> this case for TCP socket, it works as POSIX required.
>>> I've added some fixes to af_vsock.c and virtio_transport_common.c,
>>> test is also implemented.
>>> 2) virtio/vsock:
>>> It adds some optimization to wake ups, when new data arrived. Now,
>>> SO_RCVLOWAT is considered before wake up sleepers who wait new data.
>>> There is no sense, to kick waiter, when number of available bytes
>>> in socket's queue < SO_RCVLOWAT, because if we wake up reader in
>>> this case, it will wait for SO_RCVLOWAT data anyway during dequeue,
>>> or in poll() case, POLLIN/POLLRDNORM bits won't be set, so such
>>> exit from poll() will be "spurious". This logic is also used in TCP
>>> sockets.
>> Nice, it looks good!
> Thank You!
>>> 3) vmci/vsock:
>>> Same as 2), but i'm not sure about this changes. Will be very good,
>>> to get comments from someone who knows this code.
>> I CCed VMCI maintainers to the patch and also to this cover, maybe better to keep them in the loop for next versions.
>> (Jorgen's and Rajesh's emails bounced back, so I'm CCing here only Bryan, Vishnu, and
> Ok, i'll CC them in the next version
>>> 4) Hyper-V:
>>> As Dexuan Cui mentioned, for Hyper-V transport it is difficult to
>>> support SO_RCVLOWAT, so he suggested to disable this feature for
>>> Hyper-V.
>> I left a couple of comments in some patches, but it seems to me to be in a good state :-)
>> I would just suggest a bit of a re-organization of the series (the patches are fine, just the order):
>> - introduce vsock_set_rcvlowat()
>> - disabling it for hv_sock
>> - use 'target' in virtio transports
>> - use 'target' in vmci transports
>> - use sock_rcvlowat in vsock_poll()
>> I think is better to pass sock_rcvlowat() as 'target' when the
>> transports are already able to use it
>> - add vsock_data_ready()
>> - use vsock_data_ready() in virtio transports
>> - use vsock_data_ready() in vmci transports
>> - tests
>> What do you think?
> No problem! I think i can wait for reply from VMWare guys before preparing v3

Looks fine to me, especially the VMCI parts. Please send v3, and we can test it
from VMCI point of view as well.

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