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[PULL,1/2] e1000: set RX descriptor status in a separate operation

Message ID 20220706034706.36620-2-jasowang@redhat.com (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Series [PULL,1/2] e1000: set RX descriptor status in a separate operation | expand

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Jason Wang July 6, 2022, 3:47 a.m. UTC
From: Ding Hui <dinghui@sangfor.com.cn>

The code of setting RX descriptor status field maybe work fine in
previously, however with the update of glibc version, it shows two
issues when guest using dpdk receive packets:

  1. The dpdk has a certain probability getting wrong buffer_addr

     this impact may be not obvious, such as lost a packet once in
     a while

  2. The dpdk may consume a packet twice when scan the RX desc queue
     over again

     this impact will lead a infinite wait in Qemu, since the RDT
     (tail pointer) be inscreased to equal to RDH by unexpected,
     which regard as the RX desc queue is full

Write a whole of RX desc with DD flag on is not quite correct, because
when the underlying implementation of memcpy using XMM registers to
copy e1000_rx_desc (when AVX or something else CPU feature is usable),
the bytes order of desc writing to memory is indeterminacy

We can use full-scale test case to reproduce the issue-2 by
https://github.com/BASM/qemu_dpdk_e1000_test (thanks to Leonid Myravjev)

I also write a POC test case at https://github.com/cdkey/e1000_poc
which can reproduce both of them, and easy to verify the patch effect.

The hw watchpoint also shows that, when Qemu using XMM related instructions
writing 16 bytes e1000_rx_desc, concurrent with DPDK using movb
writing 1 byte status, the final result of writing to memory will be one
of them, if it made by Qemu which DD flag is on, DPDK will consume it

Setting DD status in a separate operation, can prevent the impact of
disorder memory writing by memcpy, also avoid unexpected data when
concurrent writing status by qemu and guest dpdk.

Links: https://lore.kernel.org/qemu-devel/20200102110504.GG121208@stefanha-x1.localdomain/T/

Reported-by: Leonid Myravjev <asm@asm.pp.ru>
Cc: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@gmail.com>
Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Cc: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
Cc: qemu-stable@nongnu.org
Tested-by: Jing Zhang <zhangjing@sangfor.com.cn>
Reviewed-by: Frank Lee <lifan38153@sangfor.com.cn>
Signed-off-by: Ding Hui <dinghui@sangfor.com.cn>
Signed-off-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>
 hw/net/e1000.c | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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diff --git a/hw/net/e1000.c b/hw/net/e1000.c
index f5bc812..e26e0a6 100644
--- a/hw/net/e1000.c
+++ b/hw/net/e1000.c
@@ -979,7 +979,7 @@  e1000_receive_iov(NetClientState *nc, const struct iovec *iov, int iovcnt)
         base = rx_desc_base(s) + sizeof(desc) * s->mac_reg[RDH];
         pci_dma_read(d, base, &desc, sizeof(desc));
         desc.special = vlan_special;
-        desc.status |= (vlan_status | E1000_RXD_STAT_DD);
+        desc.status &= ~E1000_RXD_STAT_DD;
         if (desc.buffer_addr) {
             if (desc_offset < size) {
                 size_t iov_copy;
@@ -1013,6 +1013,9 @@  e1000_receive_iov(NetClientState *nc, const struct iovec *iov, int iovcnt)
             DBGOUT(RX, "Null RX descriptor!!\n");
         pci_dma_write(d, base, &desc, sizeof(desc));
+        desc.status |= (vlan_status | E1000_RXD_STAT_DD);
+        pci_dma_write(d, base + offsetof(struct e1000_rx_desc, status),
+                      &desc.status, sizeof(desc.status));
         if (++s->mac_reg[RDH] * sizeof(desc) >= s->mac_reg[RDLEN])
             s->mac_reg[RDH] = 0;