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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
To: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
Cc: "Ananyev, Konstantin" <konstantin.ananyev@intel.com>,
	Akhil Goyal <akhil.goyal@nxp.com>,
	"Trahe, Fiona" <fiona.trahe@intel.com>,
	David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>,
	Anoob Joseph <anoobj@marvell.com>,
	"Kusztal, ArkadiuszX" <arkadiuszx.kusztal@intel.com>,
	dev@dpdk.org, "Richardson, Bruce" <bruce.richardson@intel.com>,
	nhorman@tuxdriver.com, "Mcnamara, John" <john.mcnamara@intel.com>,
	dodji@seketeli.net, Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko@solarflare.com>,
	aconole@redhat.com, bluca@debian.org, ktraynor@redhat.com
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 4/4] add ABI checks
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 19:40:25 +0100
Message-ID: <2219936.atdPhlSkOF@xps> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <78e8ecf2-2239-897e-e34c-aee7227f3d42@intel.com>

03/02/2020 18:40, Ferruh Yigit:
> On 2/3/2020 5:09 PM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> > 03/02/2020 10:30, Ferruh Yigit:
> >> On 2/2/2020 2:41 PM, Ananyev, Konstantin wrote:
> >>> 02/02/2020 14:05, Thomas Monjalon:
> >>>> 31/01/2020 15:16, Trahe, Fiona:
> >>>>> On 1/30/2020 8:18 PM, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> >>>>>> 30/01/2020 17:09, Ferruh Yigit:
> >>>>>>> On 1/29/2020 8:13 PM, Akhil Goyal wrote:
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> I believe these enums will be used only in case of ASYM case which is experimental.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Independent from being experiment and not, this shouldn't be a problem, I think
> >>>>>>> this is a false positive.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> The ABI break can happen when a struct has been shared between the application
> >>>>>>> and the library (DPDK) and the layout of that memory know differently by
> >>>>>>> application and the library.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Here in all cases, there is no layout/size change.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> As to the value changes of the enums, since application compiled with old DPDK,
> >>>>>>> it will know only up to '6', 7 and more means invalid to the application. So it
> >>>>>>> won't send these values also it should ignore these values from library. Only
> >>>>>>> consequence is old application won't able to use new features those new enums
> >>>>>>> provide but that is expected/normal.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> If library give higher value than expected by the application,
> >>>>>> if the application uses this value as array index,
> >>>>>> there can be an access out of bounds.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> [Fiona] All asymmetric APIs are experimental so above shouldn't be a problem.
> >>>>> But for the same issue with sym crypto below, I believe Ferruh's explanation makes
> >>>>> sense and I don't see how there can be an API breakage.
> >>>>> So if an application hasn't compiled against the new lib it will be still using the old value
> >>>>> which will be within bounds. If it's picking up the higher new value from the lib it must
> >>>>> have been compiled against the lib so shouldn't have problems.
> >>>>
> >>>> You say there is no ABI issue because the application will be re-compiled
> >>>> for the updated library. Indeed, compilation fixes compatibility issues.
> >>>> But this is not relevant for ABI compatibility.
> >>>> ABI compatibility means we can upgrade the library without recompiling
> >>>> the application and it must work.
> >>>> You think it is a false positive because you assume the application
> >>>> "picks" the new value. I think you miss the case where the new value
> >>>> is returned by a function in the upgraded library.
> >>>>
> >>>>> There are also no structs on the API which contain arrays using this
> >>>>> for sizing, so I don't see an opportunity for an appl to have a
> >>>>> mismatch in memory addresses.
> >>>>
> >>>> Let me demonstrate where the API may "use" the new value
> >>>> RTE_CRYPTO_AEAD_CHACHA20_POLY1305 and how it impacts the application.
> >>>>
> >>>> Once upon a time a DPDK application counting the number of devices
> >>>> supporting each AEAD algo (in order to find the best supported algo).
> >>>> It is done in an array indexed by algo id:
> >>>> int aead_dev_count[RTE_CRYPTO_AEAD_LIST_END];
> >>>> The application is compiled with DPDK 19.11,
> >>>> where RTE_CRYPTO_AEAD_LIST_END = 3.
> >>>> So the size of the application array aead_dev_count is 3.
> >>>> This binary is run with DPDK 20.02,
> >>>> where RTE_CRYPTO_AEAD_CHACHA20_POLY1305 = 3.
> >>>> When calling rte_cryptodev_info_get() on a device QAT_GEN3,
> >>>> rte_cryptodev_info.capabilities.sym.aead.algo is set to
> >>>> RTE_CRYPTO_AEAD_CHACHA20_POLY1305 (= 3).
> >>>> The application uses this value:
> >>>> ++ aead_dev_count[info.capabilities.sym.aead.algo];
> >>>> The application is crashing because of out of bound access.
> >>>
> >>> I'd say this is an example of bad written app.
> >>> It probably should check that returned by library value doesn't
> >>> exceed its internal array size.
> >>
> >> +1
> >>
> >> Application should ignore values >= MAX.
> > 
> > Of course, blaming the API user is a lot easier than looking at the API.
> > Here the API has RTE_CRYPTO_AEAD_LIST_END which can be understood
> > as the max value for the application.
> > Value ranges are part of the ABI compatibility contract.
> > It seems you expect the application developer to be aware that
> > DPDK could return a higher value, so the application should
> > check every enum values after calling an API. CRAZY.
> > 
> > When we decide to announce an ABI compatibility and do some marketing,
> > everyone is OK. But when we need to really make our ABI compatible,
> > I see little or no effort. DISAPPOINTING.
> 
> This is not to blame the user or to do less work, this is more sane approach
> that library provides the _END/_MAX value and application uses it as valid range
> check.
> 
> >> Do you suggest we don't extend any enum or define between ABI breakage releases
> >> to be sure bad written applications not affected?
> > 
> > I suggest we must consider not breaking any assumption made on the API.
> > Here we are breaking the enum range because nothing mentions _LIST_END
> > is not really the absolute end of the enum.
> > The solution is to make the change below in 20.02 + backport in 19.11.1:
> > 
> > - _LIST_END
> > + _LIST_END, /* an ABI-compatible version may increase this value */
> > + _LIST_MAX = _LIST_END + 42 /* room for ABI-compatible additions */
> > };
> > 
> 
> What is the point of "_LIST_MAX" here?

_LIST_MAX is range of value that DPDK can return in the ABI contract.
So the appplication can rely on the range 0.._LIST_MAX.

> Application should know the "_LIST_END" of when it has been compiled for the
> valid range check. Next time it is compiled "_LIST_END" may be different value
> but same logic applies.

No, ABI compatibility contract means you can compile your application
with DPDK 19.11.0 and run it with DPDK 20.02.
So _LIST_END comes from 19.11 and does not include ChachaPoly.

> When "_LIST_END" is missing, application can't protect itself, in that case
> library should send only the values application knows when it is compiled, this
> means either we can't extend our enum/defines until next ABI breakage, or we
> need to do ABI versioning to the functions that returns an enum each time enum
> value extended.

If we define _LIST_MAX as a bigger value than current _LIST_END,
we have some room to add values in between.

If (as of now) we don't have _LIST_MAX room, then yes we must version
the functions returning the enum.
In this case, the proper solution is to implement
rte_cryptodev_info_get_v1911() so it filters out
RTE_CRYPTO_AEAD_CHACHA20_POLY1305 capability.
With this solution, an application compiled with DPDK 19.11 will keep
seeing the same range as before, while a 20.02 application could
see and use ChachaPoly.
This is another proposal that I was expecting from the crypto team,
instead of claiming there is no issue (and wasting precious time).


> I believe it is saner to provide _END/_MAX values to the application to use. And
> if required comment them to clarify the expected usage.
> 
> But in above suggestion application can't use or rely on "_LIST_MAX", it doesn't
> mean anything to application.

I don't understand what you mean. I think you misunderstood what is ABI compat.


> > Then *_LIST_END values could be ignored by libabigail with such a change.
> > 
> > If such a patch is not done by tomorrow, I will have to revert
> > Chacha-Poly commits before 20.02-rc2, because
> > 
> > 1/ LIST_END, without any comment, means "size of range"
> > 2/ we do not blame users for undocumented ABI changes
> > 3/ we respect the ABI compatibility contract




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Thread overview: 104+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-20 15:20 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] " David Marchand
2019-12-20 15:32 ` Richardson, Bruce
2019-12-20 16:20   ` Kinsella, Ray
2019-12-20 21:00     ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-01-06 13:17       ` Aaron Conole
2020-01-15 13:07         ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-01-14 23:19     ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-01-15 11:33       ` Neil Horman
2020-01-15 12:38         ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-01-16 11:52           ` Neil Horman
2020-01-16 14:20             ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-01-16 18:49               ` Neil Horman
2020-01-16 20:01                 ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-01-17 19:01                   ` Neil Horman
2020-01-17 21:26                     ` David Marchand
2019-12-20 20:25 ` Neil Horman
2020-01-29 17:26 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/4] " David Marchand
2020-01-29 17:26   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/4] hash: fix meson headers packaging David Marchand
2020-01-30 10:12     ` Luca Boccassi
2020-01-30 10:54       ` David Marchand
2020-01-30 10:56         ` Luca Boccassi
2020-01-29 17:26   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/4] build: split build helper David Marchand
2020-01-29 17:26   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/4] build: test meson installation David Marchand
2020-01-29 17:26   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 4/4] add ABI checks David Marchand
2020-01-29 17:42     ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-01-29 18:10       ` Anoob Joseph
2020-01-29 20:03         ` David Marchand
2020-01-29 20:13           ` Akhil Goyal
2020-01-30 16:09             ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-01-30 20:18               ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-01-31  9:03                 ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-01-31 10:26                   ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2020-01-31 14:16                 ` Trahe, Fiona
2020-02-02 13:05                   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-02-02 14:41                     ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2020-02-03  9:30                       ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-02-03 11:50                         ` Neil Horman
2020-02-03 13:09                           ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-02-03 14:00                             ` Dodji Seketeli
2020-02-03 14:46                               ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-02-03 15:08                             ` Trahe, Fiona
2020-02-03 17:09                         ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-02-03 17:34                           ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-02-03 18:55                             ` Ray Kinsella
2020-02-03 21:07                               ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-02-04  9:46                                 ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-02-04 10:24                                 ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-02-04 12:44                                   ` Trahe, Fiona
2020-02-04 15:52                                     ` Trahe, Fiona
2020-02-04 15:59                                       ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-02-04 17:46                                         ` Trahe, Fiona
2020-02-13 14:51                                           ` Kusztal, ArkadiuszX
2020-03-16 12:57                                             ` Trahe, Fiona
2020-03-16 13:09                                               ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-03-17 13:27                                                 ` Kusztal, ArkadiuszX
2020-03-17 15:10                                                   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-03-17 19:10                                                     ` Kusztal, ArkadiuszX
2020-02-04 12:57                                   ` Kevin Traynor
2020-02-04 14:44                                   ` Aaron Conole
2020-02-04 19:49                                     ` Neil Horman
2020-02-04  9:51                               ` David Marchand
2020-02-04 10:10                                 ` Trahe, Fiona
2020-02-04 10:38                                   ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-02-05 11:10                                 ` Ray Kinsella
2020-02-03 17:40                           ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-02-03 18:40                             ` Thomas Monjalon [this message]
2020-02-04  9:19                               ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-02-04  9:45                                 ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-02-04  9:56                                   ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-02-04 10:08                                     ` Bruce Richardson
2020-02-04 10:17                                     ` Kevin Traynor
2020-02-04 10:16                             ` Akhil Goyal
2020-02-04 10:28                               ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-02-04 10:32                                 ` Akhil Goyal
2020-02-04 11:35                                   ` Bruce Richardson
2020-02-04 22:10                                   ` Neil Horman
2020-02-05  6:16                                     ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Anoob Joseph
2020-02-05 14:33                                       ` Trahe, Fiona
2020-02-04 21:59                               ` [dpdk-dev] " Neil Horman
2020-01-30 13:06         ` Trahe, Fiona
2020-01-30 15:59           ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-01-30 16:42             ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-01-30 23:49             ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2020-01-31  9:07               ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-01-31  9:37                 ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2020-01-30 10:57   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/4] " Luca Boccassi
2020-01-30 16:00 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 " David Marchand
2020-01-30 16:00   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/4] hash: fix meson headers packaging David Marchand
2020-01-30 18:01     ` Wang, Yipeng1
2020-01-30 18:40       ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2020-02-05 19:51         ` Wang, Yipeng1
2020-01-30 16:00   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 2/4] build: split build helper David Marchand
2020-01-30 16:00   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 3/4] build: test meson installation David Marchand
2020-01-30 22:17     ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-01-30 16:00   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 4/4] add ABI checks David Marchand
2020-01-30 22:32     ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-02-01 15:29       ` David Marchand
2020-01-30 22:44     ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-02-02 21:08 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/3] " David Marchand
2020-02-02 21:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/3] hash: fix meson headers packaging David Marchand
2020-02-05 19:53     ` Wang, Yipeng1
2020-02-02 21:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/3] build: split build helper David Marchand
2020-02-02 21:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 3/3] add ABI checks David Marchand
2020-02-05 14:13   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/3] " Thomas Monjalon

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