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From: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
To: "Zhao1, Wei" <wei.zhao1@intel.com>,
	Renata Saiakhova <renata.saiakhova@ekinops.com>,
	"dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Cc: "Burakov, Anatoly" <anatoly.burakov@intel.com>,
	Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/4] Memory corruption due to HW rings allocation
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 17:54:53 +0100
Message-ID: <01fcfa0d-1ec6-1c3a-240d-064c9908e14e@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <MWHPR11MB1391FAA1D7013ACAD69C36AFB7880@MWHPR11MB1391.namprd11.prod.outlook.com>

On 6/3/2020 2:36 AM, Zhao1, Wei wrote:
> I am sure i40e FDIR filter also allocate ring for filter programing, it also has the same issue. Ice NIC the same.
> Although we can avoid this issue by change ring name to "igb_tx_ring" and so on, but the issue of memory for ring not freed after close is still exsit.
> Support this comment. If no one take over all the work for all the PMD, we had better accept this patch.

Agreed.

> 
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: dev <dev-bounces@dpdk.org> On Behalf Of Renata Saiakhova
>> Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 5:48 PM
>> To: Yigit, Ferruh <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>; dev@dpdk.org
>> Cc: Burakov, Anatoly <anatoly.burakov@intel.com>; Thomas Monjalon
>> <thomas@monjalon.net>; Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
>> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/4] Memory corruption due to HW rings
>> allocation
>>
>> Hi Ferruh,
>>
>> thanks for comments,
>>
>> are the rte_eth_dma_zone_reserve() calls always used to allocate HW rings? It
>> is not totally clear to me. That was partly the reason I don't do the fix for every
>> driver which uses this API. I made fixes in the drivers which uses the same
>> pattern to allocate / release queues, for other drivers I was not sure but
>> anyway I couldn't spend more time for further investigations. In the company I
>> work for we use dpdk for our project and maintain it in separate tree, and the
>> vulnerability with HW rings is a real issue for igb and ixgbe drivers and needs to
>> be fixed. Therefore I would like this patch to be accepted in order to not
>> maintain the fix ourselves. But unfortunately I don't have resources (e.g. time)
>> to fix the issue for all the drivers, because, as I mentioned, they are not
>> following the same pattern to release their queues. So my proposal is that I fix
>> it in this patch in a number of drivers (including igb, ixgbe and i40e) and others
>> can take over and improve other drivers, if they see the same issue. This is also
>> a reason why the drivers' changes are not in one commit for all the drivers.
>>
>> For the proposal adding pmd name as prefix to queue memzone name or
>> update the 'rte_eth_dma_zone_reserve()' to check the size & alignment
>> instead of just a name, I don't know, as an external person, how sensitive dpdk
>> project to change an internal API and existing code (the call should be changed
>> in all the drivers). But anyway, I think the real problem is more an absence of
>> memzone pointer, and in long term it should be solved in this way, rather than
>> search by name.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>> Renata
>> ________________________________
>> From: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:22 PM
>> To: Renata Saiakhova <renata.saiakhova@ekinops.com>; dev@dpdk.org
>> <dev@dpdk.org>
>> Cc: Anatoly Burakov <anatoly.burakov@intel.com>; Thomas Monjalon
>> <thomas@monjalon.net>; Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
>> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/4] Memory corruption due to HW rings
>> allocation
>>
>> On 5/13/2020 2:14 PM, Renata Saiakhova wrote:
>>> igb and ixgbe and some other drivers allocate HW rings using
>>> rte_eth_dma_zone_reserve(), which checks first if the memzone exists
>>> for a given name, consisting of port id, queue_id, rx/tx direction, but not for
>> the size, alignment, and socket_id.
>>> If the memzone with a given name exists it is returned, otherwise it
>>> is allocated.
>>> Disconnecting dpdk port from one type of interface (igb) and
>>> connecting it to another type of interface (ixgbe) for the same port
>>> id, potentially creates memory overlap and corruption, because it may
>> require memzone of bigger size.
>>> That's what is happening from switching from igb to ixgbe having the
>>> same port id.
>>>
>>> v2->v3: Remove #undef ETH_DMA_MZONE_NAME and minor changes in
>> code
>>> v2->standard
>>> v1->v2: Minor changes on code standard and additional fixes in i40e em
>>> v1->and ice drivers
>>>
>>> Renata Saiakhova (4):
>>>   librte_ethdev: Introduce a function to release HW rings
>>>   drivers/net: Fix in igb and ixgbe HW rings memory
>>>   drivers/net: Fix in i40e HW rings memory overlap
>>>   drivers/net: Fix in em and ice HW rings memory overlap
>>
>> I think all driver patches can be squashed into single patch, overall they are
>> implementing same logic.
>>
>> But as mentioned before, there are multiple other drivers allocating HW rings
>> with exact same name. At least I can see:
>> iavf
>> nfp
>> fm10k
>> axgbe
>>
>> Or how can we know if a new PMD won't cause exact same behavior? What to
>> you think adding pmd name as prefix to queue memzone name for all PMDs?
>> This can help new PMDs using existing code as sample.
>>
>> I don't know if it has been discussed before, but wouldn't update the
>> 'rte_eth_dma_zone_reserve()' to check the size & alignment instead of just
>> name fix the issue for all drivers without needing to update them?


  reply	other threads:[~2020-06-19 16:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-13 13:14 Renata Saiakhova
2020-05-13 13:14 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/4] librte_ethdev: Introduce a function to release HW rings Renata Saiakhova
2020-05-14 13:14   ` Burakov, Anatoly
2020-05-15  8:04   ` Jeff Guo
2020-06-19 17:06     ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-05-13 13:14 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 2/4] drivers/net: Fix in igb and ixgbe HW rings memory Renata Saiakhova
2020-05-13 13:14 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 3/4] drivers/net: Fix in i40e HW rings memory overlap Renata Saiakhova
2020-06-01  7:58   ` Zhao1, Wei
2020-06-19 16:56     ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-06-20  3:02       ` Zhao1, Wei
2020-05-13 13:14 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 4/4] drivers/net: Fix in em and ice " Renata Saiakhova
2020-05-13 15:22 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/4] Memory corruption due to HW rings allocation Ferruh Yigit
2020-05-18  9:48   ` Renata Saiakhova
2020-06-03  1:36     ` Zhao1, Wei
2020-06-19 16:54       ` Ferruh Yigit [this message]
2020-06-19 16:54     ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-06-22  9:59       ` Renata Saiakhova
2020-06-20  3:27 ` Zhao1, Wei

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