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Re: [libvirt] [RFC PATCH] qcow2: Fix race in cache invalidation

On 09/25/2014 06:57 PM, Kevin Wolf wrote:
> Am 25.09.2014 um 10:41 hat Alexey Kardashevskiy geschrieben:
>> On 09/24/2014 07:48 PM, Kevin Wolf wrote:
>>> Am 23.09.2014 um 10:47 hat Alexey Kardashevskiy geschrieben:
>>>> On 09/19/2014 06:47 PM, Kevin Wolf wrote:> Am 16.09.2014 um 14:59 hat Paolo Bonzini geschrieben:
>>>>>> Il 16/09/2014 14:52, Kevin Wolf ha scritto:
>>>>>>> Yes, that's true. We can't fix this problem in qcow2, though, because
>>>>>>> it's a more general one.  I think we must make sure that
>>>>>>> bdrv_invalidate_cache() doesn't yield.
>>>>>>> Either by forbidding to run bdrv_invalidate_cache() in a coroutine and
>>>>>>> moving the problem to the caller (where and why is it even called from a
>>>>>>> coroutine?), or possibly by creating a new coroutine for the driver
>>>>>>> callback and running that in a nested event loop that only handles
>>>>>>> bdrv_invalidate_cache() callbacks, so that the NBD server doesn't get a
>>>>>>> chance to process new requests in this thread.
>>>>>> Incoming migration runs in a coroutine (the coroutine entry point is
>>>>>> process_incoming_migration_co).  But everything after qemu_fclose() can
>>>>>> probably be moved into a separate bottom half, so that it gets out of
>>>>>> coroutine context.
>>>>> Alexey, you should probably rather try this (and add a bdrv_drain_all()
>>>>> in bdrv_invalidate_cache) than messing around with qcow2 locks. This
>>>>> isn't a problem that can be completely fixed in qcow2.
>>>> Ok. Tried :) Not very successful though. The patch is below.
>>>> Is that the correct bottom half? When I did it, I started getting crashes
>>>> in various sport on accesses to s->l1_cache which is NULL after qcow2_close.
>>>> Normally the code would check s->l1_size and then use but they are out of sync.
>>> No, that's not the place we were talking about.
>>> What Paolo meant is that in process_incoming_migration_co(), you can
>>> split out the final part that calls bdrv_invalidate_cache_all() into a
>>> BH (you need to move everything until the end of the function into the
>>> BH then). His suggestion was to move everything below the qemu_fclose().
>> Ufff. I took it very literally. Ok. Let it be
>> process_incoming_migration_co(). But there is something I am missing about
>> BHs. Here is a patch:
> You need to call qemu_bh_schedule().

Right. Cool. So is below what was suggested? I am doublechecking as it does
not solve the original issue - the bottomhalf is called first and then
nbd_trip() crashes in qcow2_co_flush_to_os().

diff --git a/block.c b/block.c
index d06dd51..1e6dfd1 100644
--- a/block.c
+++ b/block.c
@@ -5037,20 +5037,22 @@ void bdrv_invalidate_cache(BlockDriverState *bs,
Error **errp)
     if (local_err) {
         error_propagate(errp, local_err);

     ret = refresh_total_sectors(bs, bs->total_sectors);
     if (ret < 0) {
         error_setg_errno(errp, -ret, "Could not refresh total sector count");
+    bdrv_drain_all();

 void bdrv_invalidate_cache_all(Error **errp)
     BlockDriverState *bs;
     Error *local_err = NULL;

     QTAILQ_FOREACH(bs, &bdrv_states, device_list) {
         AioContext *aio_context = bdrv_get_aio_context(bs);

diff --git a/migration.c b/migration.c
index 6db04a6..dc026a9 100644
--- a/migration.c
+++ b/migration.c
@@ -81,49 +81,64 @@ void qemu_start_incoming_migration(const char *uri,
Error **errp)
     else if (strstart(uri, "unix:", &p))
         unix_start_incoming_migration(p, errp);
     else if (strstart(uri, "fd:", &p))
         fd_start_incoming_migration(p, errp);
     else {
         error_setg(errp, "unknown migration protocol: %s", uri);

+static QEMUBH *migration_complete_bh;
+static void process_incoming_migration_complete(void *opaque);
 static void process_incoming_migration_co(void *opaque)
     QEMUFile *f = opaque;
-    Error *local_err = NULL;
     int ret;

     ret = qemu_loadvm_state(f);
     if (ret < 0) {
         error_report("load of migration failed: %s", strerror(-ret));

+    migration_complete_bh = aio_bh_new(qemu_get_aio_context(),
+                                       process_incoming_migration_complete,
+                                       NULL);
+    qemu_bh_schedule(migration_complete_bh);
+static void process_incoming_migration_complete(void *opaque)
+    Error *local_err = NULL;
     /* Make sure all file formats flush their mutable metadata */
     if (local_err) {

     if (autostart) {
     } else {
+    qemu_bh_delete(migration_complete_bh);
+    migration_complete_bh = NULL;


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