Re: [PATCH 1/1] s390: vfio-ccw: push down unsupported IDA check

From: Halil Pasic
Date: Mon May 14 2018 - 10:44:41 EST

On 05/14/2018 04:00 PM, Cornelia Huck wrote:
On Mon, 14 May 2018 15:37:17 +0200
Halil Pasic <pasic@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 05/14/2018 01:55 PM, Cornelia Huck wrote:
On Wed, 9 May 2018 19:36:47 +0200
Halil Pasic <pasic@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


+ /*
+ * 2k byte block IDAWs (fmt1 or fmt2) are not yet supported.
+ * There are however CPs that don't use IDA at all, and can
+ * benefit from not failing until failure is eminent.

The second sentence is confusing (What is 'CP' referring to here?
'Control program' or struct channel_program?)

Control program. I was under impression that in mainframe context CP
mostly stands for control program.

Yes, but it is very confusing as there is also a variable named 'cp' in
this function.

Right. I was coming from the PoP side of things. But I do agree.

What about:

"As we don't want to fail direct addressing even if the orb specified
one of the unsupported formats, we defer checking for IDAWs in
unsupported formats to here."

Was the second sentence only confusing because of CP? I'm not perfectly
satisfied with your version either:
* 'fail direct addressing even if the orb specified one of the unsupported formats'
I wanted to say: 'hey it does not matter what format for IDA the orb implies
if the channel program does not use any IDA at all'. That could be paraphrased
as channel programs using direct addressing exclusively. But failing the direct
addressing does not fit for me.

But that's effectively what happens now, no? We reject the orb out of
hand due to unsupported flags that do not have any relevance for the
channel program in that case.

Yes, that's what happens now, except that we make the whole channel program fail,
and not the direct addressing. But the comment should describe what happens
with the patch applied.

Or maybe 'channel programs using direct addressing only'?

* 'defer' is IMHO trivial from the perspective that we used to fence the unsupported
scenarios earlier (by just looking at the orb). But if one just reads the new code
defer does not make much sense to me.

I think it still makes sense if you look at how the functions are

But no strong opinions here. If you think your version is the way to go I
will just take it.

I certainly don't want to dictate things :)

No problem. I'm aware of my limitations when it comes to producing readable
text. In particular, my judgment about well readable or not is not trustworthy.
So your input is highly appreciated. I will take your version, unless there
is development.

+ */
+ if ((!cp->orb.cmd.c64 || cp->orb.cmd.i2k) && ccw_is_idal(ccw))
+ return -EOPNOTSUPP;
if ((!ccw_is_chain(ccw)) && (!ccw_is_tic(ccw)))
@@ -656,10 +667,8 @@ int cp_init(struct channel_program *cp, struct device *mdev, union orb *orb)
* XXX:
* Only support prefetch enable mode now.
- * Only support 64bit addressing idal.
- * Only support 4k IDAW.
- if (!orb->cmd.pfch || !orb->cmd.c64 || orb->cmd.i2k)
+ if (!orb->cmd.pfch)
@@ -688,6 +697,10 @@ int cp_init(struct channel_program *cp, struct device *mdev, union orb *orb)
ret = ccwchain_loop_tic(chain, cp);
if (ret)
+ /* It is safe to force: if not set but idals used
+ * ccwchain_calc_length returns an error.

s/returns/already returned/ ?

Yes we can do that. I think returns is also grammatical. Present simple
can be used for expressing something that is always true.

I think it makes it clearer that we already checked earlier in the call

Will do.

+ */
+ cp->orb.cmd.c64 = 1;
return ret;

The patch looks sane, I have only issues with the description/comments.

Thanks for having a look. Please give me short feedback about the one
open point and I will respin with the requested changes.

Does anybody else have feedback?

Will wait a day or so. Dong Jia and Jason have already seen the patch, and
they only complained about the text. Since that spin was mainly for the
tested-by tags, and I stated that any substantial discussion should happen
upstream, I ignored those complaints.

So yes I will wait a bit so everybody can chime in.