[PATCH 1/1] Drivers: hv: vmbus: Fix a bug in hv_need_to_signal_on_read()

From: K. Y. Srinivasan
Date: Fri Mar 11 2016 - 13:59:46 EST

On the consumer side, we have interrupt driven flow management of the
producer. It is sufficient to base the signalling decision on the
amount of space that is available to write after the read is complete.
The current code samples the previous available space and uses this
in making the signalling decision. This state can be stale and is
unnecessary. Since the state can be stale, we end up not signalling
the host (when we should) and this can result in a hang. Fix this
problem by removing the unnecessary check.

I would like to thank Arseney Romanenko <arseneyr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
for pointing out this bug.

Signed-off-by: K. Y. Srinivasan <kys@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Dexuan Cui <decui@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/hv/ring_buffer.c | 7 +++----
1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/hv/ring_buffer.c b/drivers/hv/ring_buffer.c
index 5613e2b..085003a 100644
--- a/drivers/hv/ring_buffer.c
+++ b/drivers/hv/ring_buffer.c
@@ -103,8 +103,7 @@ static bool hv_need_to_signal(u32 old_write, struct hv_ring_buffer_info *rbi)
* there is room for the producer to send the pending packet.

-static bool hv_need_to_signal_on_read(u32 prev_write_sz,
- struct hv_ring_buffer_info *rbi)
+static bool hv_need_to_signal_on_read(struct hv_ring_buffer_info *rbi)
u32 cur_write_sz;
u32 r_size;
@@ -120,7 +119,7 @@ static bool hv_need_to_signal_on_read(u32 prev_write_sz,
cur_write_sz = write_loc >= read_loc ? r_size - (write_loc - read_loc) :
read_loc - write_loc;

- if ((prev_write_sz < pending_sz) && (cur_write_sz >= pending_sz))
+ if (cur_write_sz >= pending_sz)
return true;

return false;
@@ -455,7 +454,7 @@ int hv_ringbuffer_read(struct hv_ring_buffer_info *inring_info,
/* Update the read index */
hv_set_next_read_location(inring_info, next_read_location);

- *signal = hv_need_to_signal_on_read(bytes_avail_towrite, inring_info);
+ *signal = hv_need_to_signal_on_read(inring_info);

return ret;