Re: [PATCH v3 1/7] KVM: Allow to have arch-specific per-vm debugfs files

From: Peter Xu
Date: Tue Aug 03 2021 - 15:26:06 EST

On Tue, Aug 03, 2021 at 01:15:19PM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > +/*
> > + * Called after per-vm debugfs created. When called kvm->debugfs_dentry should
> > + * be setup already, so we can create arch-specific debugfs entries under it.
> > + * Cleanup should be automatic done in kvm_destroy_vm_debugfs() recursively, so
> > + * a per-arch destroy interface is not needed.
> > + */
> > +int __weak kvm_arch_create_vm_debugfs(struct kvm *kvm)
> This should be a void function, nothing should matter if creating
> debugfs files succeeds or not.
> As proof, your one implementation always returned 0 :)

Right. :)

But we do have code that prepares for a failure on debugfs creations, please
have a look at kvm_create_vm_debugfs(). So I kept that for per-arch hook.

The existing x86 one should not fail, but it's a hope that we can convert some
other arch's existing debugfs code into per-arch hook like what we did with x86
here. I didn't check again (please refer to the cover letter; we do have some
of those), but it's still easier to still allow per-arch hook to fail the vm
creation just like what we have for kvm_create_vm_debugfs().

PS: It makes sense to me to fail vm creation if 99% of those debugfs creation
failures are about -ENOMEM; e.g. early failure sounds better than failing right
after VM booted.

Meanwhile, I never expected to receive comments from you; thanks for having a

Peter Xu