On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 05:40:34PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> If using indirect descriptors, you can make the total_sg as large as
> you want.

That would be a spec violation though, even if it happens to
work on current QEMU.

The spec says:
        A driver MUST NOT create a descriptor chain longer than the Queue Size 
of the device.

What prompted this patch?  Do we ever encounter this situation?

>  If not, BUG is too serious because the function later
> returns -ENOSPC.
> 
> Thanks Paolo Bonzini, Christoph Hellwig.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Richard W.M. Jones <rjo...@redhat.com>
> ---
>  drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c | 5 +++--
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c b/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
> index 5e1b548828e6..27cbc1eab868 100644
> --- a/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
> +++ b/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c
> @@ -296,7 +296,6 @@ static inline int virtqueue_add(struct virtqueue *_vq,
>       }
>  #endif
>  
> -     BUG_ON(total_sg > vq->vring.num);
>       BUG_ON(total_sg == 0);
>  
>       head = vq->free_head;
> @@ -305,8 +304,10 @@ static inline int virtqueue_add(struct virtqueue *_vq,
>        * buffers, then go indirect. FIXME: tune this threshold */
>       if (vq->indirect && total_sg > 1 && vq->vq.num_free)
>               desc = alloc_indirect(_vq, total_sg, gfp);
> -     else
> +     else {
>               desc = NULL;
> +             WARN_ON_ONCE(total_sg > vq->vring.num && !vq->indirect);
> +     }
>  
>       if (desc) {
>               /* Use a single buffer which doesn't continue */
> -- 
> 2.13.1
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