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authorDarek Stojaczyk <>2018-11-21 19:41:32 +0100
committerThomas Monjalon <>2018-11-25 13:09:05 +0100
commit047e3f9f2a4a4b73da86b707af8a32039ba1cad7 (patch)
parentd3110b124af64199b0901223c7e0117f7480480f (diff)
vfio: do not needlessly setup device in secondary process
Setting up a device that wasn't setup in the primary process will possibly break the primary process. That's because the IPC message to retrieve the group fd in the primary will also *open* that group if it wasn't opened before. Even though the secondary process closes that fd soon after as a part of its error handling path, the primary process leaks it. What's worse, opening that fd on the primary will increment the process-local counter of opened groups. If it was 0 before, then the group will never be added to the vfio container, nor dpdk memory will be ever mapped. This patch moves the proper error checks earlier in the code to fully prevent setting up devices in secondary processes that weren't setup in the primary process. Fixes: 2f4adfad0a69 ("vfio: add multiprocess support") Signed-off-by: Darek Stojaczyk <> Acked-by: Anatoly Burakov <> Reviewed-by: Maxime Coquelin <>
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/bus/pci/linux/pci_vfio.c b/drivers/bus/pci/linux/pci_vfio.c
index ffd26f1..54a4c95 100644
--- a/drivers/bus/pci/linux/pci_vfio.c
+++ b/drivers/bus/pci/linux/pci_vfio.c
@@ -794,11 +794,6 @@ pci_vfio_map_resource_secondary(struct rte_pci_device *dev)
snprintf(pci_addr, sizeof(pci_addr), PCI_PRI_FMT,
loc->domain, loc->bus, loc->devid, loc->function);
- ret = rte_vfio_setup_device(rte_pci_get_sysfs_path(), pci_addr,
- &vfio_dev_fd, &device_info);
- if (ret)
- return ret;
/* if we're in a secondary process, just find our tailq entry */
TAILQ_FOREACH(vfio_res, vfio_res_list, next) {
if (rte_pci_addr_cmp(&vfio_res->pci_addr,
@@ -810,9 +805,14 @@ pci_vfio_map_resource_secondary(struct rte_pci_device *dev)
if (vfio_res == NULL) {
RTE_LOG(ERR, EAL, " %s cannot find TAILQ entry for PCI device!\n",
- goto err_vfio_dev_fd;
+ return -1;
+ ret = rte_vfio_setup_device(rte_pci_get_sysfs_path(), pci_addr,
+ &vfio_dev_fd, &device_info);
+ if (ret)
+ return ret;
/* map BARs */
maps = vfio_res->maps;