[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 14/19] vhost: don't dereference invalid dev pointer after its reallocation

Maxime Coquelin maxime.coquelin at redhat.com
Thu Oct 5 10:36:22 CEST 2017

numa_realloc() reallocates the virtio_net device structure and
updates the vhost_devices[] table with the new pointer if the rings
are allocated different NUMA node.

Problem is that vhost_user_msg_handler() still dereferences old
pointer afterward.

This patch prevents this by fetching again the dev pointer in
vhost_devices[] after messages have been handled.

Cc: stable at dpdk.org
Fixes: af295ad4698c ("vhost: realloc device and queues to same numa node as vring desc")
Signed-off-by: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin at redhat.com>
 lib/librte_vhost/vhost_user.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/lib/librte_vhost/vhost_user.c b/lib/librte_vhost/vhost_user.c
index 8aca7ef7e..f495dd36e 100644
--- a/lib/librte_vhost/vhost_user.c
+++ b/lib/librte_vhost/vhost_user.c
@@ -1198,6 +1198,12 @@ vhost_user_msg_handler(int vid, int fd)
+	/*
+	 * The virtio_net struct might have been reallocated on a different
+	 * NUMA node, so dev pointer might no more be valid.
+	 */
+	dev = get_device(vid);
 	if (msg.flags & VHOST_USER_NEED_REPLY) {
 		msg.payload.u64 = !!ret;
 		msg.size = sizeof(msg.payload.u64);

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