Re: virtio-sound linux driver conformance to spec

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On Wed, Sep 13, 2023 at 05:04:24PM +0200, Matias Ezequiel Vara Larsen wrote:
> Hello,
> This email is to report a behavior of the Linux virtio-sound driver that
> looks like it is not conforming to the VirtIO specification. The kernel
> driver is moving buffers from the used ring to the available ring
> without knowing if the content has been updated from the user. If the
> device picks up buffers from the available ring just after it is
> notified, it happens that the content is old.

Then, what happens, exactly? Do things still work?

> This problem can be fixed
> by waiting a period of time after the device dequeues a buffer from the
> available ring. The driver should not be allowed to change the content
> of a buffer in the available ring. When buffers are enqueued in the
> available ring, the device can consume them immediately.
> 1. Is the actual driver implementation following the spec?  
> 2. Shall the spec be extended to support such a use-case?
> Thanks, Matias

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