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[PATCH] vfio: Rework group release notifier warning

The intent of the original warning is make sure that the mdev vendor
driver has removed any group notifiers at the point where the group
is closed by the user.  Theoretically this would be through an
orderly shutdown where any devices are release prior to the group
release.  We can't always count on an orderly shutdown, the user can
close the group before the notifier can be removed or the user task
might be killed.  We'd like to add this sanity test when the group is
idle and the only references are from the devices within the group
themselves, but we don't have a good way to do that.  Instead check
both when the group itself is removed and when the group is opened.
A bit later than we'd prefer, but better than the current over
aggressive approach.

Signed-off-by: Alex Williamson <alex.williamson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jike Song <jike.song@xxxxxxxxx>
 drivers/vfio/vfio.c |    8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/vfio/vfio.c b/drivers/vfio/vfio.c
index 609f4f982c74..561084ab387f 100644
--- a/drivers/vfio/vfio.c
+++ b/drivers/vfio/vfio.c
@@ -403,6 +403,7 @@ static void vfio_group_release(struct kref *kref)
 	struct iommu_group *iommu_group = group->iommu_group;
+	WARN_ON(group->notifier.head);
 	list_for_each_entry_safe(unbound, tmp,
 				 &group->unbound_list, unbound_next) {
@@ -1573,6 +1574,10 @@ static int vfio_group_fops_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *filep)
 		return -EBUSY;
+	/* Warn if previous user didn't cleanup and re-init to drop them */
+	if (WARN_ON(group->notifier.head))
+		BLOCKING_INIT_NOTIFIER_HEAD(&group->notifier);
 	filep->private_data = group;
 	return 0;
@@ -1584,9 +1589,6 @@ static int vfio_group_fops_release(struct inode *inode, struct file *filep)
 	filep->private_data = NULL;
-	/* Any user didn't unregister? */
-	WARN_ON(group->notifier.head);