Patchwork vhost-net: cleanup host notifiers at last step

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Submitter Michael S. Tsirkin
Date Aug. 25, 2011, 10:09 a.m.
Message ID <20110825100953.GA9945@redhat.com>
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Michael S. Tsirkin - Aug. 25, 2011, 10:09 a.m.
When the vhost notifier is disabled, the userspace handler runs
immediately: virtio_pci_set_host_notifier_internal might
call virtio_queue_notify_vq.
Since the VQ state and the tap backend state aren't
recovered yet, this causes
"Guest moved used index from XXX to YYY" assertions.

The solution is to split out host notifier handling
from vhost VQ setup and disable notifiers as our last step
when we stop vhost-net. For symmetry enable them first thing
on start.

Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
---
 hw/vhost.c     |   74 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
 hw/vhost.h     |    2 +
 hw/vhost_net.c |   16 ++++++++++--
 3 files changed, 70 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)
Ryan Harper - Aug. 26, 2011, 6:29 p.m.
* Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com> [2011-08-25 05:11]:
> When the vhost notifier is disabled, the userspace handler runs
> immediately: virtio_pci_set_host_notifier_internal might
> call virtio_queue_notify_vq.
> Since the VQ state and the tap backend state aren't
> recovered yet, this causes
> "Guest moved used index from XXX to YYY" assertions.

When do we see this message?  I'm just wondering how we can test this?

> 
> The solution is to split out host notifier handling
> from vhost VQ setup and disable notifiers as our last step
> when we stop vhost-net. For symmetry enable them first thing
> on start.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
> ---
>  hw/vhost.c     |   74 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
>  hw/vhost.h     |    2 +
>  hw/vhost_net.c |   16 ++++++++++--
>  3 files changed, 70 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/hw/vhost.c b/hw/vhost.c
> index 1886067..0870cb7 100644
> --- a/hw/vhost.c
> +++ b/hw/vhost.c
> @@ -515,11 +515,6 @@ static int vhost_virtqueue_init(struct vhost_dev *dev,
>      };
>      struct VirtQueue *vvq = virtio_get_queue(vdev, idx);
> 
> -    if (!vdev->binding->set_host_notifier) {
> -        fprintf(stderr, "binding does not support host notifiers\n");
> -        return -ENOSYS;
> -    }
> -
>      vq->num = state.num = virtio_queue_get_num(vdev, idx);
>      r = ioctl(dev->control, VHOST_SET_VRING_NUM, &state);
>      if (r) {
> @@ -567,12 +562,6 @@ static int vhost_virtqueue_init(struct vhost_dev *dev,
>          r = -errno;
>          goto fail_alloc;
>      }
> -    r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, idx, true);
> -    if (r < 0) {
> -        fprintf(stderr, "Error binding host notifier: %d\n", -r);
> -        goto fail_host_notifier;
> -    }
> -
>      file.fd = event_notifier_get_fd(virtio_queue_get_host_notifier(vvq));
>      r = ioctl(dev->control, VHOST_SET_VRING_KICK, &file);
>      if (r) {
> @@ -591,8 +580,6 @@ static int vhost_virtqueue_init(struct vhost_dev *dev,
> 
>  fail_call:
>  fail_kick:
> -    vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, idx, false);
> -fail_host_notifier:
>  fail_alloc:
>      cpu_physical_memory_unmap(vq->ring, virtio_queue_get_ring_size(vdev, idx),
>                                0, 0);
> @@ -618,12 +605,6 @@ static void vhost_virtqueue_cleanup(struct vhost_dev *dev,
>          .index = idx,
>      };
>      int r;
> -    r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, idx, false);
> -    if (r < 0) {
> -        fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d host cleanup failed: %d\n", idx, r);
> -        fflush(stderr);
> -    }
> -    assert (r >= 0);
>      r = ioctl(dev->control, VHOST_GET_VRING_BASE, &state);
>      if (r < 0) {
>          fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d ring restore failed: %d\n", idx, r);
> @@ -697,6 +678,60 @@ bool vhost_dev_query(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
>          hdev->force;
>  }
> 
> +/* Stop processing guest IO notifications in qemu.
> + * Start processing them in vhost in kernel.
> + */
> +int vhost_dev_enable_notifiers(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
> +{
> +    int i, r;
> +    if (!vdev->binding->set_host_notifier) {
> +        fprintf(stderr, "binding does not support host notifiers\n");
> +        r = -ENOSYS;
> +        goto fail;
> +    }
> +
> +    for (i = 0; i < hdev->nvqs; ++i) {
> +        r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, i, true);
> +        if (r < 0) {
> +            fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d notifier binding failed: %d\n", i, -r);
> +            goto fail_vq;
> +        }
> +    }
> +
> +    return 0;
> +fail_vq:
> +    while (--i >= 0) {
> +        r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, i, false);
> +        if (r < 0) {
> +            fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d notifier cleanup error: %d\n", i, -r);
> +            fflush(stderr);
> +        }
> +        assert (r >= 0);
> +    }
> +fail:
> +    return r;
> +}
> +
> +/* Stop processing guest IO notifications in vhost.
> + * Start processing them in qemu.
> + * This might actually run the qemu handlers right away,
> + * so virtio in qemu must be completely setup when this is called.
> + */
> +void vhost_dev_disable_notifiers(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
> +{
> +    int i, r;
> +
> +    for (i = 0; i < hdev->nvqs; ++i) {
> +        r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, i, false);
> +        if (r < 0) {
> +            fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d notifier cleanup failed: %d\n", i, -r);
> +            fflush(stderr);
> +        }
> +        assert (r >= 0);
> +    }
> +}
> +
> +/* Host notifiers must be enabled at this point. */
>  int vhost_dev_start(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
>  {
>      int i, r;
> @@ -762,6 +797,7 @@ fail:
>      return r;
>  }
> 
> +/* Host notifiers must be enabled at this point. */
>  void vhost_dev_stop(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
>  {
>      int i, r;
> diff --git a/hw/vhost.h b/hw/vhost.h
> index c8c595a..c9452f0 100644
> --- a/hw/vhost.h
> +++ b/hw/vhost.h
> @@ -46,5 +46,7 @@ void vhost_dev_cleanup(struct vhost_dev *hdev);
>  bool vhost_dev_query(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
>  int vhost_dev_start(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
>  void vhost_dev_stop(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
> +int vhost_dev_enable_notifiers(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
> +void vhost_dev_disable_notifiers(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
> 
>  #endif
> diff --git a/hw/vhost_net.c b/hw/vhost_net.c
> index a559812..950a6b8 100644
> --- a/hw/vhost_net.c
> +++ b/hw/vhost_net.c
> @@ -139,16 +139,22 @@ int vhost_net_start(struct vhost_net *net,
>  {
>      struct vhost_vring_file file = { };
>      int r;
> +
> +    net->dev.nvqs = 2;
> +    net->dev.vqs = net->vqs;
> +
> +    r = vhost_dev_enable_notifiers(&net->dev, dev);
> +    if (r < 0) {
> +        goto fail_notifiers;
> +    }
>      if (net->dev.acked_features & (1 << VIRTIO_NET_F_MRG_RXBUF)) {
>          tap_set_vnet_hdr_len(net->vc,
>                               sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr_mrg_rxbuf));
>      }
> 
> -    net->dev.nvqs = 2;
> -    net->dev.vqs = net->vqs;
>      r = vhost_dev_start(&net->dev, dev);
>      if (r < 0) {
> -        return r;
> +        goto fail_start;
>      }
> 
>      net->vc->info->poll(net->vc, false);
> @@ -173,6 +179,9 @@ fail:
>      if (net->dev.acked_features & (1 << VIRTIO_NET_F_MRG_RXBUF)) {
>          tap_set_vnet_hdr_len(net->vc, sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr));
>      }
> +fail_start:
> +    vhost_dev_disable_notifiers(&net->dev, dev);
> +fail_notifiers:
>      return r;
>  }
> 
> @@ -190,6 +199,7 @@ void vhost_net_stop(struct vhost_net *net,
>      if (net->dev.acked_features & (1 << VIRTIO_NET_F_MRG_RXBUF)) {
>          tap_set_vnet_hdr_len(net->vc, sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr));
>      }
> +    vhost_dev_disable_notifiers(&net->dev, dev);
>  }
> 
>  void vhost_net_cleanup(struct vhost_net *net)
> -- 
> 1.7.5.53.gc233e
Michael S. Tsirkin - Aug. 28, 2011, 11:28 a.m.
On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 01:29:23PM -0500, Ryan Harper wrote:
> * Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com> [2011-08-25 05:11]:
> > When the vhost notifier is disabled, the userspace handler runs
> > immediately: virtio_pci_set_host_notifier_internal might
> > call virtio_queue_notify_vq.
> > Since the VQ state and the tap backend state aren't
> > recovered yet, this causes
> > "Guest moved used index from XXX to YYY" assertions.
> 
> When do we see this message?  I'm just wondering how we can test this?

You want vhost_net_stop to be called while guest is
doing things with the VQ. The specific crash was
observed on vm stop. But I think link down
on the tap device which vhost is active
might be the best way to trigger this.


> > 
> > The solution is to split out host notifier handling
> > from vhost VQ setup and disable notifiers as our last step
> > when we stop vhost-net. For symmetry enable them first thing
> > on start.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
> > ---
> >  hw/vhost.c     |   74 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
> >  hw/vhost.h     |    2 +
> >  hw/vhost_net.c |   16 ++++++++++--
> >  3 files changed, 70 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/hw/vhost.c b/hw/vhost.c
> > index 1886067..0870cb7 100644
> > --- a/hw/vhost.c
> > +++ b/hw/vhost.c
> > @@ -515,11 +515,6 @@ static int vhost_virtqueue_init(struct vhost_dev *dev,
> >      };
> >      struct VirtQueue *vvq = virtio_get_queue(vdev, idx);
> > 
> > -    if (!vdev->binding->set_host_notifier) {
> > -        fprintf(stderr, "binding does not support host notifiers\n");
> > -        return -ENOSYS;
> > -    }
> > -
> >      vq->num = state.num = virtio_queue_get_num(vdev, idx);
> >      r = ioctl(dev->control, VHOST_SET_VRING_NUM, &state);
> >      if (r) {
> > @@ -567,12 +562,6 @@ static int vhost_virtqueue_init(struct vhost_dev *dev,
> >          r = -errno;
> >          goto fail_alloc;
> >      }
> > -    r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, idx, true);
> > -    if (r < 0) {
> > -        fprintf(stderr, "Error binding host notifier: %d\n", -r);
> > -        goto fail_host_notifier;
> > -    }
> > -
> >      file.fd = event_notifier_get_fd(virtio_queue_get_host_notifier(vvq));
> >      r = ioctl(dev->control, VHOST_SET_VRING_KICK, &file);
> >      if (r) {
> > @@ -591,8 +580,6 @@ static int vhost_virtqueue_init(struct vhost_dev *dev,
> > 
> >  fail_call:
> >  fail_kick:
> > -    vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, idx, false);
> > -fail_host_notifier:
> >  fail_alloc:
> >      cpu_physical_memory_unmap(vq->ring, virtio_queue_get_ring_size(vdev, idx),
> >                                0, 0);
> > @@ -618,12 +605,6 @@ static void vhost_virtqueue_cleanup(struct vhost_dev *dev,
> >          .index = idx,
> >      };
> >      int r;
> > -    r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, idx, false);
> > -    if (r < 0) {
> > -        fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d host cleanup failed: %d\n", idx, r);
> > -        fflush(stderr);
> > -    }
> > -    assert (r >= 0);
> >      r = ioctl(dev->control, VHOST_GET_VRING_BASE, &state);
> >      if (r < 0) {
> >          fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d ring restore failed: %d\n", idx, r);
> > @@ -697,6 +678,60 @@ bool vhost_dev_query(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
> >          hdev->force;
> >  }
> > 
> > +/* Stop processing guest IO notifications in qemu.
> > + * Start processing them in vhost in kernel.
> > + */
> > +int vhost_dev_enable_notifiers(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
> > +{
> > +    int i, r;
> > +    if (!vdev->binding->set_host_notifier) {
> > +        fprintf(stderr, "binding does not support host notifiers\n");
> > +        r = -ENOSYS;
> > +        goto fail;
> > +    }
> > +
> > +    for (i = 0; i < hdev->nvqs; ++i) {
> > +        r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, i, true);
> > +        if (r < 0) {
> > +            fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d notifier binding failed: %d\n", i, -r);
> > +            goto fail_vq;
> > +        }
> > +    }
> > +
> > +    return 0;
> > +fail_vq:
> > +    while (--i >= 0) {
> > +        r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, i, false);
> > +        if (r < 0) {
> > +            fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d notifier cleanup error: %d\n", i, -r);
> > +            fflush(stderr);
> > +        }
> > +        assert (r >= 0);
> > +    }
> > +fail:
> > +    return r;
> > +}
> > +
> > +/* Stop processing guest IO notifications in vhost.
> > + * Start processing them in qemu.
> > + * This might actually run the qemu handlers right away,
> > + * so virtio in qemu must be completely setup when this is called.
> > + */
> > +void vhost_dev_disable_notifiers(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
> > +{
> > +    int i, r;
> > +
> > +    for (i = 0; i < hdev->nvqs; ++i) {
> > +        r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, i, false);
> > +        if (r < 0) {
> > +            fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d notifier cleanup failed: %d\n", i, -r);
> > +            fflush(stderr);
> > +        }
> > +        assert (r >= 0);
> > +    }
> > +}
> > +
> > +/* Host notifiers must be enabled at this point. */
> >  int vhost_dev_start(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
> >  {
> >      int i, r;
> > @@ -762,6 +797,7 @@ fail:
> >      return r;
> >  }
> > 
> > +/* Host notifiers must be enabled at this point. */
> >  void vhost_dev_stop(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
> >  {
> >      int i, r;
> > diff --git a/hw/vhost.h b/hw/vhost.h
> > index c8c595a..c9452f0 100644
> > --- a/hw/vhost.h
> > +++ b/hw/vhost.h
> > @@ -46,5 +46,7 @@ void vhost_dev_cleanup(struct vhost_dev *hdev);
> >  bool vhost_dev_query(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
> >  int vhost_dev_start(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
> >  void vhost_dev_stop(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
> > +int vhost_dev_enable_notifiers(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
> > +void vhost_dev_disable_notifiers(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
> > 
> >  #endif
> > diff --git a/hw/vhost_net.c b/hw/vhost_net.c
> > index a559812..950a6b8 100644
> > --- a/hw/vhost_net.c
> > +++ b/hw/vhost_net.c
> > @@ -139,16 +139,22 @@ int vhost_net_start(struct vhost_net *net,
> >  {
> >      struct vhost_vring_file file = { };
> >      int r;
> > +
> > +    net->dev.nvqs = 2;
> > +    net->dev.vqs = net->vqs;
> > +
> > +    r = vhost_dev_enable_notifiers(&net->dev, dev);
> > +    if (r < 0) {
> > +        goto fail_notifiers;
> > +    }
> >      if (net->dev.acked_features & (1 << VIRTIO_NET_F_MRG_RXBUF)) {
> >          tap_set_vnet_hdr_len(net->vc,
> >                               sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr_mrg_rxbuf));
> >      }
> > 
> > -    net->dev.nvqs = 2;
> > -    net->dev.vqs = net->vqs;
> >      r = vhost_dev_start(&net->dev, dev);
> >      if (r < 0) {
> > -        return r;
> > +        goto fail_start;
> >      }
> > 
> >      net->vc->info->poll(net->vc, false);
> > @@ -173,6 +179,9 @@ fail:
> >      if (net->dev.acked_features & (1 << VIRTIO_NET_F_MRG_RXBUF)) {
> >          tap_set_vnet_hdr_len(net->vc, sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr));
> >      }
> > +fail_start:
> > +    vhost_dev_disable_notifiers(&net->dev, dev);
> > +fail_notifiers:
> >      return r;
> >  }
> > 
> > @@ -190,6 +199,7 @@ void vhost_net_stop(struct vhost_net *net,
> >      if (net->dev.acked_features & (1 << VIRTIO_NET_F_MRG_RXBUF)) {
> >          tap_set_vnet_hdr_len(net->vc, sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr));
> >      }
> > +    vhost_dev_disable_notifiers(&net->dev, dev);
> >  }
> > 
> >  void vhost_net_cleanup(struct vhost_net *net)
> > -- 
> > 1.7.5.53.gc233e
> 
> -- 
> Ryan Harper
> Software Engineer; Linux Technology Center
> IBM Corp., Austin, Tx
> ryanh@us.ibm.com

Patch

diff --git a/hw/vhost.c b/hw/vhost.c
index 1886067..0870cb7 100644
--- a/hw/vhost.c
+++ b/hw/vhost.c
@@ -515,11 +515,6 @@  static int vhost_virtqueue_init(struct vhost_dev *dev,
     };
     struct VirtQueue *vvq = virtio_get_queue(vdev, idx);
 
-    if (!vdev->binding->set_host_notifier) {
-        fprintf(stderr, "binding does not support host notifiers\n");
-        return -ENOSYS;
-    }
-
     vq->num = state.num = virtio_queue_get_num(vdev, idx);
     r = ioctl(dev->control, VHOST_SET_VRING_NUM, &state);
     if (r) {
@@ -567,12 +562,6 @@  static int vhost_virtqueue_init(struct vhost_dev *dev,
         r = -errno;
         goto fail_alloc;
     }
-    r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, idx, true);
-    if (r < 0) {
-        fprintf(stderr, "Error binding host notifier: %d\n", -r);
-        goto fail_host_notifier;
-    }
-
     file.fd = event_notifier_get_fd(virtio_queue_get_host_notifier(vvq));
     r = ioctl(dev->control, VHOST_SET_VRING_KICK, &file);
     if (r) {
@@ -591,8 +580,6 @@  static int vhost_virtqueue_init(struct vhost_dev *dev,
 
 fail_call:
 fail_kick:
-    vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, idx, false);
-fail_host_notifier:
 fail_alloc:
     cpu_physical_memory_unmap(vq->ring, virtio_queue_get_ring_size(vdev, idx),
                               0, 0);
@@ -618,12 +605,6 @@  static void vhost_virtqueue_cleanup(struct vhost_dev *dev,
         .index = idx,
     };
     int r;
-    r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, idx, false);
-    if (r < 0) {
-        fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d host cleanup failed: %d\n", idx, r);
-        fflush(stderr);
-    }
-    assert (r >= 0);
     r = ioctl(dev->control, VHOST_GET_VRING_BASE, &state);
     if (r < 0) {
         fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d ring restore failed: %d\n", idx, r);
@@ -697,6 +678,60 @@  bool vhost_dev_query(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
         hdev->force;
 }
 
+/* Stop processing guest IO notifications in qemu.
+ * Start processing them in vhost in kernel.
+ */
+int vhost_dev_enable_notifiers(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
+{
+    int i, r;
+    if (!vdev->binding->set_host_notifier) {
+        fprintf(stderr, "binding does not support host notifiers\n");
+        r = -ENOSYS;
+        goto fail;
+    }
+
+    for (i = 0; i < hdev->nvqs; ++i) {
+        r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, i, true);
+        if (r < 0) {
+            fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d notifier binding failed: %d\n", i, -r);
+            goto fail_vq;
+        }
+    }
+
+    return 0;
+fail_vq:
+    while (--i >= 0) {
+        r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, i, false);
+        if (r < 0) {
+            fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d notifier cleanup error: %d\n", i, -r);
+            fflush(stderr);
+        }
+        assert (r >= 0);
+    }
+fail:
+    return r;
+}
+
+/* Stop processing guest IO notifications in vhost.
+ * Start processing them in qemu.
+ * This might actually run the qemu handlers right away,
+ * so virtio in qemu must be completely setup when this is called.
+ */
+void vhost_dev_disable_notifiers(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
+{
+    int i, r;
+
+    for (i = 0; i < hdev->nvqs; ++i) {
+        r = vdev->binding->set_host_notifier(vdev->binding_opaque, i, false);
+        if (r < 0) {
+            fprintf(stderr, "vhost VQ %d notifier cleanup failed: %d\n", i, -r);
+            fflush(stderr);
+        }
+        assert (r >= 0);
+    }
+}
+
+/* Host notifiers must be enabled at this point. */
 int vhost_dev_start(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
 {
     int i, r;
@@ -762,6 +797,7 @@  fail:
     return r;
 }
 
+/* Host notifiers must be enabled at this point. */
 void vhost_dev_stop(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev)
 {
     int i, r;
diff --git a/hw/vhost.h b/hw/vhost.h
index c8c595a..c9452f0 100644
--- a/hw/vhost.h
+++ b/hw/vhost.h
@@ -46,5 +46,7 @@  void vhost_dev_cleanup(struct vhost_dev *hdev);
 bool vhost_dev_query(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
 int vhost_dev_start(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
 void vhost_dev_stop(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
+int vhost_dev_enable_notifiers(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
+void vhost_dev_disable_notifiers(struct vhost_dev *hdev, VirtIODevice *vdev);
 
 #endif
diff --git a/hw/vhost_net.c b/hw/vhost_net.c
index a559812..950a6b8 100644
--- a/hw/vhost_net.c
+++ b/hw/vhost_net.c
@@ -139,16 +139,22 @@  int vhost_net_start(struct vhost_net *net,
 {
     struct vhost_vring_file file = { };
     int r;
+
+    net->dev.nvqs = 2;
+    net->dev.vqs = net->vqs;
+
+    r = vhost_dev_enable_notifiers(&net->dev, dev);
+    if (r < 0) {
+        goto fail_notifiers;
+    }
     if (net->dev.acked_features & (1 << VIRTIO_NET_F_MRG_RXBUF)) {
         tap_set_vnet_hdr_len(net->vc,
                              sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr_mrg_rxbuf));
     }
 
-    net->dev.nvqs = 2;
-    net->dev.vqs = net->vqs;
     r = vhost_dev_start(&net->dev, dev);
     if (r < 0) {
-        return r;
+        goto fail_start;
     }
 
     net->vc->info->poll(net->vc, false);
@@ -173,6 +179,9 @@  fail:
     if (net->dev.acked_features & (1 << VIRTIO_NET_F_MRG_RXBUF)) {
         tap_set_vnet_hdr_len(net->vc, sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr));
     }
+fail_start:
+    vhost_dev_disable_notifiers(&net->dev, dev);
+fail_notifiers:
     return r;
 }
 
@@ -190,6 +199,7 @@  void vhost_net_stop(struct vhost_net *net,
     if (net->dev.acked_features & (1 << VIRTIO_NET_F_MRG_RXBUF)) {
         tap_set_vnet_hdr_len(net->vc, sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr));
     }
+    vhost_dev_disable_notifiers(&net->dev, dev);
 }
 
 void vhost_net_cleanup(struct vhost_net *net)