virtio-pci: make reset operation safer

virtio pci device reset actually just does an I/O
write, which in PCI is really posted, that is it
can complete on CPU before the device has received it.

Further, interrupts might have been pending on
another CPU, so device callback might get invoked after reset.

This conflicts with how drivers use reset, which is typically:
a callback running after reset completed can race with
unregister, potentially leading to use after free bugs.

Fix by flushing out the write, and flushing pending interrupts.

This assumes that device is never reset from
its vq/config callbacks, or in parallel with being
added/removed, document this assumption.

Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <>
Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <>
2 files changed