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Date:	Fri,  8 Aug 2014 13:40:56 -0700
From:	Kamal Mostafa <>
Cc:	Neal Cardwell <>,
	Eric Dumazet <>,
	Yuchung Cheng <>,
	Ilpo Jarvinen <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Kamal Mostafa <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.13 233/259] tcp: fix tcp_match_skb_to_sack() for unaligned SACK at end of an skb -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Neal Cardwell <>

[ Upstream commit 2cd0d743b05e87445c54ca124a9916f22f16742e ]

If there is an MSS change (or misbehaving receiver) that causes a SACK
to arrive that covers the end of an skb but is less than one MSS, then
tcp_match_skb_to_sack() was rounding up pkt_len to the full length of
the skb ("Round if necessary..."), then chopping all bytes off the skb
and creating a zero-byte skb in the write queue.

This was visible now because the recently simplified TLP logic in
bef1909ee3ed1c ("tcp: fixing TLP's FIN recovery") could find that 0-byte
skb at the end of the write queue, and now that we do not check that
skb's length we could send it as a TLP probe.

Consider the following example scenario:

 mss: 1000
 skb: seq: 0 end_seq: 4000  len: 4000
 SACK: start_seq: 3999 end_seq: 4000

The tcp_match_skb_to_sack() code will compute:

 in_sack = false
 pkt_len = start_seq - TCP_SKB_CB(skb)->seq = 3999 - 0 = 3999
 new_len = (pkt_len / mss) * mss = (3999/1000)*1000 = 3000
 new_len += mss = 4000

Previously we would find the new_len > skb->len check failing, so we
would fall through and set pkt_len = new_len = 4000 and chop off
pkt_len of 4000 from the 4000-byte skb, leaving a 0-byte segment
afterward in the write queue.

With this new commit, we notice that the new new_len >= skb->len check
succeeds, so that we return without trying to fragment.

Fixes: adb92db857ee ("tcp: Make SACK code to split only at mss boundaries")
Reported-by: Eric Dumazet <>
Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <>
Cc: Eric Dumazet <>
Cc: Yuchung Cheng <>
Cc: Ilpo Jarvinen <>
Acked-by: Eric Dumazet <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <>
 net/ipv4/tcp_input.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
index 320cfe1..a8827e7 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
@@ -1167,7 +1167,7 @@ static int tcp_match_skb_to_sack(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb,
 			unsigned int new_len = (pkt_len / mss) * mss;
 			if (!in_sack && new_len < pkt_len) {
 				new_len += mss;
-				if (new_len > skb->len)
+				if (new_len >= skb->len)
 					return 0;
 			pkt_len = new_len;

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