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Date:   Wed, 13 Jan 2021 16:00:53 -0800
From:   Enke Chen <enkechen2020@...il.com>
To:     Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>,
        Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Jonathan Maxwell <jmaxwell37@...il.com>,
        William McCall <william.mccall@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tcp: fix TCP_USER_TIMEOUT with zero window

Hi, Eric:

Yes, that is a good point! I have been discussing with Neal and Yuchung also
and will work on revising the patch.

Thanks.   -- Enke

On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 09:44:11PM +0100, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:12 PM Enke Chen <enkechen2020@...il.com> wrote:
> >
> > From: Enke Chen <enchen@...oaltonetworks.com>
> >
> > The TCP session does not terminate with TCP_USER_TIMEOUT when data
> > remain untransmitted due to zero window.
> >
> > The number of unanswered zero-window probes (tcp_probes_out) is
> > reset to zero with incoming acks irrespective of the window size,
> > as described in tcp_probe_timer():
> >
> >     RFC 1122 4.2.2.17 requires the sender to stay open indefinitely
> >     as long as the receiver continues to respond probes. We support
> >     this by default and reset icsk_probes_out with incoming ACKs.
> >
> > This counter, however, is the wrong one to be used in calculating the
> > duration that the window remains closed and data remain untransmitted.
> > Thanks to Jonathan Maxwell <jmaxwell37@...il.com> for diagnosing the
> > actual issue.
> >
> > In this patch a separate counter is introduced to track the number of
> > zero-window probes that are not answered with any non-zero window ack.
> > This new counter is used in determining when to abort the session with
> > TCP_USER_TIMEOUT.
> >
> 
> I think one possible issue would be that local congestion (full qdisc)
> would abort early,
> because tcp_model_timeout() assumes linear backoff.
> 
> Neal or Yuchung can further comment on that, it is late for me in France.
> 
> packetdrill test would be :
> 
>    0 socket(..., SOCK_STREAM, IPPROTO_TCP) = 3
>    +0 setsockopt(3, SOL_SOCKET, SO_REUSEADDR, [1], 4) = 0
>    +0 bind(3, ..., ...) = 0
>    +0 listen(3, 1) = 0
> 
> 
>    +0 < S 0:0(0) win 0 <mss 1460>
>    +0 > S. 0:0(0) ack 1 <mss 1460>
> 
>   +.1 < . 1:1(0) ack 1 win 65530
>    +0 accept(3, ..., ...) = 4
> 
>    +0 setsockopt(4, SOL_TCP, TCP_USER_TIMEOUT, [3000], 4) = 0
>    +0 write(4, ..., 24) = 24
>    +0 > P. 1:25(24) ack 1
>    +.1 < . 1:1(0) ack 25 win 65530
>    +0 %{ assert tcpi_probes == 0, tcpi_probes; \
>          assert tcpi_backoff == 0, tcpi_backoff }%
> 
> // install a qdisc dropping all packets
>    +0 `tc qdisc delete dev tun0 root 2>/dev/null ; tc qdisc add dev
> tun0 root pfifo limit 0`
>    +0 write(4, ..., 24) = 24
>    // When qdisc is congested we retry every 500ms therefore in theory
>    // we'd retry 6 times before hitting 3s timeout. However, since we
>    // estimate the elapsed time based on exp backoff of actual RTO (300ms),
>    // we'd bail earlier with only 3 probes.
>    +2.1 write(4, ..., 24) = -1
>    +0 %{ assert tcpi_probes == 3, tcpi_probes; \
>          assert tcpi_backoff == 0, tcpi_backoff }%
>    +0 close(4) = 0
> 
> > Cc: stable@...r.kernel.org
> > Fixes: 9721e709fa68 ("tcp: simplify window probe aborting on USER_TIMEOUT")
> > Reported-by: William McCall <william.mccall@...il.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Enke Chen <enchen@...oaltonetworks.com>
> > ---
> >  include/linux/tcp.h   | 5 +++++
> >  net/ipv4/tcp.c        | 1 +
> >  net/ipv4/tcp_input.c  | 3 ++-
> >  net/ipv4/tcp_output.c | 2 ++
> >  net/ipv4/tcp_timer.c  | 5 +++--
> >  5 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/include/linux/tcp.h b/include/linux/tcp.h
> > index 2f87377e9af7..c9415b30fa67 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/tcp.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/tcp.h
> > @@ -352,6 +352,11 @@ struct tcp_sock {
> >
> >         int                     linger2;
> >
> > +       /* While icsk_probes_out is for unanswered 0 window probes, this
> > +        * counter is for 0-window probes that are not answered with any
> > +        * non-zero window (nzw) acks.
> > +        */
> > +       u8      probes_nzw;
> >
> >  /* Sock_ops bpf program related variables */
> >  #ifdef CONFIG_BPF
> > diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp.c b/net/ipv4/tcp.c
> > index ed42d2193c5c..af6a41a5a5ac 100644
> > --- a/net/ipv4/tcp.c
> > +++ b/net/ipv4/tcp.c
> > @@ -2940,6 +2940,7 @@ int tcp_disconnect(struct sock *sk, int flags)
> >         icsk->icsk_rto = TCP_TIMEOUT_INIT;
> >         icsk->icsk_rto_min = TCP_RTO_MIN;
> >         icsk->icsk_delack_max = TCP_DELACK_MAX;
> > +       tp->probes_nzw = 0;
> >         tp->snd_ssthresh = TCP_INFINITE_SSTHRESH;
> >         tp->snd_cwnd = TCP_INIT_CWND;
> >         tp->snd_cwnd_cnt = 0;
> > diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
> > index c7e16b0ed791..4812a969c18a 100644
> > --- a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
> > +++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
> > @@ -3377,13 +3377,14 @@ static void tcp_ack_probe(struct sock *sk)
> >  {
> >         struct inet_connection_sock *icsk = inet_csk(sk);
> >         struct sk_buff *head = tcp_send_head(sk);
> > -       const struct tcp_sock *tp = tcp_sk(sk);
> > +       struct tcp_sock *tp = tcp_sk(sk);
> >
> >         /* Was it a usable window open? */
> >         if (!head)
> >                 return;
> >         if (!after(TCP_SKB_CB(head)->end_seq, tcp_wnd_end(tp))) {
> >                 icsk->icsk_backoff = 0;
> > +               tp->probes_nzw = 0;
> >                 inet_csk_clear_xmit_timer(sk, ICSK_TIME_PROBE0);
> >                 /* Socket must be waked up by subsequent tcp_data_snd_check().
> >                  * This function is not for random using!
> > diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
> > index f322e798a351..1b64cdabc299 100644
> > --- a/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
> > +++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
> > @@ -4084,10 +4084,12 @@ void tcp_send_probe0(struct sock *sk)
> >                 /* Cancel probe timer, if it is not required. */
> >                 icsk->icsk_probes_out = 0;
> >                 icsk->icsk_backoff = 0;
> > +               tp->probes_nzw = 0;
> >                 return;
> >         }
> >
> >         icsk->icsk_probes_out++;
> > +       tp->probes_nzw++;
> >         if (err <= 0) {
> >                 if (icsk->icsk_backoff < net->ipv4.sysctl_tcp_retries2)
> >                         icsk->icsk_backoff++;
> > diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_timer.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_timer.c
> > index 6c62b9ea1320..87e9f5998b8e 100644
> > --- a/net/ipv4/tcp_timer.c
> > +++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_timer.c
> > @@ -349,6 +349,7 @@ static void tcp_probe_timer(struct sock *sk)
> >
> >         if (tp->packets_out || !skb) {
> >                 icsk->icsk_probes_out = 0;
> > +               tp->probes_nzw = 0;
> >                 return;
> >         }
> >
> > @@ -360,8 +361,8 @@ static void tcp_probe_timer(struct sock *sk)
> >          * corresponding system limit. We also implement similar policy when
> >          * we use RTO to probe window in tcp_retransmit_timer().
> >          */
> > -       if (icsk->icsk_user_timeout) {
> > -               u32 elapsed = tcp_model_timeout(sk, icsk->icsk_probes_out,
> > +       if (icsk->icsk_user_timeout && tp->probes_nzw) {
> > +               u32 elapsed = tcp_model_timeout(sk, tp->probes_nzw,
> >                                                 tcp_probe0_base(sk));
> >
> >                 if (elapsed >= icsk->icsk_user_timeout)
> > --
> > 2.29.2
> >

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