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Date:	Tue, 20 Mar 2007 06:54:55 -0400
From:	Chris Madden <chris@...lexsecurity.com>
To:	hadi@...erus.ca
CC:	Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	tgraf@...g.ch
Subject: Re: Oops in filter add

Thanks for all your replies!

One thing I did notice in examining tc_ctl_tfilter was that there is
something like:

        qdisc_lock_tree(dev);
        tp->next = *back;
        *back = tp;
        qdisc_unlock_tree(dev);

And then proceed to the data structure down below with:

err = tp->ops->change(tp, cl, t->tcm_handle, tca, &fh);

Simply reordering these seems to ameliorate the problem greatly.  I
don't know if this is a generic solution or something specific to the
basic filter only. 

Chris Madden

jamal wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-20-03 at 08:29 +0100, Patrick McHardy wrote:
>   
>> jamal wrote:
>>     
>>> On Tue, 2007-20-03 at 07:58 +0100, Patrick McHardy wrote:
>>>
>>> Ok. It certainly used to matter in the old days.
>>>       
>> Actually it has never been used anywhere else but in ing_filter,
>> it was introduced together with the TC actions.
>>
>>     
>
> You are correct. I looked at old 2.4 and all i saw was:
>
> ----------
> /* 
>  revisit later: Use a private since lock dev->queue_lock is also
>  used on the egress (might slow things for an iota)
> */
>  
>          if (dev->qdisc_ingress) {
>                  spin_lock(&dev->queue_lock);
>                  if ((q = dev->qdisc_ingress) != NULL)
>                          fwres = q->enqueue(skb, q);
>                  spin_unlock(&dev->queue_lock);
>          }
> ------
>
> So the resolution (as Dave points out) was wrong. In any case, restoring
> queue_lock for now would slow things but will remove the race.
>
>   
>> I'll try, but no promises, I'm a bit behind with various things myself.
>>     
>
> I will ping you in a few days and if you havent done anything i will
> take it up.
> I am almost tempted to make the ingress filters to not have any
> dependencies on egress whatsoever. It will create more locks but
> will make the datapath faster. Actions can still be shared, but thats
> lesser of an overhead.
>
> cheers,
> jamal
>
>   

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