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Date:	Thu, 27 Sep 2007 14:51:29 -0400
From:	Hideo AOKI <>
To:	Evgeniy Polyakov <>
CC:	Satoshi OSHIMA <>,,
Subject: Re: [RFC/PATCH 0/3] UDP memory usage accounting


Apologies for late response.

Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
> Hi.
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 09:18:07PM +0900, Satoshi OSHIMA ( wrote:
>> This patch set try to introduce memory usage accounting for
>> UDP(currently ipv4 only).
>> Currently, memory usage of UDP can be observed as the sam of
>> usage of tx_queue and rx_queue. But I believe that the system
>> wide accounting is usefull when heavy loaded condition.
>> In the next step, I would like to add memory usage quota
>> for UDP to avoid unlimited memory consumption problem
>> under DDOS attack.
> Could you please desribed such attack in more details?
> Each UDP socket has its queue length which can not be exceeded
> (roughly), no new sockets are created when remote side sends a packet
> (like after special steps in TCP), so where is possibility to eat all
> the mem?

I think Satoshi will answer this question soon.

>> This patch set is for 2.6.23-rc7.
> I seriously doubt you want to put udp specific hacks and zillions of
> atomic ops all around the code just to know exact number of bytes eaten
> for UDP.

I'll revise the patch to reduce the number of atomic operations.

> Please use udp specific code (like udp_sendmsg()) for proper accounting
> if you need that, but not hacks in generic ip code.

As far as I know, Satoshi is improving this part right now. Please wait his

Many thanks for your comments.

Best regards,
Hideo Aoki

Hitachi Computer Products (America) Inc.
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