lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:03:43 -0700
From:	Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>
To:	davem@...emloft.net
Cc:	Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@...el.com>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, gospo@...hat.com, sassmann@...hat.com,
	Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>
Subject: [net-next 05/14] net: Add memory barriers to prevent possible race in byte queue limits

From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@...el.com>

This change adds a memory barrier to the byte queue limit code to address a
possible race as has been seen in the past with the
netif_stop_queue/netif_wake_queue logic.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck@...el.com>
Tested-by: Stephen Ko <stephen.s.ko@...el.com>
Signed-off-by: Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>
---
 include/linux/netdevice.h |   49 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
 1 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/netdevice.h b/include/linux/netdevice.h
index 4bf314f..4535a4e 100644
--- a/include/linux/netdevice.h
+++ b/include/linux/netdevice.h
@@ -1899,12 +1899,22 @@ static inline void netdev_tx_sent_queue(struct netdev_queue *dev_queue,
 {
 #ifdef CONFIG_BQL
 	dql_queued(&dev_queue->dql, bytes);
-	if (unlikely(dql_avail(&dev_queue->dql) < 0)) {
-		set_bit(__QUEUE_STATE_STACK_XOFF, &dev_queue->state);
-		if (unlikely(dql_avail(&dev_queue->dql) >= 0))
-			clear_bit(__QUEUE_STATE_STACK_XOFF,
-			    &dev_queue->state);
-	}
+
+	if (likely(dql_avail(&dev_queue->dql) >= 0))
+		return;
+
+	set_bit(__QUEUE_STATE_STACK_XOFF, &dev_queue->state);
+
+	/*
+	 * The XOFF flag must be set before checking the dql_avail below,
+	 * because in netdev_tx_completed_queue we update the dql_completed
+	 * before checking the XOFF flag.
+	 */
+	smp_mb();
+
+	/* check again in case another CPU has just made room avail */
+	if (unlikely(dql_avail(&dev_queue->dql) >= 0))
+		clear_bit(__QUEUE_STATE_STACK_XOFF, &dev_queue->state);
 #endif
 }
 
@@ -1917,16 +1927,23 @@ static inline void netdev_tx_completed_queue(struct netdev_queue *dev_queue,
 					     unsigned pkts, unsigned bytes)
 {
 #ifdef CONFIG_BQL
-	if (likely(bytes)) {
-		dql_completed(&dev_queue->dql, bytes);
-		if (unlikely(test_bit(__QUEUE_STATE_STACK_XOFF,
-		    &dev_queue->state) &&
-		    dql_avail(&dev_queue->dql) >= 0)) {
-			if (test_and_clear_bit(__QUEUE_STATE_STACK_XOFF,
-			     &dev_queue->state))
-				netif_schedule_queue(dev_queue);
-		}
-	}
+	if (unlikely(!bytes))
+		return;
+
+	dql_completed(&dev_queue->dql, bytes);
+
+	/*
+	 * Without the memory barrier there is a small possiblity that
+	 * netdev_tx_sent_queue will miss the update and cause the queue to
+	 * be stopped forever
+	 */
+	smp_mb();
+
+	if (dql_avail(&dev_queue->dql) < 0)
+		return;
+
+	if (test_and_clear_bit(__QUEUE_STATE_STACK_XOFF, &dev_queue->state))
+		netif_schedule_queue(dev_queue);
 #endif
 }
 
-- 
1.7.7.6

--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe netdev" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Powered by blists - more mailing lists