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Date:	Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:41:07 +0800
From:	Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>
To:	Dominic Curran <dominic.curran@...rix.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org
CC:	Maxim Krasnyansky <maxk@....qualcomm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net v2] tuntap: Fix for a race in accessing numqueues

On 01/21/2014 05:59 AM, Dominic Curran wrote:
> A patch for fixing a race between queue selection and changing queues
> was introduced in commit 92bb73ea2("tuntap: fix a possible race between
> queue selection and changing queues").
>
> The fix was to prevent the driver from re-reading the tun->numqueues
> more than once within tun_select_queue() using ACCESS_ONCE().
>
> We have been experiancing 'Divide-by-zero' errors in tun_net_xmit() 
> since we moved from 3.6 to 3.10, and believe that they come from a 
> simular source where the value of tun->numqueues changes to zero 
> between the first and a subsequent read of tun->numqueues.
>
> The fix is a simular use of ACCESS_ONCE(), as well as a multiply
> instead of a divide in the if statement.
>
> Signed-off-by: Dominic Curran <dominic.curran@...rix.com>
> Cc: Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>
> Cc: Maxim Krasnyansky <maxk@....qualcomm.com>
> ---
> V2: Use multiply instead of divide. Suggested by Eric Dumazet.
>     Fixed email address for maxk. Rebase against net tree.
> ---
>  drivers/net/tun.c |    8 +++++---
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> Index: net/drivers/net/tun.c
> ===================================================================
> --- net.orig/drivers/net/tun.c	2014-01-20 20:22:06.000000000 +0000
> +++ net/drivers/net/tun.c	2014-01-20 20:54:54.000000000 +0000
> @@ -721,12 +721,14 @@ static netdev_tx_t tun_net_xmit(struct s
>  	struct tun_struct *tun = netdev_priv(dev);
>  	int txq = skb->queue_mapping;
>  	struct tun_file *tfile;
> +	u32 numqueues = 0;
>  
>  	rcu_read_lock();
>  	tfile = rcu_dereference(tun->tfiles[txq]);
> +	numqueues = ACCESS_ONCE(tun->numqueues);
>  
>  	/* Drop packet if interface is not attached */
> -	if (txq >= tun->numqueues)
> +	if (txq >= numqueues)
>  		goto drop;
>  
>  	tun_debug(KERN_INFO, tun, "tun_net_xmit %d\n", skb->len);
> @@ -746,8 +748,8 @@ static netdev_tx_t tun_net_xmit(struct s
>  	/* Limit the number of packets queued by dividing txq length with the
>  	 * number of queues.
>  	 */
> -	if (skb_queue_len(&tfile->socket.sk->sk_receive_queue)
> -			  >= dev->tx_queue_len / tun->numqueues)
> +	if (skb_queue_len(&tfile->socket.sk->sk_receive_queue) * numqueues
> +			  >= dev->tx_queue_len)
>  		goto drop;
>  
>  	if (unlikely(skb_orphan_frags(skb, GFP_ATOMIC)))

Acked-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>
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