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Date:	Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:06:36 -0500 (EST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] af_unix: fix entry locking in unix_dgram_recvmsg

From: Rainer Weikusat <>
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2015 21:24:17 +0000

> David Miller <> writes:
>> So with your patch, the "N * timeout" behavior, where N is the number
>> of queues reading threads, no longer occurs?  Do they all now properly
>> get released at the appropriate timeout?
> As far as I can tell, yes. With the change, unix_dgram_recvmsg has a
> read loop looking like this:
> 	last = NULL; /* not really necessary */
> 	timeo = sock_rcvtimeo(sk, flags & MSG_DONTWAIT);
> 	do {
> 		mutex_lock(&u->readlock);
> 		skip = sk_peek_offset(sk, flags);
> 		skb = __skb_try_recv_datagram(sk, flags, &peeked, &skip, &err,
> 					      &last);
> 		if (skb)
> 			break;
> 		mutex_unlock(&u->readlock);
> 		if (err != -EAGAIN)
> 			break;
> 	} while (timeo &&
> 		 !__skb_wait_for_more_packets(sk, &err, &timeo, last));
> u->readlock is only used to enforce serialized access while running code
> dealing with the peek offset. If there's currently nothing to receive,
> the mutex is dropped. Afterwards, non-blocking readers return with
> -EAGAIN and blocking readers go to sleep waiting for 'interesting
> events' via __skb_wait_for_more_packets without stuffing the mutex into
> a pocket and taking it with them: All non-blocking readers of a certain
> socket end up going to sleep via schedule_timeout call in the wait
> function, hence, each of them will be woken up once its timeout expires.

Great, thanks for the info.  I think you should submit this patch
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