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Date:	Sun, 06 Dec 2015 23:31:07 -0500 (EST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATH 02/02] af_unix: fix unix_dgram_recvmsg entry locking

From: Rainer Weikusat <>
Date: Sun, 06 Dec 2015 21:11:38 +0000

> The current unix_dgram_recvsmg code acquires the u->readlock mutex in
> order to protect access to the peek offset prior to calling
> __skb_recv_datagram for actually receiving data. This implies that a
> blocking reader will go to sleep with this mutex held if there's
> presently no data to return to userspace. Two non-desirable side effects
> of this are that a later non-blocking read call on the same socket will
> block on the ->readlock mutex until the earlier blocking call releases it
> (or the readers is interrupted) and that later blocking read calls
> will wait longer than the effective socket read timeout says they
> should: The timeout will only start 'ticking' once such a reader hits
> the schedule_timeout in wait_for_more_packets (core.c) while the time it
> already had to wait until it could acquire the mutex is unaccounted for.
> The patch avoids both by using the __skb_try_recv_datagram and
> __skb_wait_for_more packets functions created by the first patch to
> implement a unix_dgram_recvmsg read loop which releases the readlock
> mutex prior to going to sleep and reacquires it as needed
> afterwards. Non-blocking readers will thus immediately return with
> -EAGAIN if there's no data available regardless of any concurrent
> blocking readers and all blocking readers will end up sleeping via
> schedule_timeout, thus honouring the configured socket receive timeout.
> Signed-Off-By: Rainer Weikusat <>

Also applied to net-next, thanks.

BTW, it's "Signed-off-by: ".  Only the first word is capitalized.
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