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Date:   Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:18:03 -0700
From:   Eric Dumazet <>
To:     Seiichi Ikarashi <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tcp: possible race between tcp_done() and tcp_poll()

On Thu, 2017-03-30 at 11:55 +0900, Seiichi Ikarashi wrote:

> I got a report that receiving a RST packet but poll() got only POLLERR, no POLLIN|POLLRDHUP .
> It was an old x86_64 kernel which does not include sk_state_{load,store} functions.
> I suspected some race might have occur above.

It looks that a one-liner patch would be enough in tcp_done()

No need adding extra barriers

Untested patch :

diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp.c b/net/ipv4/tcp.c
index 1e319a525d51b0b603a5ccc5143381c752b9f2c7..4107d3fc00a53f768cdb885971a1067c810f5c9f 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp.c
@@ -3285,12 +3285,12 @@ void tcp_done(struct sock *sk)
 	if (sk->sk_state == TCP_SYN_SENT || sk->sk_state == TCP_SYN_RECV)
+	sk->sk_shutdown = SHUTDOWN_MASK;
 	tcp_set_state(sk, TCP_CLOSE);
 	if (req)
 		reqsk_fastopen_remove(sk, req, false);
-	sk->sk_shutdown = SHUTDOWN_MASK;
 	if (!sock_flag(sk, SOCK_DEAD))

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