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Date:   Mon, 29 Apr 2019 08:53:36 -0300
From:   Marcelo Ricardo Leitner <>
To:     Xin Long <>
Cc:     network dev <>,,, Neil Horman <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] sctp: avoid running the sctp state machine

On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 02:16:19PM +0800, Xin Long wrote:
> Ying triggered a call trace when doing an asconf testing:
>   BUG: scheduling while atomic: swapper/12/0/0x10000100
>   Call Trace:
>    <IRQ>  [<ffffffffa4375904>] dump_stack+0x19/0x1b
>    [<ffffffffa436fcaf>] __schedule_bug+0x64/0x72
>    [<ffffffffa437b93a>] __schedule+0x9ba/0xa00
>    [<ffffffffa3cd5326>] __cond_resched+0x26/0x30
>    [<ffffffffa437bc4a>] _cond_resched+0x3a/0x50
>    [<ffffffffa3e22be8>] kmem_cache_alloc_node+0x38/0x200
>    [<ffffffffa423512d>] __alloc_skb+0x5d/0x2d0
>    [<ffffffffc0995320>] sctp_packet_transmit+0x610/0xa20 [sctp]
>    [<ffffffffc098510e>] sctp_outq_flush+0x2ce/0xc00 [sctp]
>    [<ffffffffc098646c>] sctp_outq_uncork+0x1c/0x20 [sctp]
>    [<ffffffffc0977338>] sctp_cmd_interpreter.isra.22+0xc8/0x1460 [sctp]
>    [<ffffffffc0976ad1>] sctp_do_sm+0xe1/0x350 [sctp]
>    [<ffffffffc099443d>] sctp_primitive_ASCONF+0x3d/0x50 [sctp]
>    [<ffffffffc0977384>] sctp_cmd_interpreter.isra.22+0x114/0x1460 [sctp]
>    [<ffffffffc0976ad1>] sctp_do_sm+0xe1/0x350 [sctp]
>    [<ffffffffc097b3a4>] sctp_assoc_bh_rcv+0xf4/0x1b0 [sctp]
>    [<ffffffffc09840f1>] sctp_inq_push+0x51/0x70 [sctp]
>    [<ffffffffc099732b>] sctp_rcv+0xa8b/0xbd0 [sctp]
> As it shows, the first sctp_do_sm() running under atomic context (NET_RX
> softirq) invoked sctp_primitive_ASCONF() that uses GFP_KERNEL flag later,
> and this flag is supposed to be used in non-atomic context only. Besides,
> sctp_do_sm() was called recursively, which is not expected.
> Vlad tried to fix this recursive call in Commit c0786693404c ("sctp: Fix
> oops when sending queued ASCONF chunks") by introducing a new command
> SCTP_CMD_SEND_NEXT_ASCONF. But it didn't work as this command is still
> used in the first sctp_do_sm() call, and sctp_primitive_ASCONF() will
> be called in this command again.
> To avoid calling sctp_do_sm() recursively, we send the next queued ASCONF
> not by sctp_primitive_ASCONF(), but by sctp_sf_do_prm_asconf() in the 1st
> sctp_do_sm() directly.
> Reported-by: Ying Xu <>
> Signed-off-by: Xin Long <>

Acked-by: Marcelo Ricardo Leitner <>

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