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Date:   Sun, 15 Dec 2019 11:54:51 -0800
From:   Eric Dumazet <>
To:     "David S . Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>
Cc:     netdev <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Arjun Roy <>,
        Soheil Hassas Yeganeh <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next v2] tcp: Set rcv zerocopy hint correctly if skb last
 frag is < PAGE_SIZE

From: Arjun Roy <>

At present, if the last frag of paged data in a skb has < PAGE_SIZE
data, we compute the recv_skip_hint as being equal to the size of that
frag and the entire next skb.

Instead, just return the runt frag size as the hint.

recv_skip_hint is used by the application to skip over
bytes that can not be mmaped, so returning a too big
chunk is pessimistic and forces more bytes to be copied.

Signed-off-by: Arjun Roy <>
Acked-by: Soheil Hassas Yeganeh <>
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>
v2: added more info in the changelog (Jakub)

 net/ipv4/tcp.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp.c b/net/ipv4/tcp.c
index 09e2cae929565a438b298ab6c0df3e2c263e7a11..93fe77c5b02d631ce0f0742f107c570a81d139fe 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp.c
@@ -1778,6 +1778,8 @@ static int tcp_zerocopy_receive(struct sock *sk,
 	while (length + PAGE_SIZE <= zc->length) {
 		if (zc->recv_skip_hint < PAGE_SIZE) {
 			if (skb) {
+				if (zc->recv_skip_hint > 0)
+					break;
 				skb = skb->next;
 				offset = seq - TCP_SKB_CB(skb)->seq;
 			} else {

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