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Date:   Thu,  5 Mar 2020 12:55:25 -0800
From:   Shakeel Butt <>
To:     Eric Dumazet <>, Roman Gushchin <>
Cc:     Johannes Weiner <>,
        Michal Hocko <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        Alexey Kuznetsov <>,
        Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <>,,,,,
        Shakeel Butt <>
Subject: [PATCH v3] net: memcg: late association of sock to memcg

If a TCP socket is allocated in IRQ context or cloned from unassociated
(i.e. not associated to a memcg) in IRQ context then it will remain
unassociated for its whole life. Almost half of the TCPs created on the
system are created in IRQ context, so, memory used by such sockets will
not be accounted by the memcg.

This issue is more widespread in cgroup v1 where network memory
accounting is opt-in but it can happen in cgroup v2 if the source socket
for the cloning was created in root memcg.

To fix the issue, just do the late association of the unassociated
sockets at accept() time in the process context and then force charge
the memory buffer already reserved by the socket.

Signed-off-by: Shakeel Butt <>
Changes since v2:
- Additional check for charging.
- Release the sock after charging.

Changes since v1:
- added sk->sk_rmem_alloc to initial charging.
- added synchronization to get memory usage and set sk_memcg race-free.

 net/ipv4/inet_connection_sock.c | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/ipv4/inet_connection_sock.c b/net/ipv4/inet_connection_sock.c
index a4db79b1b643..5face55cf818 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/inet_connection_sock.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/inet_connection_sock.c
@@ -482,6 +482,26 @@ struct sock *inet_csk_accept(struct sock *sk, int flags, int *err, bool kern)
+	if (mem_cgroup_sockets_enabled && !newsk->sk_memcg) {
+		int amt;
+		/* atomically get the memory usage, set and charge the
+		 * sk->sk_memcg.
+		 */
+		lock_sock(newsk);
+		/* The sk has not been accepted yet, no need to look at
+		 * sk->sk_wmem_queued.
+		 */
+		amt = sk_mem_pages(newsk->sk_forward_alloc +
+				   atomic_read(&sk->sk_rmem_alloc));
+		mem_cgroup_sk_alloc(newsk);
+		if (newsk->sk_memcg && amt)
+			mem_cgroup_charge_skmem(newsk->sk_memcg, amt);
+		release_sock(newsk);
+	}
 	if (req)

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