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Date:   Fri, 15 May 2020 19:22:14 +0200
From:   Paolo Abeni <>
Cc:     Eric Dumazet <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        Christoph Paasch <>,,
        Mat Martineau <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next v2 0/3] mptcp: fix MP_JOIN failure handling

Currently if we hit an MP_JOIN failure on the third ack, the child socket is
closed with reset, but the request socket is not deleted, causing weird

The main problem is that MPTCP's MP_JOIN code needs to plug it's own
'valid 3rd ack' checks and the current TCP callbacks do not allow that.

This series tries to address the above shortcoming introducing a new MPTCP
specific bit in a 'struct tcp_request_sock' hole, and leveraging that to allow
tcp_check_req releasing the request socket when needed.

The above allows cleaning-up a bit current MPTCP hooking in tcp_check_req().

An alternative solution, possibly cleaner but more invasive, would be
changing the 'bool *own_req' syn_recv_sock() argument into 'int *req_status'
and let MPTCP set it to 'REQ_DROP'.

v1 -> v2:
 - be more conservative about drop_req initialization

RFC -> v1:
 - move the drop_req bit inside tcp_request_sock (Eric)

Paolo Abeni (3):
  mptcp: add new sock flag to deal with join subflows
  inet_connection_sock: factor out destroy helper.
  mptcp: cope better with MP_JOIN failure

 include/linux/tcp.h                |  3 +++
 include/net/inet_connection_sock.h |  8 ++++++++
 include/net/mptcp.h                | 17 ++++++++++-------
 net/ipv4/inet_connection_sock.c    |  6 +-----
 net/ipv4/tcp_minisocks.c           |  2 +-
 net/mptcp/protocol.c               |  7 -------
 net/mptcp/subflow.c                | 18 ++++++++++++------
 7 files changed, 35 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)


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