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Date:   Tue, 11 Aug 2020 20:33:22 +0200
From:   Tim Froidcoeur <>
To:     "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Alexey Kuznetsov <>,
        Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <>,
        Patrick McHardy <>,
        KOVACS Krisztian <>
Cc:     Tim Froidcoeur <>,,
Subject: [PATCH net v4 0/2] net: initialize fastreuse on inet_inherit_port

In the case of TPROXY, bind_conflict optimizations for SO_REUSEADDR or
SO_REUSEPORT are broken, possibly resulting in O(n) instead of O(1) bind
behaviour or in the incorrect reuse of a bind.

the kernel keeps track for each bind_bucket if all sockets in the
bind_bucket support SO_REUSEADDR or SO_REUSEPORT in two fastreuse flags.
These flags allow skipping the costly bind_conflict check when possible
(meaning when all sockets have the proper SO_REUSE option).

For every socket added to a bind_bucket, these flags need to be updated.
As soon as a socket that does not support reuse is added, the flag is
set to false and will never go back to true, unless the bind_bucket is

Note that there is no mechanism to re-evaluate these flags when a socket
is removed (this might make sense when removing a socket that would not
allow reuse; this leaves room for a future patch).

For this optimization to work, it is mandatory that these flags are
properly initialized and updated.

When a child socket is created from a listen socket in
__inet_inherit_port, the TPROXY case could create a new bind bucket
without properly initializing these flags, thus preventing the
optimization to work. Alternatively, a socket not allowing reuse could
be added to an existing bind bucket without updating the flags, causing
bind_conflict to never be called as it should.

Patch 1/2 refactors the fastreuse update code in inet_csk_get_port into a
small helper function, making the actual fix tiny and easier to understand.

Patch 2/2 calls this new helper when __inet_inherit_port decides to create
a new bind_bucket or use a different bind_bucket than the one of the listen

v4: - rebase on latest linux/net master branch
v3: - remove company disclaimer from automatic signature
v2: - remove unnecessary cast

Tim Froidcoeur (2):
  net: refactor bind_bucket fastreuse into helper
  net: initialize fastreuse on inet_inherit_port

 include/net/inet_connection_sock.h |  4 ++
 net/ipv4/inet_connection_sock.c    | 97 ++++++++++++++++--------------
 net/ipv4/inet_hashtables.c         |  1 +
 3 files changed, 58 insertions(+), 44 deletions(-)


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