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Date:   Thu, 08 Sep 2022 16:44:58 +0200
From:   Paolo Abeni <>
To:     Matthieu Baerts <>,
        Menglong Dong <>,
        Jiang Biao <>,
        Mengen Sun <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net v3] net: mptcp: fix unreleased socket in accept queue

On Thu, 2022-09-08 at 15:56 +0200, Matthieu Baerts wrote:
> Hi Menglong,
> On 07/09/2022 13:11, wrote:
> > From: Menglong Dong <>
> > 
> > The mptcp socket and its subflow sockets in accept queue can't be
> > released after the process exit.
> > 
> > While the release of a mptcp socket in listening state, the
> > corresponding tcp socket will be released too. Meanwhile, the tcp
> > socket in the unaccept queue will be released too. However, only init
> > subflow is in the unaccept queue, and the joined subflow is not in the
> > unaccept queue, which makes the joined subflow won't be released, and
> > therefore the corresponding unaccepted mptcp socket will not be released
> > to.
> Thank you for the v3.
> Unfortunately, our CI found a possible recursive locking:
> > - KVM Validation: debug:
> >   - Unstable: 1 failed test(s): selftest_mptcp_join - Critical: 1 Call Trace(s) ❌:
> >   - Task:
> >   - Summary:
> Do you mind looking at it please?

Ah, that is actually a false positive, but we must silence it. The main
point is that the lock_sock() in mptcp_close() rightfully lacks the
_nested annotation.

Instead of adding such annotation only for this call site, which would
be both ugly and dangerous, I suggest to factor_out from mptcp_close()
all the code the run under the socket lock, say in:
bool __mptcp_close(struct sock *sk, long timeout)
	// return true if the caller need to cancel the mptcp worker
	// (outside the socket lock)

and then in mptcp_subflow_queue_clean():


	slow = lock_sock_fast_nested(sk);
        next = msk->dl_next;
        msk->first = NULL;
        msk->dl_next = NULL;
	do_cancel_work = __mptcp_close(sk, 0);
	unlock_sock_fast(sk, slow);

	if (do_cancel_work)

All the above could require 2 different patches, 1 to factor-out the
helper, and 1 to actually implement the fix.



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