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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2023 17:44:20 +0900
From: Akihiko Odaki <akihiko.odaki@...nix.com>
To: Willem de Bruijn <willemdebruijn.kernel@...il.com>
Cc: Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>, "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>,
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Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 5/7] tun: Introduce virtio-net hashing feature

On 2023/10/09 17:13, Willem de Bruijn wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 8, 2023 at 12:22 AM Akihiko Odaki <akihiko.odaki@...nix.com> wrote:
>>
>> virtio-net have two usage of hashes: one is RSS and another is hash
>> reporting. Conventionally the hash calculation was done by the VMM.
>> However, computing the hash after the queue was chosen defeats the
>> purpose of RSS.
>>
>> Another approach is to use eBPF steering program. This approach has
>> another downside: it cannot report the calculated hash due to the
>> restrictive nature of eBPF.
>>
>> Introduce the code to compute hashes to the kernel in order to overcome
>> thse challenges. An alternative solution is to extend the eBPF steering
>> program so that it will be able to report to the userspace, but it makes
>> little sense to allow to implement different hashing algorithms with
>> eBPF since the hash value reported by virtio-net is strictly defined by
>> the specification.
>>
>> The hash value already stored in sk_buff is not used and computed
>> independently since it may have been computed in a way not conformant
>> with the specification.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Akihiko Odaki <akihiko.odaki@...nix.com>
> 
>> @@ -2116,31 +2172,49 @@ static ssize_t tun_put_user(struct tun_struct *tun,
>>          }
>>
>>          if (vnet_hdr_sz) {
>> -               struct virtio_net_hdr gso;
>> +               union {
>> +                       struct virtio_net_hdr hdr;
>> +                       struct virtio_net_hdr_v1_hash v1_hash_hdr;
>> +               } hdr;
>> +               int ret;
>>
>>                  if (iov_iter_count(iter) < vnet_hdr_sz)
>>                          return -EINVAL;
>>
>> -               if (virtio_net_hdr_from_skb(skb, &gso,
>> -                                           tun_is_little_endian(tun), true,
>> -                                           vlan_hlen)) {
>> +               if ((READ_ONCE(tun->vnet_hash.flags) & TUN_VNET_HASH_REPORT) &&
>> +                   vnet_hdr_sz >= sizeof(hdr.v1_hash_hdr) &&
>> +                   skb->tun_vnet_hash) {
> 
> Isn't vnet_hdr_sz guaranteed to be >= hdr.v1_hash_hdr, by virtue of
> the set hash ioctl failing otherwise?
> 
> Such checks should be limited to control path where possible

There is a potential race since tun->vnet_hash.flags and vnet_hdr_sz are 
not read at once.

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