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Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2023 09:07:23 -0500
From: Willem de Bruijn <willemdebruijn.kernel@...il.com>
To: Yan Zhai <yan@...udflare.com>, 
 netdev@...r.kernel.org
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, 
 Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>, 
 Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, 
 Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>, 
 Willem de Bruijn <willemdebruijn.kernel@...il.com>, 
 Weongyo Jeong <weongyo.linux@...il.com>, 
 linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, 
 kernel-team@...udflare.com, 
 Jesper Brouer <jesper@...udflare.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 net-next] packet: add a generic drop reason for receive

Yan Zhai wrote:
> Commit da37845fdce2 ("packet: uses kfree_skb() for errors.") switches
> from consume_skb to kfree_skb to improve error handling. However, this
> could bring a lot of noises when we monitor real packet drops in
> kfree_skb[1], because in tpacket_rcv or packet_rcv only packet clones
> can be freed, not actual packets.
> 
> Adding a generic drop reason to allow distinguish these "clone drops".
> 
> [1]: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/CABWYdi00L+O30Q=Zah28QwZ_5RU-xcxLFUK2Zj08A8MrLk9jzg@mail.gmail.com/
> Fixes: da37845fdce2 ("packet: uses kfree_skb() for errors.")
> Suggested-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
> Signed-off-by: Yan Zhai <yan@...udflare.com>
> ---
> v2->v3: removed an unused variable
> v1->v2: fixups suggested by Eric Dumazet
> v2: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/ZWobMUp22oTpP3FW@debian.debian/
> v1: https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/ZU3EZKQ3dyLE6T8z@debian.debian/
> ---
>  include/net/dropreason-core.h |  6 ++++++
>  net/packet/af_packet.c        | 26 +++++++++++++-------------
>  2 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/include/net/dropreason-core.h b/include/net/dropreason-core.h
> index 3c70ad53a49c..278e4c7d465c 100644
> --- a/include/net/dropreason-core.h
> +++ b/include/net/dropreason-core.h
> @@ -86,6 +86,7 @@
>  	FN(IPV6_NDISC_NS_OTHERHOST)	\
>  	FN(QUEUE_PURGE)			\
>  	FN(TC_ERROR)			\
> +	FN(PACKET_SOCK_ERROR)		\
>  	FNe(MAX)
>  
>  /**
> @@ -378,6 +379,11 @@ enum skb_drop_reason {
>  	SKB_DROP_REASON_QUEUE_PURGE,
>  	/** @SKB_DROP_REASON_TC_ERROR: generic internal tc error. */
>  	SKB_DROP_REASON_TC_ERROR,
> +	/**
> +	 * @SKB_DROP_REASON_PACKET_SOCK_ERROR: generic packet socket errors
> +	 * after its filter matches an incoming packet.
> +	 */
> +	SKB_DROP_REASON_PACKET_SOCK_ERROR,
>  	/**
>  	 * @SKB_DROP_REASON_MAX: the maximum of core drop reasons, which
>  	 * shouldn't be used as a real 'reason' - only for tracing code gen
> diff --git a/net/packet/af_packet.c b/net/packet/af_packet.c
> index a84e00b5904b..933fdfaacc44 100644
> --- a/net/packet/af_packet.c
> +++ b/net/packet/af_packet.c
> @@ -2127,7 +2127,7 @@ static int packet_rcv(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev,
>  	u8 *skb_head = skb->data;
>  	int skb_len = skb->len;
>  	unsigned int snaplen, res;
> -	bool is_drop_n_account = false;
> +	enum skb_drop_reason drop_reason = SKB_CONSUMED;

Reverse xmas tree

>  
>  	if (skb->pkt_type == PACKET_LOOPBACK)
>  		goto drop;
> @@ -2161,6 +2161,10 @@ static int packet_rcv(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev,
>  	res = run_filter(skb, sk, snaplen);
>  	if (!res)
>  		goto drop_n_restore;
> +
> +	/* skb will only be "consumed" not "dropped" before this */
> +	drop_reason = SKB_DROP_REASON_PACKET_SOCK_ERROR;
> +

This can be set in drop_n_account, rather than the common path.

Same in tpacket_rcv.

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