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From: Igor Ryzhov <iryzhov@nfware.com>
To: Elad Nachman <eladv6@gmail.com>
Cc: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>,
	Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>,
	dev <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] kni: fix rtnl deadlocks and race conditions v3
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:49:49 +0300
Message-ID: <CAF+s_Fza_63+4jL9anOEuBPgt+0WdicaWu9JfUOmr3vK-Qkr2Q@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210223134504.699-1-eladv6@gmail.com>

This looks more like a hack than an actual fix to me.

After this commit:
"ip link set up" is sent to the userspace with unlocked rtnl_lock
"ip link set down" is sent to the userspace with locked rtnl_lock

How is this really fixing anything? IMHO it only complicates the code.
If talking with userspace under rtnl_lock is a problem, then we should fix
all such requests, not only part of them.
If it is not a problem, then I don't see any point in merging this.

On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 4:45 PM Elad Nachman <eladv6@gmail.com> wrote:

> This part of the series includes my fixes for the issues reported
> by Ferruh and Igor on top of part 1 of the patch series:
>
> A. KNI sync lock is being locked while rtnl is held.
> If two threads are calling kni_net_process_request() ,
> then the first one will take the sync lock, release rtnl lock then sleep.
> The second thread will try to lock sync lock while holding rtnl.
> The first thread will wake, and try to lock rtnl, resulting in a deadlock.
> The remedy is to release rtnl before locking the KNI sync lock.
> Since in between nothing is accessing Linux network-wise,
> no rtnl locking is needed.
>
> B. There is a race condition in __dev_close_many() processing the
> close_list while the application terminates.
> It looks like if two vEth devices are terminating,
> and one releases the rtnl lock, the other takes it,
> updating the close_list in an unstable state,
> causing the close_list to become a circular linked list,
> hence list_for_each_entry() will endlessly loop inside
> __dev_close_many() .
> Since the description for the original patch indicate the
> original motivation was bringing the device up,
> I have changed kni_net_process_request() to hold the rtnl mutex
> in case of bringing the device down since this is the path called
> from __dev_close_many() , causing the corruption of the close_list.
>
> Signed-off-by: Elad Nachman <eladv6@gmail.com>
> ---
> v3:
> * Include original patch and new patch as a series of patch, added a
>   comment to the new patch
> v2:
> * rebuild the patch as increment from patch 64106
> * fix comment and blank lines
> ---
>  kernel/linux/kni/kni_net.c | 29 +++++++++++++++++++++--------
>  1 file changed, 21 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/linux/kni/kni_net.c b/kernel/linux/kni/kni_net.c
> index f0b6e9a8d..017e44812 100644
> --- a/kernel/linux/kni/kni_net.c
> +++ b/kernel/linux/kni/kni_net.c
> @@ -110,9 +110,26 @@ kni_net_process_request(struct net_device *dev,
> struct rte_kni_request *req)
>         void *resp_va;
>         uint32_t num;
>         int ret_val;
> +       int req_is_dev_stop = 0;
> +
> +       /* For configuring the interface to down,
> +        * rtnl must be held all the way to prevent race condition
> +        * inside __dev_close_many() between two netdev instances of KNI
> +        */
> +       if (req->req_id == RTE_KNI_REQ_CFG_NETWORK_IF &&
> +                       req->if_up == 0)
> +               req_is_dev_stop = 1;
>
>         ASSERT_RTNL();
>
> +       /* Since we need to wait and RTNL mutex is held
> +        * drop the mutex and hold reference to keep device
> +        */
> +       if (!req_is_dev_stop) {
> +               dev_hold(dev);
> +               rtnl_unlock();
> +       }
> +
>         mutex_lock(&kni->sync_lock);
>
>         /* Construct data */
> @@ -124,16 +141,8 @@ kni_net_process_request(struct net_device *dev,
> struct rte_kni_request *req)
>                 goto fail;
>         }
>
> -       /* Since we need to wait and RTNL mutex is held
> -        * drop the mutex and hold refernce to keep device
> -        */
> -       dev_hold(dev);
> -       rtnl_unlock();
> -
>         ret_val = wait_event_interruptible_timeout(kni->wq,
>                         kni_fifo_count(kni->resp_q), 3 * HZ);
> -       rtnl_lock();
> -       dev_put(dev);
>
>         if (signal_pending(current) || ret_val <= 0) {
>                 ret = -ETIME;
> @@ -152,6 +161,10 @@ kni_net_process_request(struct net_device *dev,
> struct rte_kni_request *req)
>
>  fail:
>         mutex_unlock(&kni->sync_lock);
> +       if (!req_is_dev_stop) {
> +               rtnl_lock();
> +               dev_put(dev);
> +       }
>         return ret;
>  }
>
> --
> 2.17.1
>
>

  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-24 12:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-26 14:46 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] kni: fix rtnl deadlocks and race conditions Elad Nachman
2021-02-19 18:41 ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-02-21  8:03   ` Elad Nachman
2021-02-22 15:58     ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-02-23 12:05 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH V2] kni: fix rtnl deadlocks and race conditions v2 Elad Nachman
2021-02-23 12:53   ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-02-23 13:44 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] kni: fix rtnl deadlocks and race conditions v3 Elad Nachman
2021-02-23 13:45 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] " Elad Nachman
2021-02-24 12:49   ` Igor Ryzhov [this message]
2021-02-24 13:33     ` Elad Nachman
2021-02-24 14:04       ` Igor Ryzhov
2021-02-24 14:06         ` Elad Nachman
2021-02-24 14:41           ` Igor Ryzhov
2021-02-24 14:56             ` Elad Nachman
2021-02-24 15:18               ` Igor Ryzhov
     [not found]                 ` <CACXF7qkhkzFc-=v=iiBzh2V7rLjk1U34VUfPbNrnYJND_0TKHQ@mail.gmail.com>
2021-02-24 16:31                   ` Igor Ryzhov
2021-02-24 15:54     ` Stephen Hemminger
2021-02-25 14:32 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] kni: fix kernel deadlock when using mlx devices Elad Nachman
2021-02-25 14:32   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] kni: fix rtnl deadlocks and race conditions v4 Elad Nachman
2021-02-25 21:01     ` Igor Ryzhov
2021-02-26 15:48       ` Stephen Hemminger
2021-02-26 17:43         ` Elad Nachman
2021-03-01  8:10           ` Igor Ryzhov
2021-03-01 16:38             ` Stephen Hemminger
2021-03-15 16:58               ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-03-01 20:27             ` Dan Gora
2021-03-01 21:26               ` Dan Gora
2021-03-02 16:44                 ` Elad Nachman
2021-03-15 17:17     ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-03-16 18:35       ` Elad Nachman
2021-03-16 18:42         ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-03-15 17:17   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] kni: fix kernel deadlock when using mlx devices Ferruh Yigit
2021-03-29 14:36 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/3] kni: refactor user request processing Ferruh Yigit
2021-03-29 14:36   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 2/3] kni: support async user request Ferruh Yigit
2021-03-29 14:36   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 3/3] kni: fix kernel deadlock when using mlx devices Ferruh Yigit
2021-04-09 14:56     ` [dpdk-dev] [dpdk-stable] " Ferruh Yigit
2021-04-12 14:35       ` Elad Nachman
2021-04-20 23:07         ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-23  8:41           ` Igor Ryzhov
2021-04-23  8:59             ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-04-23 12:43               ` Igor Ryzhov
2021-04-23 12:58                 ` Igor Ryzhov

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