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From: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
To: Eric Wong <normalperson@yhbt.net>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Subject: Re: splice() giving unexpected EOF in 3.7.3 and 3.8-rc4+
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:54:07 -0800
Message-ID: <1358574847.3464.422.camel@edumazet-glaptop> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20130119044957.GA25395@dcvr.yhbt.net>

On Sat, 2013-01-19 at 04:49 +0000, Eric Wong wrote:
> With the following flow, I'm sometimes getting an unexpected EOF on the
> pipe reader even though I never close the pipe writer:
> 
>   tcp_wr -write-> tcp_rd -splice-> pipe_wr -> pipe_rd -splice-> /dev/null
> 
> I encounter this in in 3.7.3, 3.8-rc3, and the latest from Linus
> 3.8-rc4+(5da1f88b8b727dc3a66c52d4513e871be6d43d19)
> 
> It takes longer (about 20s) to reproduce this issue on my KVM (2 cores)
> running the latest Linus kernel, so maybe real/faster hardware is needed.
> My dual-core laptop (on 3.7.3) which hosts the VM does encounter this
> issue within a few seconds (or even <1s).
> 
> Using schedtool to pin to a single core (any CPU core) on real hardware
> seems to avoid this issue on real hardware.  Not sure how KVM uses CPUs,
> but schedtool doesn't help inside my VM (not even schedtool on the KVM
> process).
> 
> Example code below (and via: git clone git://bogomips.org/spliceeof )
> 
> Expected outout from ./spliceeof:
> 	done writing
> 	splice(in) EOF (expected)
> 
> Output I get from ./spliceeof:
> 	splice(out) EOF (UNEXPECTED)
> 	in left: 47716 # the byte value varies
> 
> I've successfully run similar code within the past year on some 3.x
> kernels, so I think this issue is fairly recent (Cc-ing folks who
> have touched splice lately).
> 
> Any likely candidates before I start bisection?  Thanks for reading.
> 
> -------------------------------- 8< ------------------------------

Hmm, this might be already fixed in net-next tree, could you try it ?

Thanks !



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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-01-19  4:49 Eric Wong
2013-01-19  5:54 ` Eric Dumazet [this message]
2013-01-19  6:13   ` Eric Dumazet
2013-01-19  7:04     ` Willy Tarreau
2013-01-19  7:15     ` Eric Wong
2013-01-21  4:21     ` David Miller
2013-02-08  2:39       ` Eric Wong
2013-02-08  3:26         ` David Miller

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