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From: Christian Eggers <ceggers@arri.de>
To: Kurt Kanzenbach <kurt@linutronix.de>
Cc: Vladimir Oltean <olteanv@gmail.com>,
	Woojung Huh <woojung.huh@microchip.com>,
	Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>,
	Vivien Didelot <vivien.didelot@gmail.com>,
	Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>,
	Microchip Linux Driver Support <UNGLinuxDriver@microchip.com>,
	"David S . Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>, <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] net: dsa: ksz: fix padding size of skb
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:00:20 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4467366.g9nP7YU7d8@n95hx1g2> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <875z7asjfd.fsf@kurt>

On Friday, 16 October 2020, 09:45:42 CEST, Kurt Kanzenbach wrote:
> On Thu Oct 15 2020, Christian Eggers wrote:
> > On Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 19:31:03 CEST, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> >> What problem are you actually trying to solve?
> > 
> > After (hopefully) understanding the important bits, I would like to solve
> > the problem that after calling __skb_put_padto() there may be no tailroom
> > for the tail tag.
> > 
> > The conditions where this can happen are quite special. You need a
> > skb->len < ETH_ZLEN and the skb must be marked as cloned. One condition
> > where this happens in practice is when the skb has been selected for TX
> > time stamping in dsa_skb_tx_timestamp() [cloned] and L2 is used as
> > transport for PTP [size < ETH_ZLEN]. But maybe cloned sk_buffs can also
> > happen for other reasons.
> Hmm. I've never observed any problems using DSA with L2 PTP time
> stamping with this tail tag code. What's the impact exactly? Memory
> corruption?
It looks like skb_put_padto() is only used by the tag_ksz driver. So it's 
unlikely that other drivers are affected by the same problem.

If I remember correctly, I got a skb_panic in skb_put() when adding the tail 
tag. But with the current kernel I didn't manage to create packets where the 
skb allocated by __skb_put_padto has not enough spare room for the tag tag. 
Either I am trying with wrong packets, or something else has been changed in 
between.

I just sent a new patch which should solve the problem correctly here:
https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/netdev/list/?series=208269

Best regards
Christian





  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-16  9:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-14 16:17 Christian Eggers
2020-10-14 16:47 ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-14 16:54   ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-14 17:02     ` Christian Eggers
2020-10-14 17:31       ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-15 17:58         ` Christian Eggers
2020-10-16  7:45           ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2020-10-16  9:00             ` Christian Eggers [this message]
2020-10-16  9:05               ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-16 12:44                 ` Christian Eggers
2020-10-16 15:56                   ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-16 18:03                     ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-10-16 18:13                       ` Vladimir Oltean
2020-10-16 18:52                         ` Jakub Kicinski

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