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From: Christoph Paasch <christoph.paasch@gmail.com>
To: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
Cc: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>,
	"David S . Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	netdev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Jonathan Looney <jtl@netflix.com>,
	Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com>,
	Tyler Hicks <tyhicks@canonical.com>,
	Yuchung Cheng <ycheng@google.com>,
	Bruce Curtis <brucec@netflix.com>,
	Jonathan Lemon <jonathan.lemon@gmail.com>,
	Dustin Marquess <dmarquess@apple.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net 2/4] tcp: tcp_fragment() should apply sane memory limits
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:19:58 -0700
Message-ID: <CALMXkpZ4isoXpFp_5=nVUcWrt5TofYVhpdAjv7LkCH7RFW1tYw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <03cbcfdf-58a4-dbca-45b1-8b17f229fa1d@gmail.com>

On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 7:28 PM Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> On 6/17/19 5:18 PM, Christoph Paasch wrote:
> >
> > Hi Eric, I now have a packetdrill test that started failing (see
> > below). Admittedly, a bit weird test with the SO_SNDBUF forced so low.
> >
> > Nevertheless, previously this test would pass, now it stalls after the
> > write() because tcp_fragment() returns -ENOMEM. Your commit-message
> > mentions that this could trigger when one sets SO_SNDBUF low. But,
> > here we have a complete stall of the connection and we never recover.
> >
> > I don't know if we care about this, but there it is :-)
>
> I guess it is WAI :)
>
> Honestly I am not sure we want to add code just to allow these degenerated use cases.
>
> Upstream kernels could check if rtx queue is empty or not, but this check will be not trivial to backport
>
>
> Can you test :

Yes, this does the trick for my packetdrill-test.

I wonder, is there a way we could end up in a situation where we can't
retransmit anymore?
For example, sk_wmem_queued has grown so much that the new test fails.
Then, if we legitimately need to fragment in __tcp_retransmit_skb() we
won't be able to do so. So we will never retransmit. And if no ACK
comes back in to make some room we are stuck, no?


Christoph



>
> diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
> index 00c01a01b547ec67c971dc25a74c9258563cf871..06576540133806222f43d4a9532c5a929a2965b0 100644
> --- a/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
> +++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
> @@ -1296,7 +1296,8 @@ int tcp_fragment(struct sock *sk, enum tcp_queue tcp_queue,
>         if (nsize < 0)
>                 nsize = 0;
>
> -       if (unlikely((sk->sk_wmem_queued >> 1) > sk->sk_sndbuf)) {
> +       if (unlikely((sk->sk_wmem_queued >> 1) > sk->sk_sndbuf &&
> +                    !tcp_rtx_queue_empty(sk))) {
>                 NET_INC_STATS(sock_net(sk), LINUX_MIB_TCPWQUEUETOOBIG);
>                 return -ENOMEM;
>         }

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Thread overview: 36+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-17 17:03 [PATCH net 0/4] tcp: make sack processing more robust Eric Dumazet
2019-06-17 17:03 ` [PATCH net 1/4] tcp: limit payload size of sacked skbs Eric Dumazet
2019-06-17 17:14   ` Jonathan Lemon
2019-06-17 17:03 ` [PATCH net 2/4] tcp: tcp_fragment() should apply sane memory limits Eric Dumazet
2019-06-17 17:14   ` Jonathan Lemon
2019-06-18  0:18   ` Christoph Paasch
2019-06-18  2:28     ` Eric Dumazet
2019-06-18  3:19       ` Christoph Paasch [this message]
2019-06-18  3:44         ` Eric Dumazet
2019-06-18  3:53           ` Christoph Paasch
2019-06-18  4:08             ` Eric Dumazet
2019-07-10 18:23         ` Prout, Andrew - LLSC - MITLL
2019-07-10 18:28           ` Eric Dumazet
2019-07-10 18:53             ` Prout, Andrew - LLSC - MITLL
2019-07-10 19:26               ` Eric Dumazet
2019-07-11  7:28                 ` Christoph Paasch
2019-07-11  9:19                   ` Eric Dumazet
2019-07-11 18:26                     ` Michal Kubecek
2019-07-11 18:50                       ` Eric Dumazet
2019-07-11 10:18                   ` Eric Dumazet
2019-07-11 17:14                 ` Prout, Andrew - LLSC - MITLL
2019-07-11 18:28                   ` Eric Dumazet
2019-07-11 19:04                     ` Jonathan Lemon
2019-07-12  7:05                       ` Eric Dumazet
2019-07-16 15:13                   ` Prout, Andrew - LLSC - MITLL
2019-06-17 17:03 ` [PATCH net 3/4] tcp: add tcp_min_snd_mss sysctl Eric Dumazet
2019-06-17 17:15   ` Jonathan Lemon
2019-06-17 17:18   ` Tyler Hicks
2019-06-17 17:03 ` [PATCH net 4/4] tcp: enforce tcp_min_snd_mss in tcp_mtu_probing() Eric Dumazet
2019-06-17 17:16   ` Jonathan Lemon
2019-06-17 17:18   ` Tyler Hicks
2019-06-17 17:41 ` [PATCH net 0/4] tcp: make sack processing more robust David Miller
2019-08-02 19:02 [PATCH net 2/4] tcp: tcp_fragment() should apply sane memory limits Bernd
2019-08-02 19:14 ` Neal Cardwell
2019-08-02 19:58   ` Bernd
2019-08-14 14:41     ` Marcelo Ricardo Leitner

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