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From: Charles Daymand <charles.daymand@wifirst.fr>
To: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>,
	Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@gmail.com>
Cc: netdev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] r8169: fix multicast tx issue with macvlan interface
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 13:55:10 +0200
Message-ID: <cead98cd-b396-f261-5680-534453a07694@wifirst.fr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CANn89iKA8MAef-XfkbLG3W+3=qUx4pqmKuWPBfrxAcupohLkyA@mail.gmail.com>

Sorry apparently I had an issue when sending the mail to the netdev mailing list yesterday.
Actually in our architecture we are creating vlan interface from a
macvlan interface (that explains the 802.1Q traffic)
I did more testing on the issue today and I observed that the macvlan
interface itself is not affected by the issue, it's only the vlan
interfaces created from the macvlan interface which is affected by the
issue.

I did the following network configuration on the hardware to simplify
the testing :

    +----------------------------------------+                 +--------------------------+
    | Hardware                               |                 | Laptop                   |
    | +---------+                            |                 |            +---------+   |
    | | vlan2833+-+                          |                 |      +-----+ vlan2833|   |
    | +---------+ |                          |                 |      |     +---------+   |
192.168.200.1/24 |  +---------+          +--+-+             +-+--+   |  192.168.200.2/24 |
    |             +--+mymacvlan+----------+eth0+-------------+eth0+---+--+                |
    |             |  +---------+          +----+             +----+      |                |
    | +---------+ | 192.168.120.1/24 192.168.100.1/24   192.168.100.2/24 |  +---------+   |
    | | vlan1000+-+                          |          192.168.120.2/24 +--+ vlan1000|   |
    | +---------+                            |                 |            +---------+   |
192.168.150.1/24                            |                 |         192.168.150.2/24 |
    +----------------------------------------+                 +--------------------------+

For testing purpose I connected by ssh to 192.168.100.1 and sent udp
packets to the laptop IPs with the following result:
* When sending an UDP packet to 192.168.120.2 ==> No issue
* When sending an UDP packet to 192.168.200.2 (vlan 2833) ==> I have the malformed packet issue
* When sending an UDP packet to 192.168.150.2 (vlan 1000) ==> I receive no network traffic
and I lose the ssh connection during 2 minutes with nothing in dmesg during this period.

Le 13/04/2020 à 20:20, Eric Dumazet a écrit :
> On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 11:06 AM Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 06.04.2020 16:12, Charles DAYMAND wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Sorry for the long delay, I didn't have physical access to the
>>> hardware last week. I did more testing today by connecting directly my
>>> laptop to the hardware and the issue not only affects multicast but
>>> also unicast with macvlan.
>>> Only ping packets are correctly sent.
>>> Using wireshark I can only see malformed ethernet packets (example
>>> with multicast packet below)
>>> Frame 1: 106 bytes on wire (848 bits), 106 bytes captured (848 bits)
>>> IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
>>>      Destination: IPv4mcast_09 (01:00:5e:00:00:09)
>>>      Source: b2:41:6f:04:c1:86 (b2:41:6f:04:c1:86)
>>>      Length: 96
>>>          [Expert Info (Error/Malformed): Length field value goes past
>>> the end of the payload]
>>> Logical-Link Control
>>>      DSAP: Unknown (0x45)
>>>      SSAP: Unknown (0xc0)
>>>      Control field: I, N(R)=46, N(S)=0 (0x5C00)
>>> Data (88 bytes)
>>>      Data: 50320c780111087fac159401e0000009020802080048207a...
>>>      [Length: 88]
>>> Please find the full pcap file at this url with also a tentative to
>>> establish a ssh connection :
>>> https://fourcot.fr/temp/malformed_ethernet2.pcap
>>>
>> A problem with HW checksumming should manifest as checksum failure,
>> I don't think HW checksumming touches length information in headers.
>> You could enable tracing network events to see whether packets look
>> suspicious before reaching the network driver.
>> (or do some printf debugging for the affected multicast packets)
>>
>> Because you initially suspected a problem with HW checksumming
>> in a specific RTL8168 chip variant:
>> - Check macvlan with another network driver supporting HW checksumming
>> - Check macvlan with r8169 and another RTL8168 chip variant
>>
>> The fact that the issue doesn't exist w/o macvlan seems to indicate
>> that the network driver can't be blamed here.
> trace includes evidence of 802.1Q traffic though, maybe "macvlan" is a
> red herring,
> some confusion on wording maybe...
>
> 802.1Q Virtual LAN, PRI: 0, DEI: 0, ID: 2833
>      000. .... .... .... = Priority: Best Effort (default) (0)
>      ...0 .... .... .... = DEI: Ineligible
>      .... 1011 0001 0001 = ID: 2833
>
>
>>> Best regards
>>>
>>> Charles
>>>
>>>
>>> Le mar. 31 mars 2020 à 16:07, Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@gmail.com> a écrit :
>>>> Thanks for further testing! The good news from my perspective is that the issue doesn't occur
>>>> w/o macvlen, therefore it doesn't seem to be a r8169 network driver issue.
>>>>
>>>> W/o knowing tcpdump in detail I think it switches the NIC to promiscuous mode, means
>>>> it should see all packets, incl. the ones with checksum errors.
>>>> Maybe you can mirror the port to which the problematic system is connected and
>>>> analyze the traffic. Or for whatever reason the switch doesn't forward the multicast
>>>> packets to your notebook.
>>>>
>>>> Heiner
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 31.03.2020 15:44, Charles DAYMAND wrote:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> We tested to enable tx checksumming manually (via ethtool) on a kernel 4.19.0-5-amd64 which is the oldest kernel compatible with our software and we observed exactly the same issue.
>>>>> For information when connecting a laptop directly to the interface we can't see any multicast packet when tx checksumming is enabled on tcpdump.
>>>>> Our network is composed of a cisco switch and we can still see the multicast counters correctly increasing even when we have the issue.
>>>>>
>>>>> I also confirm that when not using macvlan but the real interface there is no issue on the multicast packets, they are correctly sent and received.
>>>>> I have a stupid question, if the IP checksum was bad on the multicast packet, would the receiver NIC drop the packet or would it be seen by tcpdump by the receiver ?
>>>>>
>>>>> Le ven. 27 mars 2020 à 20:43, Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com <mailto:edumazet@google.com>> a écrit :
>>>>>
>>>>>      On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 12:17 PM Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@gmail.com <mailto:hkallweit1@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>>      >
>>>>>      > On 27.03.2020 19:52, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>>>>>      > > On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 10:41 AM Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@gmail.com <mailto:hkallweit1@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>>      > >>
>>>>>      > >> On 27.03.2020 10:39, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>>>>>      > >>> On 27.03.2020 10:08, Charles Daymand wrote:
>>>>>      > >>>> During kernel upgrade testing on our hardware, we found that macvlan
>>>>>      > >>>> interface were no longer able to send valid multicast packet.
>>>>>      > >>>>
>>>>>      > >>>> tcpdump run on our hardware was correctly showing our multicast
>>>>>      > >>>> packet but when connecting a laptop to our hardware we didn't see any
>>>>>      > >>>> packets.
>>>>>      > >>>>
>>>>>      > >>>> Bisecting turned up commit 93681cd7d94f
>>>>>      > >>>> "r8169: enable HW csum and TSO" activates the feature NETIF_F_IP_CSUM
>>>>>      > >>>> which is responsible for the drop of packet in case of macvlan
>>>>>      > >>>> interface. Note that revision RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_34 was already a specific
>>>>>      > >>>> case since TSO was keep disabled.
>>>>>      > >>>>
>>>>>      > >>>> Deactivating NETIF_F_IP_CSUM using ethtool is correcting our multicast
>>>>>      > >>>> issue, but we believe that this hardware issue is important enough to
>>>>>      > >>>> keep tx checksum off by default on this revision.
>>>>>      > >>>>
>>>>>      > >>>> The change is deactivating the default value of NETIF_F_IP_CSUM for this
>>>>>      > >>>> specific revision.
>>>>>      > >>>>
>>>>>      > >>>
>>>>>      > >>> The referenced commit may not be the root cause but just reveal another
>>>>>      > >>> issue that has been existing before. Root cause may be in the net core
>>>>>      > >>> or somewhere else. Did you check with other RTL8168 versions to verify
>>>>>      > >>> that it's indeed a HW issue with this specific chip version?
>>>>>      > >>>
>>>>>      > >>> What you could do: Enable tx checksumming manually (via ethtool) on
>>>>>      > >>> older kernel versions and check whether they are fine or not.
>>>>>      > >>> If an older version is fine, then you can start a new bisect with tx
>>>>>      > >>> checksumming enabled.
>>>>>      > >>>
>>>>>      > >>> And did you capture and analyze traffic to verify that actually the
>>>>>      > >>> checksum is incorrect (and packets discarded therefore on receiving end)?
>>>>>      > >>>
>>>>>      > >>>
>>>>>      > >>>> Fixes: 93681cd7d94f ("r8169: enable HW csum and TSO")
>>>>>      > >>>> Signed-off-by: Charles Daymand <charles.daymand@wifirst.fr <mailto:charles.daymand@wifirst.fr>>
>>>>>      > >>>> ---
>>>>>      > >>>>  net/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169_main.c | 3 +++
>>>>>      > >>>>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
>>>>>      > >>>>
>>>>>      > >>>> diff --git a/net/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169_main.c b/net/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169_main.c
>>>>>      > >>>> index a9bdafd15a35..3b69135fc500 100644
>>>>>      > >>>> --- a/net/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169_main.c
>>>>>      > >>>> +++ b/net/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169_main.c
>>>>>      > >>>> @@ -5591,6 +5591,9 @@ static int rtl_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
>>>>>      > >>>>              dev->vlan_features &= ~(NETIF_F_ALL_TSO | NETIF_F_SG);
>>>>>      > >>>>              dev->hw_features &= ~(NETIF_F_ALL_TSO | NETIF_F_SG);
>>>>>      > >>>>              dev->features &= ~(NETIF_F_ALL_TSO | NETIF_F_SG);
>>>>>      > >>>> +            if (tp->mac_version == RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_34) {
>>>>>      > >>>> +                    dev->features &= ~NETIF_F_IP_CSUM;
>>>>>      > >>>> +            }
>>>>>      > >>>>      }
>>>>>      > >>>>
>>>>>      > >>>>      dev->hw_features |= NETIF_F_RXALL;
>>>>>      > >>>>
>>>>>      > >>>
>>>>>      > >>
>>>>>      > >> After looking a little bit at the macvlen code I think there might be an
>>>>>      > >> issue in it, but I'm not sure, therefore let me add Eric (as macvlen doesn't
>>>>>      > >> seem to have a dedicated maintainer).
>>>>>      > >>
>>>>>      > >> r8169 implements a ndo_features_check callback that disables tx checksumming
>>>>>      > >> for the chip version in question and small packets (due to a HW issue).
>>>>>      > >> macvlen uses passthru_features_check() as ndo_features_check callback, this
>>>>>      > >> seems to indicate to me that the ndo_features_check callback of lowerdev is
>>>>>      > >> ignored. This could explain the issue you see.
>>>>>      > >>
>>>>>      > >
>>>>>      > > macvlan_queue_xmit() calls dev_queue_xmit_accel() after switching skb->dev,
>>>>>      > > so the second __dev_queue_xmit() should eventually call the real_dev
>>>>>      > > ndo_features_check()
>>>>>      > >
>>>>>      > Thanks, Eric. There's a second path in macvlan_queue_xmit() calling
>>>>>      > dev_forward_skb(vlan->lowerdev, skb). Does what you said apply also there?
>>>>>
>>>>>      This path wont send packets to the physical NIC, packets are injected
>>>>>      back via dev_forward_skb()
>>>>>
>>>>>      >
>>>>>      > Still I find it strange that a tx hw checksumming issue should affect multicasts
>>>>>      > only. Also the chip version in question is quite common and I would expect
>>>>>      > others to have hit the same issue.
>>>>>      > Maybe best would be to re-test on the affected system w/o involving macvlen.
>>>>>      >
>>>>>      > >
>>>>>      > >
>>>>>      > >> Would be interesting to see whether it fixes your issue if you let the
>>>>>      > >> macvlen ndo_features_check call lowerdev's ndo_features_check. Can you try this?
>>>>>      > >>
>>>>>      > >> By the way:
>>>>>      > >> Also the ndo_fix_features callback of lowerdev seems to be ignored.
>>>>>      >
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
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Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-27  9:08 Charles Daymand
2020-03-27  9:39 ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-03-27 17:41   ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-03-27 18:52     ` Eric Dumazet
2020-03-27 19:17       ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-03-27 19:42         ` Eric Dumazet
     [not found]           ` <CAFJtzm03QpjGRs70tth26BdUFN_o8zsJOccbnA58ma+2uwiGcg@mail.gmail.com>
2020-03-31 13:48             ` Charles DAYMAND
2020-03-31 14:07             ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-04-06 14:12               ` Charles DAYMAND
2020-04-06 22:16                 ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-04-06 23:20                   ` Eric Dumazet
2020-04-07  6:22                     ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-04-07 22:40                       ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-04-10  9:53                         ` Charles DAYMAND
2020-04-13 18:06                 ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-04-13 18:20                   ` Eric Dumazet
2020-04-15 11:55                     ` Charles Daymand [this message]
2020-05-12 18:37                       ` Heiner Kallweit
2020-04-27 21:12                     ` Florent Fourcot
2020-04-30 16:50                       ` Heiner Kallweit

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