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Subject[PATCH 4.8 08/49] tcp: fix return value for partial writes
4.8-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Eric Dumazet <>

[ Upstream commit 79d8665b9545e128637c51cf7febde9c493b6481 ]

After my commit, tcp_sendmsg() might restart its loop after
processing socket backlog.

If sk_err is set, we blindly return an error, even though we
copied data to user space before.

We should instead return number of bytes that could be copied,
otherwise user space might resend data and corrupt the stream.

This might happen if another thread is using recvmsg(MSG_ERRQUEUE)
to process timestamps.

Issue was diagnosed by Soheil and Willem, big kudos to them !

Fixes: d41a69f1d390f ("tcp: make tcp_sendmsg() aware of socket backlog")
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>
Cc: Willem de Bruijn <>
Cc: Soheil Hassas Yeganeh <>
Cc: Yuchung Cheng <>
Cc: Neal Cardwell <>
Tested-by: Soheil Hassas Yeganeh <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
net/ipv4/tcp.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/net/ipv4/tcp.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp.c
@@ -1145,7 +1145,7 @@ restart:

err = -EPIPE;
if (sk->sk_err || (sk->sk_shutdown & SEND_SHUTDOWN))
- goto out_err;
+ goto do_error;

sg = !!(sk->sk_route_caps & NETIF_F_SG);

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