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SubjectSetting large MTU size on slave interfaces may stall the whole system
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Hi,

We found an issue with the bonding driver when testing Mellanox devices.
The following test commands will stall the whole system sometimes, with
serial console
flooded with log messages from the bond_miimon_inspect() function.
Setting mtu size
to be 1500 seems okay but very rarely it may hit the same problem too.

ip address flush dev ens3f0
ip link set dev ens3f0 down
ip address flush dev ens3f1
ip link set dev ens3f1 down
[root@ca-hcl629 etc]# modprobe bonding mode=0 miimon=250 use_carrier=1
updelay=500 downdelay=500
[root@ca-hcl629 etc]# ifconfig bond0 up
[root@ca-hcl629 etc]# ifenslave bond0 ens3f0 ens3f1
[root@ca-hcl629 etc]# ip link set bond0 mtu 4500 up


Seiral console output:

** 4 printk messages dropped ** [ 3717.743761] bond0: link status down for
interface ens3f0, disabling it in 500 ms

** 5 printk messages dropped ** [ 3717.755737] bond0: link status down for
interface ens3f0, disabling it in 500 ms

** 5 printk messages dropped ** [ 3717.767758] bond0: link status down for
interface ens3f0, disabling it in 500 ms

** 4 printk messages dropped ** [ 3717.777737] bond0: link status down for
interface ens3f0, disabling it in 500 ms

or

** 4 printk messages dropped ** [274743.297863] bond0: link status down
again
after 500 ms for interface enp48s0f1
** 4 printk messages dropped ** [274743.307866] bond0: link status down
again
after 500 ms for interface enp48s0f1
** 4 printk messages dropped ** [274743.317857] bond0: link status down
again
after 500 ms for interface enp48s0f1
** 4 printk messages dropped ** [274743.327823] bond0: link status down
again
after 500 ms for interface enp48s0f1
** 4 printk messages dropped ** [274743.337817] bond0: link status down
again
after 500 ms for interface enp48s0f1


The root cause is the combined affect from commit
1f2cd845d3827412e82bf26dde0abca332ede402(Revert
"Merge branch 'bonding_monitor_locking'") and commit
de77ecd4ef02ca783f7762e04e92b3d0964be66b
("bonding: improve link-status update in mii-monitoring"). E.g.
reverting the second commit, we don't
see the problem.

It seems that when setting a large mtu size on an RoCE interface, the
RTNL mutex may be held too long by the slave
interface, causing bond_mii_monitor() to be called repeatedly at an
interval of 1 tick (1K HZ kernel configuration)
and kernel to become unresponsive.


We found two possible solutions:

#1, don't re-arm the mii monitor thread too quick if we cannot get RTNL
lock:
index b2db581..8fd587a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
@@ -2266,7 +2266,6 @@ static void bond_mii_monitor(struct work_struct
*work)

                /* Race avoidance with bond_close cancel of workqueue */
                if (!rtnl_trylock()) {
-                       delay = 1;
                        should_notify_peers = false;
                        goto re_arm;
                }
#2, we use printk_ratelimit() to avoid flooding log messages generated
by bond_miimon_inspect().

index b2db581..0183b7f 100644
--- a/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c
@@ -2054,7 +2054,7 @@ static int bond_miimon_inspect(struct bonding *bond)
                        bond_propose_link_state(slave, BOND_LINK_FAIL);
                        commit++;
                        slave->delay = bond->params.downdelay;
-                       if (slave->delay) {
+                       if (slave->delay && printk_ratelimit()) {
                                netdev_info(bond->dev, "link status
down for
%sinterface %s, disabling it in %d ms\n",
                                            (BOND_MODE(bond) ==
BOND_MODE_ACTIVEBACKUP) ?
@@ -2105,7 +2105,8 @@ static int bond_miimon_inspect(struct bonding *bond)
                case BOND_LINK_BACK:
                        if (!link_state) {
                                bond_propose_link_state(slave,
BOND_LINK_DOWN);
-                               netdev_info(bond->dev, "link status down
again after %d ms for interface %s\n",
+                               if(printk_ratelimit())
+                                       netdev_info(bond->dev, "link status
down again after %d ms for interface %s\n",
(bond->params.updelay -
slave->delay) *
bond->params.miimon,
slave->dev->name);


Regarding the flooding messages, the netdev_info output is misleading
anyway
when bond_mii_monitor() is called at 1 tick interval due to lock
contention.

Solution #1 looks simpler and cleaner to me. Any side affect of doing that?


Thanks,
Qing

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