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SubjectRe: 4.20-rc6: WARNING: CPU: 30 PID: 197360 at net/core/flow_dissector.c:764 __skb_flow_dissect
On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 09:04:25AM -0500, Willem de Bruijn wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 6:15 AM Ido Schimmel <idosch@idosch.org> wrote:
> >
> > +Willem
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 08:45:40AM +0100, Christian Borntraeger wrote:
> > > Folks,
> > >
> > > I got this warning today. I cant tell when and why this happened, so I do not know yet how to reproduce.
> > > Maybe someone has a quick idea.
> > >
> > > [85109.572032] WARNING: CPU: 30 PID: 197360 at net/core/flow_dissector.c:764 __skb_flow_dissect+0x1f0/0x1318
> >
> > I managed to trigger this warning as well the other day, but from a
> > different call path:
> >
> > [280155.348610] fib_multipath_hash+0x28c/0x2d0
> > [280155.348613] ? fib_multipath_hash+0x28c/0x2d0
> > [280155.348619] fib_select_path+0x241/0x32f
> > [280155.348622] ? __fib_lookup+0x6a/0xb0
> > [280155.348626] ip_route_output_key_hash_rcu+0x650/0xa30
> > [280155.348631] ? __alloc_skb+0x9b/0x1d0
> > [280155.348634] inet_rtm_getroute+0x3f7/0xb80
>
> inet_rtm_getroute builds a new packet with inet_rtm_getroute_build_skb
> here without dev or sk.

Ack

>
> > Problem is the synthesized skb for output route resolution does not have
> > skb->dev or skb->sk set. When a multipath route is hit and
> > net.ipv4.fib_multipath_hash_policy is set the flow dissector is called
> > with this skb and the warning is triggered.
> >
> > I plan to fix it by setting skb->dev to net->loopback_dev.
>
> The device can be chosen based on iif in inet_rtm_getroute? A first
> thought, I don't know this code very well.

Yes, but iif is for input routes. I'm talking about output routes.

> Let me know if you want me to take a stab at that patch. IPv6 probably
> will need the same.

Yes, I'll try it now and post later today if everything is OK. IPv6 is
using flow info and not an skb, so no problem there. I also checked
other getroute implementations and none of them call into the flow
dissector with an skb, so I think we're fine.

>
> > I assume we
> > want to keep this warning to prevent call paths which will otherwise
> > silently fallback to standard flow dissector instead of the BPF one.
>
> Indeed, the warning is there to sniff out paths that do not follow
> what I thought was an invariant. If there are too many exceptions, I
> may have to revisit that assumption. But for now, let's see if we can
> address these edge cases.

Ack

>
> > I'm not familiar with tap code, so someone else will need to patch this
> > case, but it looks like:
> >
> > tap_sendmsg()
> > tap_get_user()
> > skb_probe_transport_header()
> > skb_flow_dissect_flow_keys_basic()
> > __skb_flow_dissect()
> >
> > skb->dev is only set later in the code.
>
> tap_get_user uses sock_alloc_send_pskb (through tap_alloc_skb) to
> allocate the skb. So skb->sk should be set at the time of
> skb_probe_transport_header. I'm not sure how this path triggers the
> warning.

Maybe it's:

tap_sendmsg()
tap_get_user_xdp()
build_skb()
skb_probe_transport_header()
skb_flow_dissect_flow_keys_basic()
__skb_flow_dissect()

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