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SubjectRE: [PATCH] xen-netback: fix occasional leak of grant ref mappings under memory pressure
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Xen-devel [mailto:xen-devel-bounces@lists.xenproject.org] On Behalf Of Paul Durrant
> Sent: 28 February 2019 11:22
> To: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@citrix.com>
> Cc: Igor Druzhinin <igor.druzhinin@citrix.com>; Wei Liu <wei.liu2@citrix.com>; netdev@vger.kernel.org;
> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org; davem@davemloft.net
> Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen-netback: fix occasional leak of grant ref mappings under memory
> pressure
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Wei Liu [mailto:wei.liu2@citrix.com]
> > Sent: 28 February 2019 11:02
> > To: Paul Durrant <Paul.Durrant@citrix.com>
> > Cc: Igor Druzhinin <igor.druzhinin@citrix.com>; xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org;
> > netdev@vger.kernel.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; Wei Liu <wei.liu2@citrix.com>;
> > davem@davemloft.net
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH] xen-netback: fix occasional leak of grant ref mappings under memory pressure
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 09:46:57AM +0000, Paul Durrant wrote:
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Igor Druzhinin [mailto:igor.druzhinin@citrix.com]
> > > > Sent: 28 February 2019 02:03
> > > > To: xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org; netdev@vger.kernel.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> > > > Cc: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@citrix.com>; Paul Durrant <Paul.Durrant@citrix.com>; davem@davemloft.net;
> > Igor
> > > > Druzhinin <igor.druzhinin@citrix.com>
> > > > Subject: [PATCH] xen-netback: fix occasional leak of grant ref mappings under memory pressure
> > > >
> > > > Zero-copy callback flag is not yet set on frag list skb at the moment
> > > > xenvif_handle_frag_list() returns -ENOMEM. This eventually results in
> > > > leaking grant ref mappings since xenvif_zerocopy_callback() is never
> > > > called for these fragments. Those eventually build up and cause Xen
> > > > to kill Dom0 as the slots get reused for new mappings.
> > > >
> > > > That behavior is observed under certain workloads where sudden spikes
> > > > of page cache usage for writes coexist with active atomic skb allocations.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Igor Druzhinin <igor.druzhinin@citrix.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c | 3 +++
> > > > 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c b/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
> > > > index 80aae3a..2023317 100644
> > > > --- a/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
> > > > +++ b/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
> > > > @@ -1146,9 +1146,12 @@ static int xenvif_tx_submit(struct xenvif_queue *queue)
> > > >
> > > > if (unlikely(skb_has_frag_list(skb))) {
> > > > if (xenvif_handle_frag_list(queue, skb)) {
> > > > + struct sk_buff *nskb =
> > > > + skb_shinfo(skb)->frag_list;
> > > > if (net_ratelimit())
> > > > netdev_err(queue->vif->dev,
> > > > "Not enough memory to consolidate frag_list!\n");
> > > > + xenvif_skb_zerocopy_prepare(queue, nskb);
> > > > xenvif_skb_zerocopy_prepare(queue, skb);
> > > > kfree_skb(skb);
> > > > continue;
> > >
> > > Whilst this fix will do the job, I think it would be better to get rid of the kfree_skb() from
> > inside xenvif_handle_frag_list() and always deal with it here rather than having it happen in two
> > different places. Something like the following...
> >
> > +1 for having only one place.
> >
> > >
> > > ---8<---
> > > diff --git a/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c b/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
> > > index 80aae3a32c2a..093c7b860772 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
> > > @@ -1027,13 +1027,13 @@ static void xenvif_tx_build_gops(struct xenvif_queue *queue,
> > > /* Consolidate skb with a frag_list into a brand new one with local pages on
> > > * frags. Returns 0 or -ENOMEM if can't allocate new pages.
> > > */
> > > -static int xenvif_handle_frag_list(struct xenvif_queue *queue, struct sk_buff *skb)
> > > +static int xenvif_handle_frag_list(struct xenvif_queue *queue, struct sk_buff *diff --git
> > a/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c b/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
> > > index 80aae3a32c2a..093c7b860772 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/net/xen-netback/netback.c
> > > @@ -1027,13 +1027,13 @@ static void xenvif_tx_build_gops(struct xenvif_queue *qu
> > > eue,
> > > /* Consolidate skb with a frag_list into a brand new one with local pages on
> > > * frags. Returns 0 or -ENOMEM if can't allocate new pages.
> > > */
> > > -static int xenvif_handle_frag_list(struct xenvif_queue *queue, struct sk_buff *
> > > skb)
> > > +static int xenvif_handle_frag_list(struct xenvif_queue *queue, struct sk_buff *
> > > skb,
> > > + struct sk_buff *nskb)
> > > {
> > > unsigned int offset = skb_headlen(skb);
> > > skb_frag_t frags[MAX_SKB_FRAGS];
> > > int i, f;
> > > struct ubuf_info *uarg;
> > > - struct sk_buff *nskb = skb_shinfo(skb)->frag_list;
> > >
> > > queue->stats.tx_zerocopy_sent += 2;
> > > queue->stats.tx_frag_overflow++;
> > > @@ -1072,11 +1072,6 @@ static int xenvif_handle_frag_list(struct xenvif_queue *q
> > > ueue, struct sk_buff *s
> > > skb_frag_size_set(&frags[i], len);
> > > }
> > >
> > > - /* Copied all the bits from the frag list -- free it. */
> > > - skb_frag_list_init(skb);
> > > - xenvif_skb_zerocopy_prepare(queue, nskb);
> > > - kfree_skb(nskb);
> > > -
> > > /* Release all the original (foreign) frags. */
> > > for (f = 0; f < skb_shinfo(skb)->nr_frags; f++)
> > > skb_frag_unref(skb, f);
> > > @@ -1145,7 +1140,11 @@ static int xenvif_tx_submit(struct xenvif_queue *queue)
> > > xenvif_fill_frags(queue, skb);
> > >
> > > if (unlikely(skb_has_frag_list(skb))) {
> > > - if (xenvif_handle_frag_list(queue, skb)) {
> > > + struct sk_buff *nskb = skb_shinfo(skb)->frag_list;
> > > +
> > > + xenvif_skb_zerocopy_prepare(queue, nskb);
> > > +
> > > + if (xenvif_handle_frag_list(queue, skb, nskb)) {
> > > if (net_ratelimit())
> > > netdev_err(queue->vif->dev,
> > > "Not enough memory to consolidate
> frag_list!\n");
> > > @@ -1153,6 +1152,10 @@ static int xenvif_tx_submit(struct xenvif_queue *queue)
> > > kfree_skb(skb);
> > > continue;
> > > }
> > > +
> > > + /* Copied all the bits from the frag list. */
> > > + skb_frag_list_init(skb);
> > > + kfree(nskb);
> >
> > I think you want kfree_skb here?
>
> No. nskb is the frag list... it is unlinked from skb by the call to skb_frag_list_init() and then it
> can be freed on its own. The skb is what we need to retain, because that now contains all the data.

Sorry I misread/understood what you were getting at. Yes, I meant kfree_skb(nskb).

Paul

>
> Cheers,
>
> Paul
>
> >
> > Wei.
> >
> > > }
> > >
> > > skb->dev = queue->vif->dev;
> > > ---8<---
> > >
> > > What do you think?
> > >
> > > Paul
> > >
> > > > --
> > > > 2.7.4
> > >
>
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