Re: Hang: 188.8.131.52 sky2/DMAR (was [PATCH] sky2: Fix WARNING: atlib/dma-debug.c:902 check_sync)
From: Stephen Hemminger
Date: Wed Jan 27 2010 - 12:45:54 EST
On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:57:35 -0500
Michael Breuer <mbreuer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 1/27/2010 11:50 AM, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 10:34:51 -0500
> > Michael Breuer<mbreuer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> On 01/23/2010 06:21 PM, Jarek Poplawski wrote:
> >>> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 06:50:21PM -0500, Michael Breuer wrote:
> >>>> When the packets were dropped, there was a different sequence in the
> >>>> log - DISCOVER/OFFER repeated. The "normal" is that the sequence
> >>>> appeared correct and complete - DISCOVER/OFFER/REQUEST/ACK - or
> >>>> INFORM/ACK (vs. INFORM repeatedly sans ACK) as the case may be.
> >>> Anyway, I'd be intersted if the switch matters here.
> >>> Plus one more test: could you try to load sky2 with the parameter:
> >>> "copybreak=1" (the rest as in any recent test, which gave you dmar
> >>> errors; any switch).
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Jarek P.
> >> Ok - now up 80+ hours with copybreak=1. I'm going to redo w/o copybreak
> >> to confirm that I haven't inadvertently fixed something. However, given
> >> that it might be copybreak-related, I looked at sky2.c again and I'm
> >> wondering about the copybreak max size in sky2_rx_start:
> >> size = roundup(sky2->netdev->mtu + ETH_HLEN + VLAN_HLEN, 8);
> >> /* Stopping point for hardware truncation */
> >> thresh = (size - 8) / sizeof(u32);
> >> sky2->rx_nfrags = size>> PAGE_SHIFT;
> >> BUG_ON(sky2->rx_nfrags> ARRAY_SIZE(re->frag_addr));
> >> /* Compute residue after pages */
> >> size -= sky2->rx_nfrags<< PAGE_SHIFT;
> >> /* Optimize to handle small packets and headers */
> >> if (size< copybreak)
> >> size = copybreak;
> >> if (size< ETH_HLEN)
> >> size = ETH_HLEN;
> >> Why would increasing size to copybreak be valid here?
> >> Guessing a bit as I'm not sure about rx_nfrags, but if I read this
> >> correctly, if size is ever less than copybreak it's because there isn't
> >> enough space left for anything larger. If so, wouldn't increasing size
> >> potentially corrupt something? I'd further guess that the resulting
> >> condition manifests sooner (or at least with a more visible effect) when
> >> using DMAR.
> >> In any event, why "copybreak" as the minimum buffer size? I'd suggest
> >> that if it isn't possible to allocate at least MTU + overhead that
> >> sky2_rx_start ought to be delayed until there is room.
> > This code is where driver decides how much data will be received in skb
> > data area and the remaining data spills over into skb frags.
> > Copybreak is the threshold so that packets less than size are copied
> > to a new skb. The code doing the copying there assumes the data is
> > totally contained in the skb (not in frags). The size increase there
> > is to make sure that assumption is always true. I suppose you
> > could do something perverse like setting copybreak really huge
> > and confuse driver, but that is a user error.
> Ok - but I'm wondering under what circumstances size would be <
> copybreak in the first place after computing the residue. If size ends
> up being unreasonably small, is simply increasing the number to whatever
> copybreak is correct? Assuming my testing is correct, then the crash
> I've been experiencing when using dmar (only) seems related to the value
> of copybreak. I don't think the other use (skb reuse) is the issue (but
> hey, I could have missed something). The crash occurs when copybreak is
> the default of 128, didn't happen when I set copybreak to 1.
Setting it to 1 causes driver to never go through the dma_sync_single/memcpy
path. Perhaps the code for DMAR doesn't do dma_sync_single_for_cpu
properly, or the value passed to sync_single_for_cpu doesn't account for
all the overhead of padding and/or ether header.
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