[PATCH 3.4 096/107] SUNRPC: never enqueue a ->rq_cong request on ->sending

From: lizf
Date: Wed Mar 16 2016 - 04:17:18 EST

From: Neil Brown <neilb@xxxxxxx>

3.4.111-rc1 review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


commit 298073181112a6ab6c30fe7971b99de968daf81e upstream.

If the sending queue has a task without ->rq_cong set at the front,
and then a number of tasks with ->rq_cong set such that they use
the entire congestion window, then the queue deadlocks. The first
entry cannot be processed until later entries complete.

This scenario has been seen with a client using UDP to access a server,
and the network connection breaking for a period of time - it doesn't

It never really makes sense for an ->rq_cong request to be on the ->sending
queue, but it can happen when a request is being retried, and finds
the transport if locked (XPRT_LOCKED). In this case we simple call
__xprt_put_cong() and the deadlock goes away.

Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <neilb@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Zefan Li <lizefan@xxxxxxxxxx>
net/sunrpc/xprt.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/sunrpc/xprt.c b/net/sunrpc/xprt.c
index f1a63c1..fe57284 100644
--- a/net/sunrpc/xprt.c
+++ b/net/sunrpc/xprt.c
@@ -66,6 +66,7 @@ static void xprt_init(struct rpc_xprt *xprt, struct net *net);
static void xprt_request_init(struct rpc_task *, struct rpc_xprt *);
static void xprt_connect_status(struct rpc_task *task);
static int __xprt_get_cong(struct rpc_xprt *, struct rpc_task *);
+static void __xprt_put_cong(struct rpc_xprt *, struct rpc_rqst *);
static void xprt_destroy(struct rpc_xprt *xprt);

static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(xprt_list_lock);
@@ -269,6 +270,8 @@ int xprt_reserve_xprt_cong(struct rpc_xprt *xprt, struct rpc_task *task)
+ if (req)
+ __xprt_put_cong(xprt, req);
dprintk("RPC: %5u failed to lock transport %p\n", task->tk_pid, xprt);
task->tk_timeout = 0;
task->tk_status = -EAGAIN;