[PATCH 4.4 058/101] xen-netfront: Fix Rx stall during network stress and OOM

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Jul 03 2017 - 10:49:43 EST

4.4-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Vineeth Remanan Pillai <vineethp@xxxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit 90c311b0eeead647b708a723dbdde1eda3dcad05 ]

During an OOM scenario, request slots could not be created as skb
allocation fails. So the netback cannot pass in packets and netfront
wrongly assumes that there is no more work to be done and it disables
polling. This causes Rx to stall.

The issue is with the retry logic which schedules the timer if the
created slots are less than NET_RX_SLOTS_MIN. The count of new request
slots to be pushed are calculated as a difference between new req_prod
and rsp_cons which could be more than the actual slots, if there are
unconsumed responses.

The fix is to calculate the count of newly created slots as the
difference between new req_prod and old req_prod.

Signed-off-by: Vineeth Remanan Pillai <vineethp@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <alexander.levin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/net/xen-netfront.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/net/xen-netfront.c
+++ b/drivers/net/xen-netfront.c
@@ -321,7 +321,7 @@ static void xennet_alloc_rx_buffers(stru
queue->rx.req_prod_pvt = req_prod;

/* Not enough requests? Try again later. */
- if (req_prod - queue->rx.rsp_cons < NET_RX_SLOTS_MIN) {
+ if (req_prod - queue->rx.sring->req_prod < NET_RX_SLOTS_MIN) {
mod_timer(&queue->rx_refill_timer, jiffies + (HZ/10));