Re: [bug] __nf_ct_refresh_acct(): WARNING: at lib/list_debug.c:30__list_add+0x7d/0xad()

From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Wed Jun 17 2009 - 09:28:11 EST

Patrick McHardy a écrit :
> Eric Dumazet wrote:
>> Patrick McHardy a écrit :
>>> Eric Dumazet wrote:
>>>> Patrick McHardy a écrit :
>>>>> Before the conntrack is confirmed, it is exclusively handled by a
>>>>> single CPU. I agree that we need to make sure the IPS_CONFIRMED_BIT
>>>>> is visible before we add the conntrack to the hash table since the
>>>>> lookup is lockless, but simply moving the set_bit before the hash
>>>>> insertion should be fine I think.
>>>> Problem is timeout.expires is either a relative or absolute timeout,
>>>> and changes happen
>>>> in __nf_conntrack_confirm() or __nf_ct_refresh_acct().
>>>> We must have a synchronization (an barriers), a single bit wont be
>>>> enough.
>>> Please have a look at the second patch I just sent. It relies
>>> on the RCU barriers to make sure all stores are visible before
>>> other CPUs can find the conntrack.
>> Sorry, I dont understand how your second patch corrects the problem.
>> This (unconfirmed) conntrack is visible by another cpu.
> No, before it is confirmed, its only visible to the CPU handling
> the initial packet of a connection. Confirmation is the step that
> makes it visible to other CPUs.

Thanks Patrick, I missed this, and your patch seems fine now :)

>> This other
>> cpu can call __nf_ct_refresh_acct() while this cpu runs
>> in __nf_conntrack_confirm()
> Not for the same conntrack, that would be a seperate bug.
> Does that explain what I'm trying to do? :)

Yes sure, thanks again.
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