[PATCH 4.19 031/134] thunderx: eliminate extra calls to put_page() for pages held for recycling

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Apr 01 2019 - 13:14:47 EST

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


From: Dean Nelson <dnelson@xxxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit cd35ef91490ad8049dd180bb060aff7ee192eda9 ]

For the non-XDP case, commit 773225388dae15e72790 ("net: thunderx: Optimize
page recycling for XDP") added code to nicvf_free_rbdr() that, when releasing
the additional receive buffer page reference held for recycling, repeatedly
calls put_page() until the page's _refcount goes to zero. Which results in
the page being freed.

This is not okay if the page's _refcount was greater than 1 (in the non-XDP
case), because nicvf_free_rbdr() should not be subtracting more than what
nicvf_alloc_page() had previously added to the page's _refcount, which was
only 1 (in the non-XDP case).

This can arise if a received packet is still being processed and the receive
buffer (i.e., skb->head) has not yet been freed via skb_free_head() when
nicvf_free_rbdr() is spinning through the aforementioned put_page() loop.

If this should occur, when the received packet finishes processing and
skb_free_head() is called, various problems can ensue. Exactly what, depends on
whether the page has already been reallocated or not, anything from "BUG: Bad
page state ... ", to "Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference ..." or
"Unable to handle kernel paging request...".

So this patch changes nicvf_free_rbdr() to only call put_page() once for pages
held for recycling (in the non-XDP case).

Fixes: 773225388dae ("net: thunderx: Optimize page recycling for XDP")
Signed-off-by: Dean Nelson <dnelson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/thunder/nicvf_queues.c | 7 +++----
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/thunder/nicvf_queues.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/thunder/nicvf_queues.c
@@ -364,11 +364,10 @@ static void nicvf_free_rbdr(struct nicvf
while (head < rbdr->pgcnt) {
pgcache = &rbdr->pgcache[head];
if (pgcache->page && page_ref_count(pgcache->page) != 0) {
- if (!rbdr->is_xdp) {
- put_page(pgcache->page);
- continue;
+ if (rbdr->is_xdp) {
+ page_ref_sub(pgcache->page,
+ pgcache->ref_count - 1);
- page_ref_sub(pgcache->page, pgcache->ref_count - 1);