[ROSE] zero length frame filtering in af_rose.c

Message ID 200811221108.54242.bpidoux@free.fr
State Changes Requested, archived
Delegated to: David Miller
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Bernard Pidoux Nov. 22, 2008, 10:08 a.m.
Since changeset e79ad711a0108475c1b3a03815527e7237020b08 from  mainline.
From: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
empty packet can be transmitted on connected socket for datagram protocols.

However, this patch broke a high level application using ROSE network 
protocole with connected datagram.

Bulletin Board Stations perform bulletins forwarding between BBS stations by  
radio and ROSE network using a forward protocole.
Now, if for some reason, a sending buffer in the application software happens 
to be empty at a specific moment, ROSE relays an empty packet via unfiltred 
packet socket.
When received, this ROSE packet introduces perturbations of BBS data 
forwarding protocole, for the application protocole is waiting for something 
else than an empty packet.
We agree that a more carefull programming of the application protocole would 
avoid this situation and we are willing to debug it.
But, as an empty frame is no use, and does not have any meaning for ROSE 
protocole, we may consider filtering zero length data both when sending and 
receiving socket data.

The proposed patch repairs BBS data exchange through ROSE network that were 
broken since kernel.

Signed-off-by: Bernard Pidoux <f6bvp@amsat.org>
 net/rose/af_rose.c |   10 ++++++++++
 1 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

@@ -1268,6 +1272,12 @@ static int rose_recvmsg(struct kiocb *iocb, struct 
socket *sock,
        copied     = skb->len;
+       /* ROSE empty frame has no meaning : ignore it */
+       if (copied == 0) {
+               skb_free_datagram(sk, skb);
+               return copied;
+       }
        if (copied > size) {
                copied = size;
                msg->msg_flags |= MSG_TRUNC;


David Miller Nov. 23, 2008, 11:56 p.m. | #1
From: Bernard Pidoux <bpidoux@free.fr>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 11:08:52 +0100

> +       }
> +
>         if (copied > size) {
>                 copied = size;
>                 msg->msg_flags |= MSG_TRUNC;
> -- 

This patch, as well as your changelog message, have space
and tab characters severely corrupted by your email client.

Please fix this and resubmit.

In fact, this corruption is so severe I want you to email
this patch to yourself and try to apply it.  Do not resubmit
this until you can email the patch to yourself and apply it

Thank you.
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diff --git a/net/rose/af_rose.c b/net/rose/af_rose.c
index 8a54cff..92af3a6 100644
--- a/net/rose/af_rose.c
+++ b/net/rose/af_rose.c
@@ -1075,6 +1075,10 @@  static int rose_sendmsg(struct kiocb *iocb, struct 
socket *sock,
        unsigned char *asmptr;
        int n, size, qbit = 0;
+       /* ROSE empty frame has no meaning : don't send */
+       if (len == 0)
+               return 0;
        if (msg->msg_flags & ~(MSG_DONTWAIT|MSG_EOR|MSG_CMSG_COMPAT))
                return -EINVAL;