Patchwork net: Add back alignment for size for __alloc_skb

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Submitter Tony Lindgren
Date Nov. 2, 2011, 11:40 p.m.
Message ID <20111102234028.GP31337@atomide.com>
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Permalink /patch/123365/
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Miller
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Tony Lindgren - Nov. 2, 2011, 11:40 p.m.
* Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com> [111102 15:56]:
> On 03/11/2011 00:24, Tony Lindgren wrote:
> 
> 
> > 
> > Seems to be SLOB for omap1_defconfig.
> > 
> > Tony
> 
> 
> OK this makes sense now
> 
> Your patch is absolutely needed, I completely forgot about SLOB :(
> 
> since, kmalloc(386) on SLOB gives exactly ksize=386 bytes, not nearest
> power of two.
> 
> [   60.305763] malloc(size=385)->ffff880112c11e38 ksize=386 -> nsize=2
> [   60.305921] malloc(size=385)->ffff88007c92ce28 ksize=386 -> nsize=2
> [   60.306898] malloc(size=656)->ffff88007c44ad28 ksize=656 -> nsize=272
> [   60.325385] malloc(size=656)->ffff88007c575868 ksize=656 -> nsize=272
> [   60.325531] malloc(size=656)->ffff88011c777230 ksize=656 -> nsize=272
> [   60.325701] malloc(size=656)->ffff880114011008 ksize=656 -> nsize=272
> [   60.346716] malloc(size=385)->ffff880114142008 ksize=386 -> nsize=2
> [   60.346900] malloc(size=385)->ffff88011c777690 ksize=386 -> nsize=2
> 
> Acked-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
> 
> Thanks !

OK, thanks for explaining why it happens :) I also verified this does
not happen with SLAB or SLUB, only with SLOB.

I've updated the patch withyour comments and ack, updated patch below.

Regards,

Tony 


From: Tony Lindgren <tony@atomide.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 15:46:41 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] net: Add back alignment for size for __alloc_skb

Commit 87fb4b7b533073eeeaed0b6bf7c2328995f6c075 (net: more
accurate skb truesize) changed the alignment of size. This
can cause problems at least on some machines with NFS root:

Unhandled fault: alignment exception (0x801) at 0xc183a43a
Internal error: : 801 [#1] PREEMPT
Modules linked in:
CPU: 0    Not tainted  (3.1.0-08784-g5eeee4a #733)
pc : [<c02fbba0>]    lr : [<c02fbb9c>]    psr: 60000013
sp : c180fef8  ip : 00000000  fp : c181f580
r10: 00000000  r9 : c044b28c  r8 : 00000001
r7 : c183a3a0  r6 : c1835be0  r5 : c183a412  r4 : 000001f2
r3 : 00000000  r2 : 00000000  r1 : ffffffe6  r0 : c183a43a
Flags: nZCv  IRQs on  FIQs on  Mode SVC_32  ISA ARM  Segment kernel
Control: 0005317f  Table: 10004000  DAC: 00000017
Process swapper (pid: 1, stack limit = 0xc180e270)
Stack: (0xc180fef8 to 0xc1810000)
fee0:                                                       00000024 00000000
ff00: 00000000 c183b9c0 c183b8e0 c044b28c c0507ccc c019dfc4 c180ff2c c0503cf8
ff20: c180ff4c c180ff4c 00000000 c1835420 c182c740 c18349c0 c05233c0 00000000
ff40: 00000000 c00e6bb8 c180e000 00000000 c04dd82c c0507e7c c050cc18 c183b9c0
ff60: c05233c0 00000000 00000000 c01f34f4 c0430d70 c019d364 c04dd898 c04dd898
ff80: c04dd82c c0507e7c c180e000 00000000 c04c584c c01f4918 c04dd898 c04dd82c
ffa0: c04ddd28 c180e000 00000000 c0008758 c181fa60 3231d82c 00000037 00000000
ffc0: 00000000 c04dd898 c04dd82c c04ddd28 00000013 00000000 00000000 00000000
ffe0: 00000000 c04b2224 00000000 c04b21a0 c001056c c001056c 00000000 00000000
Function entered at [<c02fbba0>] from [<c019dfc4>]
Function entered at [<c019dfc4>] from [<c01f34f4>]
Function entered at [<c01f34f4>] from [<c01f4918>]
Function entered at [<c01f4918>] from [<c0008758>]
Function entered at [<c0008758>] from [<c04b2224>]
Function entered at [<c04b2224>] from [<c001056c>]
Code: e1a00005 e3a01028 ebfa7cb0 e35a0000 (e5858028)

Here PC is at __alloc_skb and &shinfo->dataref is unaligned because
skb->end can be unaligned without this patch.

As explained by Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>, this happens
only with SLOB, and not with SLAB or SLUB:

* Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com> [111102 15:56]:
>
> Your patch is absolutely needed, I completely forgot about SLOB :(
>
> since, kmalloc(386) on SLOB gives exactly ksize=386 bytes, not nearest
> power of two.
>
> [   60.305763] malloc(size=385)->ffff880112c11e38 ksize=386 -> nsize=2
> [   60.305921] malloc(size=385)->ffff88007c92ce28 ksize=386 -> nsize=2
> [   60.306898] malloc(size=656)->ffff88007c44ad28 ksize=656 -> nsize=272
> [   60.325385] malloc(size=656)->ffff88007c575868 ksize=656 -> nsize=272
> [   60.325531] malloc(size=656)->ffff88011c777230 ksize=656 -> nsize=272
> [   60.325701] malloc(size=656)->ffff880114011008 ksize=656 -> nsize=272
> [   60.346716] malloc(size=385)->ffff880114142008 ksize=386 -> nsize=2
> [   60.346900] malloc(size=385)->ffff88011c777690 ksize=386 -> nsize=2

Acked-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Tony Lindgren <tony@atomide.com>

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David Miller - Nov. 3, 2011, 10:09 p.m.
From: Tony Lindgren <tony@atomide.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 16:40:28 -0700

> Subject: [PATCH] net: Add back alignment for size for __alloc_skb

Applied, thanks a lot!
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Patch

--- a/net/core/skbuff.c
+++ b/net/core/skbuff.c
@@ -189,6 +189,7 @@  struct sk_buff *__alloc_skb(unsigned int size, gfp_t gfp_mask,
 	 * aligned memory blocks, unless SLUB/SLAB debug is enabled.
 	 * Both skb->head and skb_shared_info are cache line aligned.
 	 */
+	size = SKB_DATA_ALIGN(size);
 	size += SKB_DATA_ALIGN(sizeof(struct skb_shared_info));
 	data = kmalloc_node_track_caller(size, gfp_mask, node);
 	if (!data)