[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "net: fix divide by zero in tcp algorithm illinois" has been added to staging queue

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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Dec. 12, 2012, 5:11 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    net: fix divide by zero in tcp algorithm illinois

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


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From 9048173791bc5f0672f7bfb8cb64397ed65e0d4e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@redhat.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 02:45:32 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] net: fix divide by zero in tcp algorithm illinois

commit 8f363b77ee4fbf7c3bbcf5ec2c5ca482d396d664 upstream.

Reading TCP stats when using TCP Illinois congestion control algorithm
can cause a divide by zero kernel oops.

The division by zero occur in tcp_illinois_info() at:
 do_div(t, ca->cnt_rtt);
where ca->cnt_rtt can become zero (when rtt_reset is called)

Steps to Reproduce:
 1. Register tcp_illinois:
     # sysctl -w net.ipv4.tcp_congestion_control=illinois
 2. Monitor internal TCP information via command "ss -i"
     # watch -d ss -i
 3. Establish new TCP conn to machine

Either it fails at the initial conn, or else it needs to wait
for a loss or a reset.

This is only related to reading stats.  The function avg_delay() also
performs the same divide, but is guarded with a (ca->cnt_rtt > 0) at its
calling point in update_params().  Thus, simply fix tcp_illinois_info().

Function tcp_illinois_info() / get_info() is called without
socket lock.  Thus, eliminate any race condition on ca->cnt_rtt
by using a local stack variable.  Simply reuse info.tcpv_rttcnt,
as its already set to ca->cnt_rtt.
Function avg_delay() is not affected by this race condition, as
its called with the socket lock.

Cc: Petr Matousek <pmatouse@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>
Acked-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 net/ipv4/tcp_illinois.c |    8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)



diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_illinois.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_illinois.c
index 813b43a..834857f 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_illinois.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_illinois.c
@@ -313,11 +313,13 @@  static void tcp_illinois_info(struct sock *sk, u32 ext,
 			.tcpv_rttcnt = ca->cnt_rtt,
 			.tcpv_minrtt = ca->base_rtt,
-		u64 t = ca->sum_rtt;

-		do_div(t, ca->cnt_rtt);
-		info.tcpv_rtt = t;
+		if (info.tcpv_rttcnt > 0) {
+			u64 t = ca->sum_rtt;

+			do_div(t, info.tcpv_rttcnt);
+			info.tcpv_rtt = t;
+		}
 		nla_put(skb, INET_DIAG_VEGASINFO, sizeof(info), &info);