[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "tcp: Reallocate headroom if it would overflow csum_start" has been added to staging queue

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Luis Henriques May 1, 2013, 11:34 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    tcp: Reallocate headroom if it would overflow csum_start

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


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From ca35c38a7cff6ecfd2faac3bdaa96c0e994d1e9f Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Thomas Graf <tgraf@suug.ch>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:57:18 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] tcp: Reallocate headroom if it would overflow csum_start

commit 50bceae9bd3569d56744882f3012734d48a1d413 upstream.

If a TCP retransmission gets partially ACKed and collapsed multiple
times it is possible for the headroom to grow beyond 64K which will
overflow the 16bit skb->csum_start which is based on the start of
the headroom. It has been observed rarely in the wild with IPoIB due
to the 64K MTU.

Verify if the acking and collapsing resulted in a headroom exceeding
what csum_start can cover and reallocate the headroom if so.

A big thank you to Jim Foraker <foraker1@llnl.gov> and the team at
LLNL for helping out with the investigation and testing.

Reported-by: Jim Foraker <foraker1@llnl.gov>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Graf <tgraf@suug.ch>
Acked-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 net/ipv4/tcp_output.c | 8 ++++++--
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)



diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
index e0cd660..ae12c92 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
@@ -2175,8 +2175,12 @@  int tcp_retransmit_skb(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb)
 	TCP_SKB_CB(skb)->when = tcp_time_stamp;

-	/* make sure skb->data is aligned on arches that require it */
-	if (unlikely(NET_IP_ALIGN && ((unsigned long)skb->data & 3))) {
+	/* make sure skb->data is aligned on arches that require it
+	 * and check if ack-trimming & collapsing extended the headroom
+	 * beyond what csum_start can cover.
+	 */
+	if (unlikely((NET_IP_ALIGN && ((unsigned long)skb->data & 3)) ||
+		     skb_headroom(skb) >= 0xFFFF)) {
 		struct sk_buff *nskb = __pskb_copy(skb, MAX_TCP_HEADER,
 		err = nskb ? tcp_transmit_skb(sk, nskb, 0, GFP_ATOMIC) :