Patchwork [052/118] tcp: Reallocate headroom if it would overflow csum_start

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Submitter Luis Henriques
Date May 7, 2013, 1:38 p.m.
Message ID <1367933964-1564-53-git-send-email-luis.henriques@canonical.com>
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Permalink /patch/242239/
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Luis Henriques - May 7, 2013, 1:38 p.m.
3.5.7.12 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Thomas Graf <tgraf@suug.ch>

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(-)

Patch

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,
 						   GFP_ATOMIC);
 		err = nskb ? tcp_transmit_skb(sk, nskb, 0, GFP_ATOMIC) :