Patchwork [079/105] tuntap: forbid changing mq flag for persistent device

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Submitter Kamal Mostafa
Date June 28, 2013, 6:51 p.m.
Message ID <1372445527-24414-80-git-send-email-kamal@canonical.com>
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Permalink /patch/255631/
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Kamal Mostafa - June 28, 2013, 6:51 p.m.
3.8.13.4 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>

[ Upstream commit 8e6d91ae0917bf934ed86411148f79d904728d51 ]

We currently allow changing the mq flag (IFF_MULTI_QUEUE) for a persistent
device. This will result a mismatch between the number the queues in netdev and
tuntap. This is because we only allocate a 1q netdevice when IFF_MULTI_QUEUE was
not specified, so when we set the IFF_MULTI_QUEUE and try to attach more queues
later, netif_set_real_num_tx_queues() may fail which result a single queue
netdevice with multiple sockets attached.

Solve this by disallowing changing the mq flag for persistent device.

Bug was introduced by commit edfb6a148ce62e5e19354a1dcd9a34e00815c2a1
(tuntap: reduce memory using of queues).

Reported-by: Sriram Narasimhan <sriram.narasimhan@hp.com>
Cc: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal@canonical.com>
---
 drivers/net/tun.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/net/tun.c b/drivers/net/tun.c
index 522dc0a..2129cf90 100644
--- a/drivers/net/tun.c
+++ b/drivers/net/tun.c
@@ -1585,6 +1585,10 @@  static int tun_set_iff(struct net *net, struct file *file, struct ifreq *ifr)
 		else
 			return -EINVAL;
 
+		if (!!(ifr->ifr_flags & IFF_MULTI_QUEUE) !=
+		    !!(tun->flags & TUN_TAP_MQ))
+			return -EINVAL;
+
 		if (tun_not_capable(tun))
 			return -EPERM;
 		err = security_tun_dev_open(tun->security);