net: Fix the condition passed to sk_wait_event()

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State Accepted, archived
Delegated to: David Miller
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Nagendra Tomar Oct. 3, 2010, 9:45 a.m.
Resending, since this is the only patch now. Thanks.

This patch fixes the condition (3rd arg) passed to sk_wait_event() in 
sk_stream_wait_memory(). The incorrect check in sk_stream_wait_memory() 
causes the following soft lockup in tcp_sendmsg() when the global tcp 
memory pool has exhausted. 

>>> snip <<<

localhost kernel: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#3 stuck for 11s! [sshd:6429]
localhost kernel: CPU 3:
localhost kernel: RIP: 0010:[sk_stream_wait_memory+0xcd/0x200]  [sk_stream_wait_memory+0xcd/0x200] sk_stream_wait_memory+0xcd/0x200
localhost kernel: 
localhost kernel: Call Trace:
localhost kernel:  [sk_stream_wait_memory+0x1b1/0x200] sk_stream_wait_memory+0x1b1/0x200
localhost kernel:  [<ffffffff802557c0>] autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x40
localhost kernel:  [ipv6:tcp_sendmsg+0x6e6/0xe90] tcp_sendmsg+0x6e6/0xce0
localhost kernel:  [sock_aio_write+0x126/0x140] sock_aio_write+0x126/0x140
localhost kernel:  [xfs:do_sync_write+0xf1/0x130] do_sync_write+0xf1/0x130
localhost kernel:  [<ffffffff802557c0>] autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x40
localhost kernel:  [hrtimer_start+0xe3/0x170] hrtimer_start+0xe3/0x170
localhost kernel:  [vfs_write+0x185/0x190] vfs_write+0x185/0x190
localhost kernel:  [sys_write+0x50/0x90] sys_write+0x50/0x90
localhost kernel:  [system_call+0x7e/0x83] system_call+0x7e/0x83

>>> snip <<<

What is happening is, that the sk_wait_event() condition passed from
sk_stream_wait_memory() evaluates to true for the case of tcp global memory
exhaustion. This is because both sk_stream_memory_free() and vm_wait are true
which causes sk_wait_event() to *not* call schedule_timeout(). 
Hence sk_stream_wait_memory() returns immediately to the caller w/o sleeping.
This causes the caller to again try allocation, which again fails and again
calls sk_stream_wait_memory(), and so on.

Signed-off-by: Nagendra Singh Tomar <>

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--- linux-	2010-03-25 07:37:58.000000000 +0530
+++ linux-	2010-03-25 07:42:16.000000000 +0530
@@ -144,10 +144,10 @@  int sk_stream_wait_memory(struct sock *s
 		set_bit(SOCK_NOSPACE, &sk->sk_socket->flags);
-		sk_wait_event(sk, &current_timeo, !sk->sk_err &&
-						  !(sk->sk_shutdown & SEND_SHUTDOWN) &&
-						  sk_stream_memory_free(sk) &&
-						  vm_wait);
+		sk_wait_event(sk, &current_timeo, sk->sk_err ||
+						  (sk->sk_shutdown & SEND_SHUTDOWN) ||
+						  (sk_stream_memory_free(sk) &&
+						  !vm_wait));
 		if (vm_wait) {