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[RFC] net: add in_softirq() debug checking in napi_consume_skb()

Message ID 1600774581-150072-1-git-send-email-linyunsheng@huawei.com
State RFC
Delegated to: David Miller
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Series [RFC] net: add in_softirq() debug checking in napi_consume_skb() | expand

Commit Message

Yunsheng Lin Sept. 22, 2020, 11:36 a.m. UTC
The current semantic for napi_consume_skb() is that caller need
to provide non-zero budget when calling from NAPI context, and
breaking this semantic will cause hard to debug problem, because
_kfree_skb_defer() need to run in atomic context in order to push
the skb to the particular cpu' napi_alloc_cache atomically.

So add a in_softirq() debug checking in napi_consume_skb() to catch
this kind of error.

Suggested-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Yunsheng Lin <linyunsheng@huawei.com>
 include/linux/netdevice.h | 6 ++++++
 net/Kconfig               | 7 +++++++
 net/core/skbuff.c         | 4 ++++
 3 files changed, 17 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/include/linux/netdevice.h b/include/linux/netdevice.h
index fef0eb9..e06d5e5 100644
--- a/include/linux/netdevice.h
+++ b/include/linux/netdevice.h
@@ -5095,6 +5095,12 @@  do {								\
+#if defined(CONFIG_DEBUG_NET)
+#define DEBUG_NET_WARN(condition, ...)	WARN(condition, ##__VA_ARGS__)
+#define DEBUG_NET_WARN(condition, ...)
  *	The list of packet types we will receive (as opposed to discard)
  *	and the routines to invoke.
diff --git a/net/Kconfig b/net/Kconfig
index 3831206..b176670 100644
--- a/net/Kconfig
+++ b/net/Kconfig
@@ -460,6 +460,13 @@  config ETHTOOL_NETLINK
 	  netlink. It provides better extensibility and some new features,
 	  e.g. notification messages.
+config DEBUG_NET
+	bool "Net debugging and diagnostics"
+	depends on DEBUG_KERNEL
+	default n
+	help
+	  Say Y here to add some extra checks and diagnostics to networking.
 endif   # if NET
 # Used by archs to tell that they support BPF JIT compiler plus which flavour.
diff --git a/net/core/skbuff.c b/net/core/skbuff.c
index e077447..378e66c 100644
--- a/net/core/skbuff.c
+++ b/net/core/skbuff.c
@@ -901,6 +901,10 @@  void napi_consume_skb(struct sk_buff *skb, int budget)
+	DEBUG_NET_WARN(!in_softirq(),
+		       "%s is called with non-zero budget outside softirq context.\n",
+		       __func__);
 	if (!skb_unref(skb))