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authorSunil Muthuswamy <sunilmut@microsoft.com>2019-06-17 19:26:25 +0000
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2019-06-18 21:41:12 -0400
commitcb359b60416701c8bed82fec79de25a144beb893 (patch)
parent76e21533a48bb42d1fa894f93f6233bf4554f45e (diff)
hvsock: fix epollout hang from race condition
Currently, hvsock can enter into a state where epoll_wait on EPOLLOUT will not return even when the hvsock socket is writable, under some race condition. This can happen under the following sequence: - fd = socket(hvsocket) - fd_out = dup(fd) - fd_in = dup(fd) - start a writer thread that writes data to fd_out with a combination of epoll_wait(fd_out, EPOLLOUT) and - start a reader thread that reads data from fd_in with a combination of epoll_wait(fd_in, EPOLLIN) - On the host, there are two threads that are reading/writing data to the hvsocket stack: hvs_stream_has_space hvs_notify_poll_out vsock_poll sock_poll ep_poll Race condition: check for epollout from ep_poll(): assume no writable space in the socket hvs_stream_has_space() returns 0 check for epollin from ep_poll(): assume socket has some free space < HVS_PKT_LEN(HVS_SEND_BUF_SIZE) hvs_stream_has_space() will clear the channel pending send size host will not notify the guest because the pending send size has been cleared and so the hvsocket will never mark the socket writable Now, the EPOLLOUT will never return even if the socket write buffer is empty. The fix is to set the pending size to the default size and never change it. This way the host will always notify the guest whenever the writable space is bigger than the pending size. The host is already optimized to *only* notify the guest when the pending size threshold boundary is crossed and not everytime. This change also reduces the cpu usage somewhat since hv_stream_has_space() is in the hotpath of send: vsock_stream_sendmsg()->hv_stream_has_space() Earlier hv_stream_has_space was setting/clearing the pending size on every call. Signed-off-by: Sunil Muthuswamy <sunilmut@microsoft.com> Reviewed-by: Dexuan Cui <decui@microsoft.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 31 deletions
diff --git a/net/vmw_vsock/hyperv_transport.c b/net/vmw_vsock/hyperv_transport.c
index fb2df6e068fa..62dcdf082349 100644
--- a/net/vmw_vsock/hyperv_transport.c
+++ b/net/vmw_vsock/hyperv_transport.c
@@ -211,18 +211,6 @@ static void hvs_set_channel_pending_send_size(struct vmbus_channel *chan)
- /* See hvs_stream_has_space(): we must make sure the host has seen
- * the new pending send size, before we can re-check the writable
- * bytes.
- */
- virt_mb();
-static void hvs_clear_channel_pending_send_size(struct vmbus_channel *chan)
- set_channel_pending_send_size(chan, 0);
- /* Ditto */
@@ -292,9 +280,6 @@ static void hvs_channel_cb(void *ctx)
if (hvs_channel_readable(chan))
- /* See hvs_stream_has_space(): when we reach here, the writable bytes
- * may be already less than HVS_PKT_LEN(HVS_SEND_BUF_SIZE).
- */
if (hv_get_bytes_to_write(&chan->outbound) > 0)
@@ -395,6 +380,13 @@ static void hvs_open_connection(struct vmbus_channel *chan)
set_per_channel_state(chan, conn_from_host ? new : sk);
vmbus_set_chn_rescind_callback(chan, hvs_close_connection);
+ /* Set the pending send size to max packet size to always get
+ * notifications from the host when there is enough writable space.
+ * The host is optimized to send notifications only when the pending
+ * size boundary is crossed, and not always.
+ */
+ hvs_set_channel_pending_send_size(chan);
if (conn_from_host) {
new->sk_state = TCP_ESTABLISHED;
@@ -688,23 +680,8 @@ static s64 hvs_stream_has_data(struct vsock_sock *vsk)
static s64 hvs_stream_has_space(struct vsock_sock *vsk)
struct hvsock *hvs = vsk->trans;
- struct vmbus_channel *chan = hvs->chan;
- s64 ret;
- ret = hvs_channel_writable_bytes(chan);
- if (ret > 0) {
- hvs_clear_channel_pending_send_size(chan);
- } else {
- /* See hvs_channel_cb() */
- hvs_set_channel_pending_send_size(chan);
- /* Re-check the writable bytes to avoid race */
- ret = hvs_channel_writable_bytes(chan);
- if (ret > 0)
- hvs_clear_channel_pending_send_size(chan);
- }
- return ret;
+ return hvs_channel_writable_bytes(hvs->chan);
static u64 hvs_stream_rcvhiwat(struct vsock_sock *vsk)