[Intel-wired-lan] [net-next PATCH] ixgbe: fix XDP redirect on archs with PAGE_SIZE above 4K

Alexander Duyck alexander.duyck at gmail.com
Fri Feb 28 18:53:58 UTC 2020

On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 4:20 AM Jesper Dangaard Brouer
<brouer at redhat.com> wrote:
> The ixgbe driver have another memory model when compiled on archs with
> PAGE_SIZE above 4096 bytes. In this mode it doesn't split the page in
> two halves, but instead increment rx_buffer->page_offset by truesize of
> packet (which include headroom and tailroom for skb_shared_info).
> This is done correctly in ixgbe_build_skb(), but in ixgbe_rx_buffer_flip
> which is currently only called on XDP_TX and XDP_REDIRECT, it forgets
> to add the tailroom for skb_shared_info. This breaks XDP_REDIRECT, for
> veth and cpumap.  Fix by adding size of skb_shared_info tailroom.
> Fixes: 6453073987ba ("ixgbe: add initial support for xdp redirect")
> Signed-off-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer at redhat.com>

This approach to fixing it seems problematic at best. From what I can
tell there wasn't an issue until this frame gets up into the
XDP_REDIRECT path. In the case of XDP_TX the ixgbe driver has not need
for the extra shared info space. I assume you need this because you
are converting the buffer to an skbuff.

The question I have is exactly how is this failing, are we talking
about it resulting in the region being shared with the next frame, or
is it being correctly identified that there is no tailroom and the
frame is dropped? If we are seeing memory corruption due to it sharing
the memory I would say we have a problem with the design for
XDP_REDIRECT since it is assuming things about the buffer that may or
may not be true. At a minimum we are going to need to guarantee that
all XDP devices going forward provide this padding on the end of the
frame which has not been anything that was communicated up until now.

I would argue that we should not be using build_skb on XDP buffers
since it is going to lead to similar issues in the future. It would be
much better to simply add the XDP frame as a fragment and to pull the
headers as we have done in the past.

> ---
>  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c |    3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c
> index 718931d951bc..ea6834bae04c 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c
> @@ -2254,7 +2254,8 @@ static void ixgbe_rx_buffer_flip(struct ixgbe_ring *rx_ring,
>         rx_buffer->page_offset ^= truesize;
>  #else
>         unsigned int truesize = ring_uses_build_skb(rx_ring) ?
> -                               SKB_DATA_ALIGN(IXGBE_SKB_PAD + size) :
> +                               SKB_DATA_ALIGN(IXGBE_SKB_PAD + size) +
> +                               SKB_DATA_ALIGN(sizeof(struct skb_shared_info)) :
>                                 SKB_DATA_ALIGN(size);
>         rx_buffer->page_offset += truesize;
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