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SubjectRe: [PATCH] bridge: don't allow setting hello time to zero
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From: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 15:47:09 -0700

> The bridge hello time can't be safely set to values less than 1 second,
> otherwise it is possible to end up with a runaway timer.
>
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>

Applied, thanks Stephen.

I added more information to the commit message so that Dushan's
incredibly contribution to this bug getting fixed are mentioned.
I don't see how we would have figured out Bridging as even the
cause without his detective work. So it's definitely wrong not
to give him at least some mention in the commit message :-/

bridge: don't allow setting hello time to zero

Dushan Tcholich reports that on his system ksoftirqd can consume
between %6 to %10 of cpu time, and cause ~200 context switches per
second.

He then correlated this with a report by bdupree@techfinesse.com:

http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=119613299024398&w=2

and the culprit cause seems to be starting the bridge interface.
In particular, when starting the bridge interface, his scripts
are specifying a hello timer interval of "0".

The bridge hello time can't be safely set to values less than 1
second, otherwise it is possible to end up with a runaway timer.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
---
net/bridge/br_ioctl.c | 8 +++++++-
net/bridge/br_sysfs_br.c | 26 ++++++++++++++++++--------
2 files changed, 25 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/bridge/br_ioctl.c b/net/bridge/br_ioctl.c
index eeee218..5bbf073 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_ioctl.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_ioctl.c
@@ -188,15 +188,21 @@ static int old_dev_ioctl(struct net_device *dev, struct ifreq *rq, int cmd)
return 0;

case BRCTL_SET_BRIDGE_HELLO_TIME:
+ {
+ unsigned long t = clock_t_to_jiffies(args[1]);
if (!capable(CAP_NET_ADMIN))
return -EPERM;

+ if (t < HZ)
+ return -EINVAL;
+
spin_lock_bh(&br->lock);
- br->bridge_hello_time = clock_t_to_jiffies(args[1]);
+ br->bridge_hello_time = t;
if (br_is_root_bridge(br))
br->hello_time = br->bridge_hello_time;
spin_unlock_bh(&br->lock);
return 0;
+ }

case BRCTL_SET_BRIDGE_MAX_AGE:
if (!capable(CAP_NET_ADMIN))
diff --git a/net/bridge/br_sysfs_br.c b/net/bridge/br_sysfs_br.c
index 27d6a51..158dee8 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_sysfs_br.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_sysfs_br.c
@@ -29,11 +29,12 @@
*/
static ssize_t store_bridge_parm(struct device *d,
const char *buf, size_t len,
- void (*set)(struct net_bridge *, unsigned long))
+ int (*set)(struct net_bridge *, unsigned long))
{
struct net_bridge *br = to_bridge(d);
char *endp;
unsigned long val;
+ int err;

if (!capable(CAP_NET_ADMIN))
return -EPERM;
@@ -43,9 +44,9 @@ static ssize_t store_bridge_parm(struct device *d,
return -EINVAL;

spin_lock_bh(&br->lock);
- (*set)(br, val);
+ err = (*set)(br, val);
spin_unlock_bh(&br->lock);
- return len;
+ return err ? err : len;
}


@@ -56,12 +57,13 @@ static ssize_t show_forward_delay(struct device *d,
return sprintf(buf, "%lu\n", jiffies_to_clock_t(br->forward_delay));
}

-static void set_forward_delay(struct net_bridge *br, unsigned long val)
+static int set_forward_delay(struct net_bridge *br, unsigned long val)
{
unsigned long delay = clock_t_to_jiffies(val);
br->forward_delay = delay;
if (br_is_root_bridge(br))
br->bridge_forward_delay = delay;
+ return 0;
}

static ssize_t store_forward_delay(struct device *d,
@@ -80,12 +82,17 @@ static ssize_t show_hello_time(struct device *d, struct device_attribute *attr,
jiffies_to_clock_t(to_bridge(d)->hello_time));
}

-static void set_hello_time(struct net_bridge *br, unsigned long val)
+static int set_hello_time(struct net_bridge *br, unsigned long val)
{
unsigned long t = clock_t_to_jiffies(val);
+
+ if (t < HZ)
+ return -EINVAL;
+
br->hello_time = t;
if (br_is_root_bridge(br))
br->bridge_hello_time = t;
+ return 0;
}

static ssize_t store_hello_time(struct device *d,
@@ -104,12 +111,13 @@ static ssize_t show_max_age(struct device *d, struct device_attribute *attr,
jiffies_to_clock_t(to_bridge(d)->max_age));
}

-static void set_max_age(struct net_bridge *br, unsigned long val)
+static int set_max_age(struct net_bridge *br, unsigned long val)
{
unsigned long t = clock_t_to_jiffies(val);
br->max_age = t;
if (br_is_root_bridge(br))
br->bridge_max_age = t;
+ return 0;
}

static ssize_t store_max_age(struct device *d, struct device_attribute *attr,
@@ -126,9 +134,10 @@ static ssize_t show_ageing_time(struct device *d,
return sprintf(buf, "%lu\n", jiffies_to_clock_t(br->ageing_time));
}

-static void set_ageing_time(struct net_bridge *br, unsigned long val)
+static int set_ageing_time(struct net_bridge *br, unsigned long val)
{
br->ageing_time = clock_t_to_jiffies(val);
+ return 0;
}

static ssize_t store_ageing_time(struct device *d,
@@ -180,9 +189,10 @@ static ssize_t show_priority(struct device *d, struct device_attribute *attr,
(br->bridge_id.prio[0] << 8) | br->bridge_id.prio[1]);
}

-static void set_priority(struct net_bridge *br, unsigned long val)
+static int set_priority(struct net_bridge *br, unsigned long val)
{
br_stp_set_bridge_priority(br, (u16) val);
+ return 0;
}

static ssize_t store_priority(struct device *d, struct device_attribute *attr,
--
1.5.6.5.GIT


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