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SubjectRe: [PATCH] bridge: don't allow setting hello time to zero
On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 10:46 PM, David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> wrote:
> 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 :-/
>

I don't know what to say :)

Thank you
> 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.
>
A little nitpick: 200 times greater context switch rate :), like
100000 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.

Btw. is there a way to make the command to turn STP off work too?
brctl stp br0 off
Because AFAIK if I shut down STP the hello timer should shut down too,
but it still continues to work.

Thank you for your time and effort

Dushan Tcholich

>
> 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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