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SubjectRe: [PATCH] netfilter: xt_hashlimit: avoid 64-bit division
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On 09/06/2017 03:57 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> 64-bit division is expensive on 32-bit architectures, and
> requires a special function call to avoid a link error like:
>
> net/netfilter/xt_hashlimit.o: In function `hashlimit_mt_common':
> xt_hashlimit.c:(.text+0x1328): undefined reference to `__aeabi_uldivmod'
>
> In the case of hashlimit_mt_common, we don't actually need a
> 64-bit operation, we can simply rewrite the function slightly
> to make that clear to the compiler.
>
> Fixes: bea74641e378 ("netfilter: xt_hashlimit: add rate match mode")
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> ---
> net/netfilter/xt_hashlimit.c | 5 ++++-
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/net/netfilter/xt_hashlimit.c b/net/netfilter/xt_hashlimit.c
> index 10d48234f5f4..50b53d86eef5 100644
> --- a/net/netfilter/xt_hashlimit.c
> +++ b/net/netfilter/xt_hashlimit.c
> @@ -531,7 +531,10 @@ static u64 user2rate_bytes(u64 user)
> {
> u64 r;
>
> - r = user ? 0xFFFFFFFFULL / user : 0xFFFFFFFFULL;
> + if (user > 0xFFFFFFFFULL)
> + return 0;
> +
> + r = user ? 0xFFFFFFFFULL / (u32)user : 0xFFFFFFFFULL;
> r = (r - 1) << 4;
> return r;
> }
>

I have submitted another patch to fix this:
https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/809881/

We have seen this problem before, I was careful not to introduce this
again in the new patch but clearly I overlooked this particular line :(

In the other cases we fixed it by replacing division with div64_u64().

-Vishwanath

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