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SubjectRe: BUG in xennet_make_frags with paged skb data
On 06/11/14 21:49, Seth Forshee wrote:
> We've had several reports of hitting the following BUG_ON in
> xennet_make_frags with 3.2 and 3.13 kernels (I'm currently awaiting
> results of testing with 3.17):
>
> /* Grant backend access to each skb fragment page. */
> for (i = 0; i < frags; i++) {
> skb_frag_t *frag = skb_shinfo(skb)->frags + i;
> struct page *page = skb_frag_page(frag);
>
> len = skb_frag_size(frag);
> offset = frag->page_offset;
>
> /* Data must not cross a page boundary. */
> BUG_ON(len + offset > PAGE_SIZE<<compound_order(page));
>
> When this happens the page in question is a "middle" page in a compound
> page (i.e. it's a tail page but not the last tail page), and the data is
> fully contained within the compound page. The data does however cross
> the hardware page boundary, and since compound_order evaluates to 0 for
> tail pages the check fails.
>
> In going over this I've been unable to determine whether the BUG_ON in
> xennet_make_frags is incorrect or the paged skb data is wrong. I can't
> find that it's documented anywhere, and the networking code itself is a
> bit ambiguous when it comes to compound pages. On the one hand
> __skb_fill_page_desc specifically handles adding tail pages as paged
> data, but on the other hand skb_copy_bits kmaps frag->page.p which could
> fail with data that extends into another page.

netfront will safely handle this case so you can remove this BUG_ON()
(and the one later on). But it would be better to find out were these
funny-looking skbs are coming from and (if necessary) fixing the bug there.

David


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