Commit b0cffed5 authored by Sowmini Varadhan's avatar Sowmini Varadhan Committed by David S. Miller
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sunvnet: Fix race between vnet_start_xmit() and vnet_ack()

When vnet_start_xmit() is concurrent with vnet_ack(), we may
have a race that looks like:

    thread 1                              thread 2
    vnet_start_xmit                       vnet_event_napi -> vnet_rx

__vnet_tx_trigger for some desc X
at this point dr->prod == X
                                        peer sends back a stopped ack for X
                                        we process X, but X == dr->prod
                                        so we bail out in vnet_ack with
update dr->prod

As a result of the fact that we never processed the stopped ack for X,
the Tx path is led to incorrectly believe that the peer is still
"started" and reading, but the peer has stopped reading, which will
ultimately end in flow-control assertions.

The fix is to synchronize the above 2 paths  on the netif_tx_lock.

Signed-off-by: default avatarSowmini Varadhan <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 6f6e741f
......@@ -559,15 +559,17 @@ static int vnet_ack(struct vnet_port *port, void *msgbuf)
return 0;
end = pkt->end_idx;
if (unlikely(!idx_is_pending(dr, end)))
return 0;
vp = port->vp;
dev = vp->dev;
if (unlikely(!idx_is_pending(dr, end))) {
return 0;
/* sync for race conditions with vnet_start_xmit() and tell xmit it
* is time to send a trigger.
dr->cons = next_idx(end, dr);
desc = vio_dring_entry(dr, dr->cons);
if (desc->hdr.state == VIO_DESC_READY && port->start_cons) {
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