tcp: fix tcp_trim_head() to adjust segment count with skb MSS
Neal Cardwell [Sat, 28 Jan 2012 17:29:46 +0000 (17:29 +0000)]
[ Upstream commit 5b35e1e6e9ca651e6b291c96d1106043c9af314a ]

This commit fixes tcp_trim_head() to recalculate the number of
segments in the skb with the skb's existing MSS, so trimming the head
causes the skb segment count to be monotonically non-increasing - it
should stay the same or go down, but not increase.

Previously tcp_trim_head() used the current MSS of the connection. But
if there was a decrease in MSS between original transmission and ACK
(e.g. due to PMTUD), this could cause tcp_trim_head() to
counter-intuitively increase the segment count when trimming bytes off
the head of an skb. This violated assumptions in tcp_tso_acked() that
tcp_trim_head() only decreases the packet count, so that packets_acked
in tcp_tso_acked() could underflow, leading tcp_clean_rtx_queue() to
pass u32 pkts_acked values as large as 0xffffffff to
ca_ops->pkts_acked().

As an aside, if tcp_trim_head() had really wanted the skb to reflect
the current MSS, it should have called tcp_set_skb_tso_segs()
unconditionally, since a decrease in MSS would mean that a
single-packet skb should now be sliced into multiple segments.

Signed-off-by: Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com>
Acked-by: Nandita Dukkipati <nanditad@google.com>
Acked-by: Ilpo Järvinen <ilpo.jarvinen@helsinki.fi>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Varun Wadekar <vwadekar@nvidia.com>
Change-Id: I8e7359bbd561e78d0d9be4c3f871b22114504c8b
Reviewed-on: http://git-master/r/79696
Reviewed-by: Automatic_Commit_Validation_User

net/ipv4/tcp_output.c

index 882e0b0..faf257b 100644 (file)
@@ -1134,11 +1134,9 @@ int tcp_trim_head(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb, u32 len)
        sk_mem_uncharge(sk, len);
        sock_set_flag(sk, SOCK_QUEUE_SHRUNK);
 
-       /* Any change of skb->len requires recalculation of tso
-        * factor and mss.
-        */
+       /* Any change of skb->len requires recalculation of tso factor. */
        if (tcp_skb_pcount(skb) > 1)
-               tcp_set_skb_tso_segs(sk, skb, tcp_current_mss(sk));
+               tcp_set_skb_tso_segs(sk, skb, tcp_skb_mss(skb));
 
        return 0;
 }