ipvs: avoid drop first packet to reuse conntrack

Message ID 20200611092849.GA13977@VM_111_229_centos
State New
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  • ipvs: avoid drop first packet to reuse conntrack
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YangYuxi June 11, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
Since commit f719e3754ee ("ipvs: drop first packet
to redirect conntrack"), when a new TCP connection
meet the conditions that need reschedule, the first
syn packet is dropped, this cause one second latency
for the new connection, more discussion about this
problem can easy seach from google, such as:

1)One second connection delay in masque

2)IPVS low throughput #70747

3)Apache Bench can fill up ipvs service proxy in seconds #544

4)Additional 1s latency in `host -> service IP -> pod`

The root cause is when the old session is expired, the
conntrack related to the session is dropped by
ip_vs_conn_drop_conntrack. The code is as follows:
static void ip_vs_conn_expire(struct timer_list *t)

                if ((cp->flags & IP_VS_CONN_F_NFCT) &&
                    !(cp->flags & IP_VS_CONN_F_ONE_PACKET)) {
                        /* Do not access conntracks during subsys cleanup
                         * because nf_conntrack_find_get can not be used after
                         * conntrack cleanup for the net.
                        if (ipvs->enable)
As the code show, only if the condition  (cp->flags & IP_VS_CONN_F_NFCT)
is true, ip_vs_conn_drop_conntrack will be called.
So we solve this bug by following steps:
1) erase the IP_VS_CONN_F_NFCT flag (it is safely because no packets will
   use the old session)
2) call ip_vs_conn_expire_now to release the old session, then the related
   conntrack will not be dropped
3) then ipvs unnecessary to drop the first syn packet,
   it just continue to pass the syn packet to the next process,
   create a new ipvs session, and the new session will related to
   the old conntrack(which is reopened by conntrack as a new one),
   the next whole things is just as normal as that the old session
   isn't used to exist.

This patch has been verified on our thousands of kubernets node servers on Tencent Inc.
Signed-off-by: YangYuxi <yx.atom1@gmail.com>
 net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_core.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


diff --git a/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_core.c b/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_core.c
index aa6a603a2425..2f750145172f 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_core.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_core.c
@@ -2086,11 +2086,11 @@  static int ip_vs_in_icmp_v6(struct netns_ipvs *ipvs, struct sk_buff *skb,
 		if (resched) {
+			if (uses_ct)
+				cp->flags &= ~IP_VS_CONN_F_NFCT;
 			if (!atomic_read(&cp->n_control))
-			if (uses_ct)
-				return NF_DROP;
 			cp = NULL;