[v2] wcn36xx: handle rx skb allocation failure to avoid system crash

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Fengwei Yin Dec. 14, 2015, 10:06 a.m.
Lawrence reported that git clone could make system crash on a
Qualcomm ARM soc based device (DragonBoard, 1G memory without
swap) running 64bit Debian.

It's turned out the crash is related with rx skb allocation
failure. git could consume more than 600MB anonymous memory.
And system is in extremely memory shortage case.

But driver didn't handle the rx allocation failure case. This patch
doesn't submit skb to upper layer if rx skb allocation fails.
Instead, it reuse the old skb for rx DMA again. It's more like
drop the packets if system is in memory shortage case.

With this change, git clone is OOMed instead of system crash.

Reported-by: King, Lawrence <lking@qti.qualcomm.com>
Signed-off-by: Fengwei Yin <fengwei.yin@linaro.org>

---
Changes from v1:
 * Move switch block out of while loop.
 * Remove the warning of unknown channel because we didn't deal with it.

 drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c | 50 ++++++++++++++++++++--------------
 1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

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Fengwei Yin Dec. 15, 2015, 12:50 a.m. | #1
On 2015/12/15 6:47, Julian Calaby wrote:
> Hi Fengwei,

>

> On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 9:06 PM, Fengwei Yin <fengwei.yin@linaro.org> wrote:

>> Lawrence reported that git clone could make system crash on a

>> Qualcomm ARM soc based device (DragonBoard, 1G memory without

>> swap) running 64bit Debian.

>>

>> It's turned out the crash is related with rx skb allocation

>> failure. git could consume more than 600MB anonymous memory.

>> And system is in extremely memory shortage case.

>>

>> But driver didn't handle the rx allocation failure case. This patch

>> doesn't submit skb to upper layer if rx skb allocation fails.

>> Instead, it reuse the old skb for rx DMA again. It's more like

>> drop the packets if system is in memory shortage case.

>>

>> With this change, git clone is OOMed instead of system crash.

>>

>> Reported-by: King, Lawrence <lking@qti.qualcomm.com>

>> Signed-off-by: Fengwei Yin <fengwei.yin@linaro.org>

>> ---

>> Changes from v1:

>>   * Move switch block out of while loop.

>>   * Remove the warning of unknown channel because we didn't deal with it.

>>

>>   drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c | 50 ++++++++++++++++++++--------------

>>   1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

>>

>> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c

>> index f8dfa05..6b61874 100644

>> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c

>> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c

>> @@ -467,6 +467,18 @@ out_err:

>>

>>   }

>>

>> +#define        GET_CH_CTRL_VALUE(x)                    \

>> +       ({ u32 __v = WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_RX_H;     \

>> +          if ((x) == WCN36XX_DXE_CH_RX_L)      \

>> +               __v = WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_RX_L;    \

>> +          __v; })

>> +

>> +#define        GET_CH_INT_MASK(x)                      \

>> +       ({ u32 __v = WCN36XX_DXE_INT_CH3_MASK;  \

>> +          if ((x) == WCN36XX_DXE_CH_RX_L)      \

>> +               __v = WCN36XX_DXE_INT_CH1_MASK; \

>> +          __v; })

>> +

>

> Why add these ugly macros if you're only calling them once?

>

>>   static int wcn36xx_rx_handle_packets(struct wcn36xx *wcn,

>>                                       struct wcn36xx_dxe_ch *ch)

>>   {

>> @@ -474,36 +486,34 @@ static int wcn36xx_rx_handle_packets(struct wcn36xx *wcn,

>>          struct wcn36xx_dxe_desc *dxe = ctl->desc;

>>          dma_addr_t  dma_addr;

>>          struct sk_buff *skb;

>> +       int ret = 0, int_mask;

>> +       u32 value;

>> +

>

> Surely something like:

>

> if (ch->ch_type == WCN36XX_DXE_CH_RX_L) {

>      value = WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_RX_L;

>      int_mask = WCN36XX_DXE_INT_CH1_MASK;

> } else {

>      value = WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_RX_H;

>      int_mask = WCN36XX_DXE_INT_CH3_MASK;

> }

>

> would be much cleaner.

OK. I will remove the ugly macros. Thanks a lot for reviewing it.

Regards
Yin, Fengwei

>

> Thanks,

>

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Fengwei Yin Dec. 15, 2015, 1:13 a.m. | #2
Hi Bjorn,

On 2015/12/15 8:20, Bjorn Andersson wrote:
> On Mon 14 Dec 02:06 PST 2015, Fengwei Yin wrote:

>

>> Lawrence reported that git clone could make system crash on a

>> Qualcomm ARM soc based device (DragonBoard, 1G memory without

>> swap) running 64bit Debian.

>>

>> It's turned out the crash is related with rx skb allocation

>> failure. git could consume more than 600MB anonymous memory.

>> And system is in extremely memory shortage case.

>>

>> But driver didn't handle the rx allocation failure case. This patch

>> doesn't submit skb to upper layer if rx skb allocation fails.

>> Instead, it reuse the old skb for rx DMA again. It's more like

>> drop the packets if system is in memory shortage case.

>>

>> With this change, git clone is OOMed instead of system crash.

>>

>> Reported-by: King, Lawrence <lking@qti.qualcomm.com>

>> Signed-off-by: Fengwei Yin <fengwei.yin@linaro.org>

>> ---

>> Changes from v1:

>>   * Move switch block out of while loop.

>>   * Remove the warning of unknown channel because we didn't deal with it.

>>

>>   drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c | 50 ++++++++++++++++++++--------------

>>   1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

>>

>> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c

>> index f8dfa05..6b61874 100644

>> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c

>> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c

>> @@ -467,6 +467,18 @@ out_err:

>>

>>   }

>>

>> +#define	GET_CH_CTRL_VALUE(x)			\

>> +	({ u32 __v = WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_RX_H;	\

>> +	   if ((x) == WCN36XX_DXE_CH_RX_L)	\

>> +		__v = WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_RX_L;	\

>> +	   __v; })

>> +

>> +#define	GET_CH_INT_MASK(x)			\

>> +	({ u32 __v = WCN36XX_DXE_INT_CH3_MASK;	\

>> +	   if ((x) == WCN36XX_DXE_CH_RX_L)	\

>> +		__v = WCN36XX_DXE_INT_CH1_MASK;	\

>> +	   __v; })

>> +

>>   static int wcn36xx_rx_handle_packets(struct wcn36xx *wcn,

>>   				     struct wcn36xx_dxe_ch *ch)

>>   {

>> @@ -474,36 +486,34 @@ static int wcn36xx_rx_handle_packets(struct wcn36xx *wcn,

>>   	struct wcn36xx_dxe_desc *dxe = ctl->desc;

>>   	dma_addr_t  dma_addr;

>>   	struct sk_buff *skb;

>> +	int ret = 0, int_mask;

>> +	u32 value;

>> +

>> +	value = GET_CH_CTRL_VALUE(ch->ch_type);

>> +	int_mask = GET_CH_INT_MASK(ch->ch_type);

>>

>>   	while (!(dxe->ctrl & WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_VALID_MASK)) {

>>   		skb = ctl->skb;

>>   		dma_addr = dxe->dst_addr_l;

>> -		wcn36xx_dxe_fill_skb(wcn->dev, ctl);

>

> I believe a better way to implement this is to check the return value

> here and simply break the loop upon error.

No. We can't break the loop because:
1. The following items in the list could have DMA done and we have to deal
    with them (At least initialize their dxe->ctrl again).

2. It's possible system page reclaim get free pages and coming skb allocation
    could success.

>

>> -

>> -		switch (ch->ch_type) {

>> -		case WCN36XX_DXE_CH_RX_L:

>> -			dxe->ctrl = WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_RX_L;

>> -			wcn36xx_dxe_write_register(wcn, WCN36XX_DXE_ENCH_ADDR,

>> -						   WCN36XX_DXE_INT_CH1_MASK);

>> -			break;

>> -		case WCN36XX_DXE_CH_RX_H:

>> -			dxe->ctrl = WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_RX_H;

>> -			wcn36xx_dxe_write_register(wcn, WCN36XX_DXE_ENCH_ADDR,

>> -						   WCN36XX_DXE_INT_CH3_MASK);

>> -			break;

>> -		default:

>> -			wcn36xx_warn("Unknown channel\n");

>> -		}

>> -

>> -		dma_unmap_single(wcn->dev, dma_addr, WCN36XX_PKT_SIZE,

>> -				 DMA_FROM_DEVICE);

>> -		wcn36xx_rx_skb(wcn, skb);

>> +		ret = wcn36xx_dxe_fill_skb(wcn->dev, ctl);

>> +		if (0 == ret) {

>

> With this you say that if allocation of a new skb fails we just mark the

> old one as free again and move the list forward. Not unlikely this will

> run through all packets in the list and give them back to the hardware.

Not whole list. The loop just deal with the packets have DMA done. I don't
think it will cross the whole list.

>

> Most likely both cases will just result in us dropping a series of

> packets, but I believe we should leave the buffers occupied rather then

> running this loop cycling buffers back to the hardware.

>

My understanding is that the DMA never stop. WCN36XX_DXE_CH_NEXT_DESC_ADDR_RX_L
is only initialized once. And then just update the each description's dest
address.

If DMA is not stopped, we always need DMA buffer ready. So we can't submit
the rx skb if the new rx skb allocation fails.

But if we could stop DMA and restart the whole cycle again, we can submit
the rx skb to upper layer and restart the whole cycle once new rx skb is
available.

>> +			/* new skb allocation ok. Use the new one and queue

>> +			 * the old one to network system.

>> +			 */

>> +			dma_unmap_single(wcn->dev, dma_addr, WCN36XX_PKT_SIZE,

>> +					DMA_FROM_DEVICE);

>> +			wcn36xx_rx_skb(wcn, skb);

>> +		} /* else keep rx skb not submitted and use for rx DMA again */

>> +

>> +		dxe->ctrl = value;

>>   		ctl = ctl->next;

>>   		dxe = ctl->desc;

>>   	}

>>

>>   	ch->head_blk_ctl = ctl;

>>

>> +	wcn36xx_dxe_write_register(wcn, WCN36XX_DXE_ENCH_ADDR, int_mask);

>> +

>

> I suspect this part kicks the hardware, to start filling new dxes after

> updating our list. So it does make sense to only do that once, after

> looping through all the descriptors. But please do so in a separate

> patch, so we can bisect it if it turns out to cause issues.

>

OK. Thanks a lot for reviewing.

Regards
Yin, Fengwei

>>   	return 0;

>>   }

>

> Regards,

> Bjorn

>

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diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c
index f8dfa05..6b61874 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/wcn36xx/dxe.c
@@ -467,6 +467,18 @@  out_err:
 
 }
 
+#define	GET_CH_CTRL_VALUE(x)			\
+	({ u32 __v = WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_RX_H;	\
+	   if ((x) == WCN36XX_DXE_CH_RX_L)	\
+		__v = WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_RX_L;	\
+	   __v; })
+
+#define	GET_CH_INT_MASK(x)			\
+	({ u32 __v = WCN36XX_DXE_INT_CH3_MASK;	\
+	   if ((x) == WCN36XX_DXE_CH_RX_L)	\
+		__v = WCN36XX_DXE_INT_CH1_MASK;	\
+	   __v; })
+
 static int wcn36xx_rx_handle_packets(struct wcn36xx *wcn,
 				     struct wcn36xx_dxe_ch *ch)
 {
@@ -474,36 +486,34 @@  static int wcn36xx_rx_handle_packets(struct wcn36xx *wcn,
 	struct wcn36xx_dxe_desc *dxe = ctl->desc;
 	dma_addr_t  dma_addr;
 	struct sk_buff *skb;
+	int ret = 0, int_mask;
+	u32 value;
+
+	value = GET_CH_CTRL_VALUE(ch->ch_type);
+	int_mask = GET_CH_INT_MASK(ch->ch_type);
 
 	while (!(dxe->ctrl & WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_VALID_MASK)) {
 		skb = ctl->skb;
 		dma_addr = dxe->dst_addr_l;
-		wcn36xx_dxe_fill_skb(wcn->dev, ctl);
-
-		switch (ch->ch_type) {
-		case WCN36XX_DXE_CH_RX_L:
-			dxe->ctrl = WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_RX_L;
-			wcn36xx_dxe_write_register(wcn, WCN36XX_DXE_ENCH_ADDR,
-						   WCN36XX_DXE_INT_CH1_MASK);
-			break;
-		case WCN36XX_DXE_CH_RX_H:
-			dxe->ctrl = WCN36XX_DXE_CTRL_RX_H;
-			wcn36xx_dxe_write_register(wcn, WCN36XX_DXE_ENCH_ADDR,
-						   WCN36XX_DXE_INT_CH3_MASK);
-			break;
-		default:
-			wcn36xx_warn("Unknown channel\n");
-		}
-
-		dma_unmap_single(wcn->dev, dma_addr, WCN36XX_PKT_SIZE,
-				 DMA_FROM_DEVICE);
-		wcn36xx_rx_skb(wcn, skb);
+		ret = wcn36xx_dxe_fill_skb(wcn->dev, ctl);
+		if (0 == ret) {
+			/* new skb allocation ok. Use the new one and queue
+			 * the old one to network system.
+			 */
+			dma_unmap_single(wcn->dev, dma_addr, WCN36XX_PKT_SIZE,
+					DMA_FROM_DEVICE);
+			wcn36xx_rx_skb(wcn, skb);
+		} /* else keep rx skb not submitted and use for rx DMA again */
+
+		dxe->ctrl = value;
 		ctl = ctl->next;
 		dxe = ctl->desc;
 	}
 
 	ch->head_blk_ctl = ctl;
 
+	wcn36xx_dxe_write_register(wcn, WCN36XX_DXE_ENCH_ADDR, int_mask);
+
 	return 0;
 }