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Re: [PATCH] net: dev_forward_skb(): Scrub packet's per-netns info only when crossing netns




On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 05:07:22PM +0200, Liran Alon wrote:
> Before this commit, dev_forward_skb() always cleared packet's
> per-network-namespace info. Even if the packet doesn't cross
> network namespaces.
> 
> The comment above dev_forward_skb() describes that this is done
> because the receiving device may be in another network namespace.
> However, this case can easily be tested for and therefore we can
> scrub packet's per-network-namespace info only when receiving device
> is indeed in another network namespace.
> 
> Therefore, this commit changes ____dev_forward_skb() to tell
> skb_scrub_packet() that skb has crossed network-namespace only in case
> transmitting device (skb->dev) network namespace is different then
> receiving device (dev) network namespace.
> 
> An example of a netdev that use skb_forward_skb() is veth.
> Thus, before this commit a packet transmitted from one veth peer to
> another when both veth peers are on same network namespace will lose
> it's skb->mark. The bug could easily be demonstrated by the following:
> 
> ip netns add test
> ip netns exec test bash
> ip link add veth-a type veth peer name veth-b
> ip link set veth-a up
> ip link set veth-b up
> ip addr add dev veth-a 12.0.0.1/24
> tc qdisc add dev veth-a root handle 1 prio
> tc qdisc add dev veth-b ingress
> tc filter add dev veth-a parent 1: u32 match u32 0 0 action skbedit mark 1337
> tc filter add dev veth-b parent ffff: basic match 'meta(nf_mark eq 1337)' action simple "skb->mark 1337!"
> dmesg -C
> ping 12.0.0.2
> dmesg
> 
> Before this change, the above will print nothing to dmesg.
> After this change, "skb->mark 1337!" will be printed as necessary.

Hi Liran,

> 
> Signed-off-by: Liran Alon <liran.alon@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Yuval Shaia <yuval.shaia@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Yuval Shaia <yuval.shaia@xxxxxxxxxx>

I did not earned the credits for SOB, only r-b.

Yuval

> ---
>  include/linux/netdevice.h | 2 +-
>  net/core/dev.c            | 6 +++---
>  2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/include/linux/netdevice.h b/include/linux/netdevice.h
> index 5eef6c8e2741..5908f1e31ee2 100644
> --- a/include/linux/netdevice.h
> +++ b/include/linux/netdevice.h
> @@ -3371,7 +3371,7 @@ static __always_inline int ____dev_forward_skb(struct net_device *dev,
>  		return NET_RX_DROP;
>  	}
>  
> -	skb_scrub_packet(skb, true);
> +	skb_scrub_packet(skb, !net_eq(dev_net(dev), dev_net(skb->dev)));
>  	skb->priority = 0;
>  	return 0;
>  }
> diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
> index 2cedf520cb28..087787dd0a50 100644
> --- a/net/core/dev.c
> +++ b/net/core/dev.c
> @@ -1877,9 +1877,9 @@ int __dev_forward_skb(struct net_device *dev, struct sk_buff *skb)
>   * start_xmit function of one device into the receive queue
>   * of another device.
>   *
> - * The receiving device may be in another namespace, so
> - * we have to clear all information in the skb that could
> - * impact namespace isolation.
> + * The receiving device may be in another namespace.
> + * In that case, we have to clear all information in the
> + * skb that could impact namespace isolation.
>   */
>  int dev_forward_skb(struct net_device *dev, struct sk_buff *skb)
>  {
> -- 
> 1.9.1
>