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Re: Linux 5.0 regression: rtl8169 / kernel BUG at lib/dynamic_queue_limits.c:27!





On 02/08/2019 01:50 PM, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
> On 08.02.2019 22:45, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
>> On 08/02/2019 22:22, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>>> On 08.02.2019 21:55, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
>>>> On 08/02/2019 19:52, Heiner Kallweit wrote:
>>>>> On 08.02.2019 19:29, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
>>>>>> L.S.,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> While testing a linux 5.0-rc5 kernel (with some patches on top but they don't seem related) under Xen i the nasty splat below, 
>>>>>> that I haven encountered with Linux 4.20.x.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Unfortunately I haven't got a clear reproducer for this and bisecting could be nasty due to another (networking related) kernel bug.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If you need more info, want me to run a debug patch etc., please feel free to ask.
>>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for the report. However I see no change in the r8169 driver between
>>>>> 4.20 and 5.0 with regard to BQL code. Having said that the root cause could
>>>>> be somewhere else. Therefore I'm afraid a bisect will be needed.
>>>>
>>>> Hmm i did some diging and i think:
>>>> bd7153bd83b806bfcc2e79b7a6f43aa653d06ef3 r8169: remove unneeded mmiowb barriers
>>>> 2e6eedb4813e34d8d84ac0eb3afb668966f3f356 r8169: make use of xmit_more and __netdev_sent_queue
>>>> 620344c43edfa020bbadfd81a144ebe5181fc94f net: core: add __netdev_sent_queue as variant of __netdev_tx_sent_queue
>>>>
>>> You're right. Thought this was added in 4.20 already.
>>> The BQL code pattern I copied from the mlx4 driver and so far I haven't heard about
>>> this issue from any user of physical hw. And due to the fact that a lot of mainboards
>>> have onboard Realtek network I have quite a few testers out there.
>>> Does the issue occur under specific circumstances like very high load?
>>
>> Yep, the box is already quite contented with the Xen VM's and if I remember correctly it occurred while kernel compiling
>> on the host.
>>
>>> If indeed the xmit_more patch causes the issue, I think we have to involve Eric Dumazet
>>> as author of the underlying changes.
>>
>> It could also be the barriers weren't that unneeded as assumed.
> 
> The barriers were removed after adding xmit_more handling. Therefore it would be good to
> test also with only 
> bd7153bd83b806bfcc2e79b7a6f43aa653d06ef3 r8169: remove unneeded mmiowb barriers
> removed.
> 
>> Since we are almost at RC6 i took the liberty to CC Eric now.
>>
> Sure, thanks.
> 
>> BTW am i correct these patches are merely optimizations ?
> 
> Yes
> 
>> If so and concluding they revert cleanly, perhaps it should be considered at this point in the RC's
>> to revert them for 5.0 and try again for 5.1 ?
>>
> Before removing both it would be good to test with only the barrier-removal removed.
> 

Commit 2e6eedb4813e34d8d84ac0eb3afb668966f3f356 r8169: make use of xmit_more and __netdev_sent_queue
looks buggy to me, since the skb might have been freed already on another cpu when you call

You could try :

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
index 3624e67aef72c92ed6e908e2c99ac2d381210126..f907d484165d9fd775e81bf2bfb9aa4ddedb1c93 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
@@ -6070,6 +6070,7 @@ static netdev_tx_t rtl8169_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
        dma_addr_t mapping;
        u32 opts[2], len;
        bool stop_queue;
+       bool door_bell;
        int frags;
 
        if (unlikely(!rtl_tx_slots_avail(tp, skb_shinfo(skb)->nr_frags))) {
@@ -6116,6 +6117,8 @@ static netdev_tx_t rtl8169_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
        /* Force memory writes to complete before releasing descriptor */
        dma_wmb();
 
+       door_bell = __netdev_sent_queue(dev, skb->len, skb->xmit_more);
+
        txd->opts1 = rtl8169_get_txd_opts1(opts[0], len, entry);
 
        /* Force all memory writes to complete before notifying device */
@@ -6127,7 +6130,7 @@ static netdev_tx_t rtl8169_start_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
        if (unlikely(stop_queue))
                netif_stop_queue(dev);
 
-       if (__netdev_sent_queue(dev, skb->len, skb->xmit_more)) {
+       if (door_bell) {
                RTL_W8(tp, TxPoll, NPQ);
                mmiowb();
        }