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authorNeil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>2009-11-23 15:54:00 -0500
committerVlad Yasevich <vladislav.yasevich@hp.com>2009-11-23 15:54:00 -0500
commitd8dd15781dd621c5ceab79083f4c5112787863f5 (patch)
tree49ee8bfc01d2ded7130a0c17298ca7a9db998fa4 /net
parentsctp: Update max.burst implementation (diff)
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sctp: Fix mis-ordering of user space data when multihoming in use
Recently had a bug reported to me, in which the user was sending packets with a payload containing a sequence number. The packets were getting delivered in order according the chunk TSN values, but the sequence values in the payload were arriving out of order. At first I thought it must be an application error, but we eventually found it to be a problem on the transmit side in the sctp stack. The conditions for the error are that multihoming must be in use, and it helps if each transport has a different pmtu. The problem occurs in sctp_outq_flush. Basically we dequeue packets from the data queue, and attempt to append them to the orrered packet for a given transport. After we append a data chunk we add the trasport to the end of a list of transports to have their packets sent at the end of sctp_outq_flush. The problem occurs when a data chunks fills up a offered packet on a transport. The function that does the appending (sctp_packet_transmit_chunk), will try to call sctp_packet_transmit on the full packet, and then append the chunk to a new packet. This call to sctp_packet_transmit, sends that packet ahead of the others that may be queued in the transport_list in sctp_outq_flush. The result is that frames that were sent in one order from the user space sending application get re-ordered prior to tsn assignment in sctp_packet_transmit, resulting in mis-sequencing of data payloads, even though tsn ordering is correct. The fix is to change where we assign a tsn. By doing this earlier, we are then free to place chunks in packets, whatever way we see fit and the protocol will make sure to do all the appropriate re-ordering on receive as is needed. Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com> Reported-by: William Reich <reich@ulticom.com> Signed-off-by: Vlad Yasevich <vladislav.yasevich@hp.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'net')
-rw-r--r--net/sctp/output.c25
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/net/sctp/output.c b/net/sctp/output.c
index b210d2077e28..7c5589363433 100644
--- a/net/sctp/output.c
+++ b/net/sctp/output.c
@@ -429,23 +429,22 @@ int sctp_packet_transmit(struct sctp_packet *packet)
list_del_init(&chunk->list);
if (sctp_chunk_is_data(chunk)) {
- if (!chunk->has_tsn) {
- sctp_chunk_assign_ssn(chunk);
- sctp_chunk_assign_tsn(chunk);
-
- /* 6.3.1 C4) When data is in flight and when allowed
- * by rule C5, a new RTT measurement MUST be made each
- * round trip. Furthermore, new RTT measurements
- * SHOULD be made no more than once per round-trip
- * for a given destination transport address.
- */
+ if (!chunk->resent) {
+
+ /* 6.3.1 C4) When data is in flight and when allowed
+ * by rule C5, a new RTT measurement MUST be made each
+ * round trip. Furthermore, new RTT measurements
+ * SHOULD be made no more than once per round-trip
+ * for a given destination transport address.
+ */
if (!tp->rto_pending) {
chunk->rtt_in_progress = 1;
tp->rto_pending = 1;
}
- } else
- chunk->resent = 1;
+ }
+
+ chunk->resent = 1;
has_data = 1;
}
@@ -722,6 +721,8 @@ static void sctp_packet_append_data(struct sctp_packet *packet,
/* Has been accepted for transmission. */
if (!asoc->peer.prsctp_capable)
chunk->msg->can_abandon = 0;
+ sctp_chunk_assign_tsn(chunk);
+ sctp_chunk_assign_ssn(chunk);
}
static sctp_xmit_t sctp_packet_will_fit(struct sctp_packet *packet,