Re: [PATCHv2] vhost-net: add dhclient work-around from userspace

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On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 03:19:41PM -0700, Sridhar Samudrala wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-06-28 at 13:08 +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > Userspace virtio server has the following hack
> > so guests rely on it, and we have to replicate it, too:
> > 
> > Use port number to detect incoming IPv4 DHCP response packets,
> > and fill in the checksum for these.
> > 
> > The issue we are solving is that on linux guests, some apps
> > that use recvmsg with AF_PACKET sockets, don't know how to
> > handle CHECKSUM_PARTIAL;
> > The interface to return the relevant information was added
> > in 8dc4194474159660d7f37c495e3fc3f10d0db8cc,
> > and older userspace does not use it.
> > One important user of recvmsg with AF_PACKET is dhclient,
> > so we add a work-around just for DHCP.
> > 
> > Don't bother applying the hack to IPv6 as userspace virtio does not
> > have a work-around for that - let's hope guests will do the right
> > thing wrt IPv6.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> > 
> > Dave, I'm going to put this patch on the vhost tree,
> > no need for you to bother merging it - you'll get
> > it with a pull request.
> > 
> > 
> >  drivers/vhost/net.c |   44 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> >  1 files changed, 43 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/drivers/vhost/net.c b/drivers/vhost/net.c
> > index cc19595..03bba6a 100644
> > --- a/drivers/vhost/net.c
> > +++ b/drivers/vhost/net.c
> > @@ -24,6 +24,10 @@
> >  #include <linux/if_tun.h>
> >  #include <linux/if_macvlan.h>
> > 
> > +#include <linux/ip.h>
> > +#include <linux/udp.h>
> > +#include <linux/netdevice.h>
> > +
> >  #include <net/sock.h>
> > 
> >  #include "vhost.h"
> > @@ -186,6 +190,44 @@ static void handle_tx(struct vhost_net *net)
> >  	unuse_mm(net->dev.mm);
> >  }
> > 
> > +static int peek_head(struct sock *sk)
> 
> This routine is doing more than just peeking the head of sk's receive
> queue. May be this should be named similar to what qemu calls
> 'work_around_broken_dhclient()'
> > +{
> > +	struct sk_buff *skb;
> > +
> > +	lock_sock(sk);
> > +	skb = skb_peek(&sk->sk_receive_queue);
> > +	if (unlikely(!skb)) {
> > +		release_sock(sk);
> > +		return 0;
> > +	}
> > +	/* Userspace virtio server has the following hack so
> > +	 * guests rely on it, and we have to replicate it, too: */
> > +	/* Use port number to detect incoming IPv4 DHCP response packets,
> > +	 * and fill in the checksum. */
> > +
> > +	/* The issue we are solving is that on linux guests, some apps
> > +	 * that use recvmsg with AF_PACKET sockets, don't know how to
> > +	 * handle CHECKSUM_PARTIAL;
> > +	 * The interface to return the relevant information was added in
> > +	 * 8dc4194474159660d7f37c495e3fc3f10d0db8cc,
> > +	 * and older userspace does not use it.
> > +	 * One important user of recvmsg with AF_PACKET is dhclient,
> > +	 * so we add a work-around just for DHCP. */
> > +	if (skb->ip_summed == CHECKSUM_PARTIAL &&
> > +	    skb_headlen(skb) >= skb_transport_offset(skb) +
> > +				sizeof(struct udphdr) &&
> > +	    udp_hdr(skb)->dest == htons(68) &&
> > +	    skb_network_header_len(skb) >= sizeof(struct iphdr) &&
> > +	    ip_hdr(skb)->protocol == IPPROTO_UDP &&
> > +	    skb->protocol == htons(ETH_P_IP)) {
> 
> Isn't it more logical to check for skb->protocol, followed by ip_hdr and
> then udp_hdr?


Yes, but then we'll only exit after checking them all.
My way we'll almost always exit after port check.

> > +		skb_checksum_help(skb);
> > +		/* Restore ip_summed value: tun passes it to user. */
> > +		skb->ip_summed = CHECKSUM_PARTIAL;
> > +	}
> > +	release_sock(sk);
> > +	return 1;
> > +}
> > +
> >  /* Expects to be always run from workqueue - which acts as
> >   * read-size critical section for our kind of RCU. */
> >  static void handle_rx(struct vhost_net *net)
> > @@ -222,7 +264,7 @@ static void handle_rx(struct vhost_net *net)
> >  	vq_log = unlikely(vhost_has_feature(&net->dev, VHOST_F_LOG_ALL)) ?
> >  		vq->log : NULL;
> > 
> > -	for (;;) {
> > +	while (peek_head(sock->sk)) {
> >  		head = vhost_get_vq_desc(&net->dev, vq, vq->iov,
> >  					 ARRAY_SIZE(vq->iov),
> >  					 &out, &in,
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