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netlink: change return-value logic of netlink_broadcast()

Currently, netlink_broadcast() reports errors to the caller if no
messages at all were delivered:

1) If, at least, one message has been delivered correctly, returns 0.
2) Otherwise, if no messages at all were delivered due to skb_clone()
   failure, return -ENOBUFS.
3) Otherwise, if there are no listeners, return -ESRCH.

With this patch, the caller knows if the delivery of any of the
messages to the listeners have failed:

1) If it fails to deliver any message (for whatever reason), return
   -ENOBUFS.
2) Otherwise, if all messages were delivered OK, returns 0.
3) Otherwise, if no listeners, return -ESRCH.

In the current ctnetlink code and in Netfilter in general, we can add
reliable logging and connection tracking event delivery by dropping the
packets whose events were not successfully delivered over Netlink. Of
course, this option would be settable via /proc as this approach reduces
performance (in terms of filtered connections per seconds by a stateful
firewall) but providing reliable logging and event delivery (for
conntrackd) in return.

This patch also changes some clients of netlink_broadcast() that
may report ENOBUFS errors via printk. This error handling is not
of any help. Instead, the userspace daemons that are listening to
those netlink messages should resync themselves with the kernel-side
if they hit ENOBUFS.

BTW, netlink_broadcast() clients include those that call
cn_netlink_send(), nlmsg_multicast() and genlmsg_multicast() since they
internally call netlink_broadcast() and return its error value.

Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@netfilter.org>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
imx_3.10.17_1.0.0_ga
Pablo Neira Ayuso 12 years ago
committed by David S. Miller
parent
commit
ff491a7334
9 changed files with 28 additions and 48 deletions
  1. +1
    -5
      drivers/acpi/event.c
  2. +4
    -12
      drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_fc.c
  3. +2
    -10
      drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_iscsi.c
  4. +4
    -1
      drivers/video/uvesafb.c
  5. +1
    -4
      fs/dquot.c
  6. +3
    -0
      lib/kobject_uevent.c
  7. +6
    -2
      net/netlink/af_netlink.c
  8. +3
    -6
      net/wimax/op-msg.c
  9. +4
    -8
      net/wimax/stack.c

+ 1
- 5
drivers/acpi/event.c View File

@ -235,11 +235,7 @@ int acpi_bus_generate_netlink_event(const char *device_class,
return result;
}
result =
genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, acpi_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_ATOMIC);
if (result)
ACPI_DEBUG_PRINT((ACPI_DB_INFO,
"Failed to send a Genetlink message!\n"));
genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, acpi_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_ATOMIC);
return 0;
}


+ 4
- 12
drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_fc.c View File

@ -533,12 +533,8 @@ fc_host_post_event(struct Scsi_Host *shost, u32 event_number,
event->event_code = event_code;
event->event_data = event_data;
err = nlmsg_multicast(scsi_nl_sock, skb, 0, SCSI_NL_GRP_FC_EVENTS,
GFP_KERNEL);
if (err && (err != -ESRCH)) /* filter no recipient errors */
/* nlmsg_multicast already kfree_skb'd */
goto send_fail;
nlmsg_multicast(scsi_nl_sock, skb, 0, SCSI_NL_GRP_FC_EVENTS,
GFP_KERNEL);
return;
send_fail_skb:
@ -607,12 +603,8 @@ fc_host_post_vendor_event(struct Scsi_Host *shost, u32 event_number,
event->event_code = FCH_EVT_VENDOR_UNIQUE;
memcpy(&event->event_data, data_buf, data_len);
err = nlmsg_multicast(scsi_nl_sock, skb, 0, SCSI_NL_GRP_FC_EVENTS,
GFP_KERNEL);
if (err && (err != -ESRCH)) /* filter no recipient errors */
/* nlmsg_multicast already kfree_skb'd */
goto send_vendor_fail;
nlmsg_multicast(scsi_nl_sock, skb, 0, SCSI_NL_GRP_FC_EVENTS,
GFP_KERNEL);
return;
send_vendor_fail_skb:


+ 2
- 10
drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_iscsi.c View File

@ -966,15 +966,7 @@ iscsi_if_transport_lookup(struct iscsi_transport *tt)
static int
iscsi_broadcast_skb(struct sk_buff *skb, gfp_t gfp)
{
int rc;
rc = netlink_broadcast(nls, skb, 0, 1, gfp);
if (rc < 0) {
printk(KERN_ERR "iscsi: can not broadcast skb (%d)\n", rc);
return rc;
}
return 0;
return netlink_broadcast(nls, skb, 0, 1, gfp);
}
static int
@ -1207,7 +1199,7 @@ int iscsi_session_event(struct iscsi_cls_session *session,
* the user and when the daemon is restarted it will handle it
*/
rc = iscsi_broadcast_skb(skb, GFP_KERNEL);
if (rc < 0)
if (rc == -ESRCH)
iscsi_cls_session_printk(KERN_ERR, session,
"Cannot notify userspace of session "
"event %u. Check iscsi daemon\n",


+ 4
- 1
drivers/video/uvesafb.c View File

@ -204,8 +204,11 @@ static int uvesafb_exec(struct uvesafb_ktask *task)
} else {
v86d_started = 1;
err = cn_netlink_send(m, 0, gfp_any());
if (err == -ENOBUFS)
err = 0;
}
}
} else if (err == -ENOBUFS)
err = 0;
if (!err && !(task->t.flags & TF_EXIT))
err = !wait_for_completion_timeout(task->done,


+ 1
- 4
fs/dquot.c View File

@ -1057,10 +1057,7 @@ static void send_warning(const struct dquot *dquot, const char warntype)
goto attr_err_out;
genlmsg_end(skb, msg_head);
ret = genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, quota_genl_family.id, GFP_NOFS);
if (ret < 0 && ret != -ESRCH)
printk(KERN_ERR
"VFS: Failed to send notification message: %d\n", ret);
genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, quota_genl_family.id, GFP_NOFS);
return;
attr_err_out:
printk(KERN_ERR "VFS: Not enough space to compose quota message!\n");


+ 3
- 0
lib/kobject_uevent.c View File

@ -227,6 +227,9 @@ int kobject_uevent_env(struct kobject *kobj, enum kobject_action action,
NETLINK_CB(skb).dst_group = 1;
retval = netlink_broadcast(uevent_sock, skb, 0, 1,
GFP_KERNEL);
/* ENOBUFS should be handled in userspace */
if (retval == -ENOBUFS)
retval = 0;
} else
retval = -ENOMEM;
}


+ 6
- 2
net/netlink/af_netlink.c View File

@ -950,6 +950,7 @@ struct netlink_broadcast_data {
u32 pid;
u32 group;
int failure;
int delivery_failure;
int congested;
int delivered;
gfp_t allocation;
@ -999,6 +1000,7 @@ static inline int do_one_broadcast(struct sock *sk,
p->skb2 = NULL;
} else if ((val = netlink_broadcast_deliver(sk, p->skb2)) < 0) {
netlink_overrun(sk);
p->delivery_failure = 1;
} else {
p->congested |= val;
p->delivered = 1;
@ -1025,6 +1027,7 @@ int netlink_broadcast(struct sock *ssk, struct sk_buff *skb, u32 pid,
info.pid = pid;
info.group = group;
info.failure = 0;
info.delivery_failure = 0;
info.congested = 0;
info.delivered = 0;
info.allocation = allocation;
@ -1045,13 +1048,14 @@ int netlink_broadcast(struct sock *ssk, struct sk_buff *skb, u32 pid,
if (info.skb2)
kfree_skb(info.skb2);
if (info.delivery_failure || info.failure)
return -ENOBUFS;
if (info.delivered) {
if (info.congested && (allocation & __GFP_WAIT))
yield();
return 0;
}
if (info.failure)
return -ENOBUFS;
return -ESRCH;
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(netlink_broadcast);


+ 3
- 6
net/wimax/op-msg.c View File

@ -258,7 +258,6 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(wimax_msg_len);
*/
int wimax_msg_send(struct wimax_dev *wimax_dev, struct sk_buff *skb)
{
int result;
struct device *dev = wimax_dev->net_dev->dev.parent;
void *msg = skb->data;
size_t size = skb->len;
@ -266,11 +265,9 @@ int wimax_msg_send(struct wimax_dev *wimax_dev, struct sk_buff *skb)
d_printf(1, dev, "CTX: wimax msg, %zu bytes\n", size);
d_dump(2, dev, msg, size);
result = genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, wimax_gnl_mcg.id, GFP_KERNEL);
d_printf(1, dev, "CTX: genl multicast result %d\n", result);
if (result == -ESRCH) /* Nobody connected, ignore it */
result = 0; /* btw, the skb is freed already */
return result;
genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, wimax_gnl_mcg.id, GFP_KERNEL);
d_printf(1, dev, "CTX: genl multicast done\n");
return 0;
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(wimax_msg_send);


+ 4
- 8
net/wimax/stack.c View File

@ -163,16 +163,12 @@ int wimax_gnl_re_state_change_send(
struct device *dev = wimax_dev_to_dev(wimax_dev);
d_fnstart(3, dev, "(wimax_dev %p report_skb %p)\n",
wimax_dev, report_skb);
if (report_skb == NULL)
if (report_skb == NULL) {
result = -ENOMEM;
goto out;
genlmsg_end(report_skb, header);
result = genlmsg_multicast(report_skb, 0, wimax_gnl_mcg.id, GFP_KERNEL);
if (result == -ESRCH) /* Nobody connected, ignore it */
result = 0; /* btw, the skb is freed already */
if (result < 0) {
dev_err(dev, "RE_STCH: Error sending: %d\n", result);
nlmsg_free(report_skb);
}
genlmsg_end(report_skb, header);
genlmsg_multicast(report_skb, 0, wimax_gnl_mcg.id, GFP_KERNEL);
out:
d_fnend(3, dev, "(wimax_dev %p report_skb %p) = %d\n",
wimax_dev, report_skb, result);


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