Re: [PATCH] sctp: Make "Invalid Stream Identifier" ERROR followsSACK when bundling

From: Neil Horman
Date: Mon Jul 23 2012 - 08:14:34 EST

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 10:30:34AM +0800, xufeng zhang wrote:
> On 07/23/2012 08:49 AM, Neil Horman wrote:
> >
> >Not sure I understand how you came into this error. If we get an invalid
> >stream, we issue an SCTP_REPORT_TSN side effect, followed by an SCTP_CMD_REPLY
> >which sends the error chunk. The reply goes through
> >sctp_outq_tail->sctp_outq_chunk->sctp_outq_transmit_chunk->sctp_outq_append_chunk.
> >That last function checks to see if a sack is already part of the packet, and if
> >there isn't one, appends one, using the updated tsn map.
> Yes, you are right, but consider the invalid stream identifier's
> DATA chunk is the first
> DATA chunk in the association which will need SACK immediately.
> Here is what I thought of the scenario:
> sctp_sf_eat_data_6_2()
> -->sctp_eat_data()
> -->sctp_make_op_error()
> -->sctp_add_cmd_sf(commands, SCTP_CMD_REPLY, SCTP_CHUNK(err))
> -->sctp_outq_tail() /* First enqueue ERROR chunk */
> -->sctp_add_cmd_sf(commands, SCTP_CMD_GEN_SACK, SCTP_FORCE())
> -->sctp_gen_sack()
> -->sctp_make_sack()
> -->sctp_add_cmd_sf(commands, SCTP_CMD_REPLY,
> SCTP_CHUNK(sack))
> -->sctp_outq_tail() /* Then enqueue SACK chunk */
> So SACK chunk is enqueued after ERROR chunk.
Ah, I see. Since the ERROR and SACK chunks are both control chunks, and since
we explicitly add the SACK to the control queue instead of going through the
bundle path in sctp_packet_append_chunk the ordering gets wrong.

Ok, so the problem makes sense. I think the soultion could be alot easier
though. IIRC SACK chunks always live at the head of a packet, so why not just
special case it in sctp_outq_tail? I.e. instead of doing a list_add_tail, in
the else clause of sctp_outq_tail check the chunk_hdr->type to see if its
SCTP_CID_SACK. If it is, use list_add_head rather than list_add_tail. I think
that will fix up both the COOKIE_ECHO and ESTABLISHED cases, won't it? And then
you won't have keep track of extra state in the packet configuration.


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