Re: [PATCH 1/1] Per socket value for max datagram queue length

From: Hannes Frederic Sowa
Date: Wed Jan 22 2014 - 10:32:59 EST

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 04:20:36PM +0100, Hannes Frederic Sowa wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 07:11:20AM -0800, Dan Ballard wrote:
> > diff --git a/net/core/sock.c b/net/core/sock.c
> > index 5393b4b..1ff69d1 100644
> > --- a/net/core/sock.c
> > +++ b/net/core/sock.c
> > @@ -915,6 +915,10 @@ set_rcvbuf:
> > sk->sk_max_pacing_rate);
> > break;
> >
> > + case SO_MAX_DGRAM_QLEN:
> > + sk->sk_max_ack_backlog = val;
> > + break;
> > +
> Shouldn't the backlog be capped for unprivileged users to some configurable
> value? I even think that max_dgram_qlen should be the upper bound.
> I guess it is not that serious as socket read accounting does account all
> packets which sit in the backlog queue.

Just a follow-up:

sk_max_ack_backlog is also responsible for limiting the af_unix
dgram queues. Currently there is no socket accounting for the read
side of those unix dgram sockets. I tried to fix this once here,, but until that is done we
depend on max_dgram_qlen to limit those queues at all.

I hope I can get back to this patch anytime soon, as it solves the problem
that a bidirectional protocol ping-ponging with a dgram server socket
and not fetching its messages from the backlog queue can bring a server
to halt because it doesn't have any send space on the socket anymore.



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