[PATCH mptcp-next] mptcp: do not wait for bare sockets' timeout

Paolo Abeni posted 1 patch 1 year ago
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Maintainers: Matthieu Baerts <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net>, "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>, Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>, Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>, Paolo Abeni <pabeni@redhat.com>, Davide Caratti <dcaratti@redhat.com>
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net/mptcp/protocol.c | 9 +++++++++
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)
[PATCH mptcp-next] mptcp: do not wait for bare sockets' timeout
Posted by Paolo Abeni 1 year ago
If the peer closes all the existing subflows for a given
mptcp socket and later the application closes it, the current
implementation let it survive until the timewait timeout expires.

While the above is allowed by the protocol specification it
consumes resources for almost no reason and additionally
causes sporadic self-tests failures.

Let's move the mptcp socket to the TCP_CLOSE state when there are
no alive subflows at close time, so that the allocated resources
will be freed immediately.

Signed-off-by: Paolo Abeni <pabeni@redhat.com>
--
this could land either on -net or net-next, as it introduces
a change of behavior that "fixes" self-tests.

The fix tag would be:

Fixes: e16163b6e2b7 ("mptcp: refactor shutdown and close")
---
 net/mptcp/protocol.c | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/mptcp/protocol.c b/net/mptcp/protocol.c
index 003b44a79fce..43f53fd20364 100644
--- a/net/mptcp/protocol.c
+++ b/net/mptcp/protocol.c
@@ -2954,6 +2954,7 @@ bool __mptcp_close(struct sock *sk, long timeout)
 	struct mptcp_subflow_context *subflow;
 	struct mptcp_sock *msk = mptcp_sk(sk);
 	bool do_cancel_work = false;
+	int subflows_alive = 0;
 
 	sk->sk_shutdown = SHUTDOWN_MASK;
 
@@ -2980,6 +2981,8 @@ bool __mptcp_close(struct sock *sk, long timeout)
 		struct sock *ssk = mptcp_subflow_tcp_sock(subflow);
 		bool slow = lock_sock_fast_nested(ssk);
 
+		subflows_alive += ssk->sk_state != TCP_CLOSE;
+
 		/* since the close timeout takes precedence on the fail one,
 		 * cancel the latter
 		 */
@@ -2995,6 +2998,12 @@ bool __mptcp_close(struct sock *sk, long timeout)
 	}
 	sock_orphan(sk);
 
+	/* all the subflows are closed, only timeout can change the msk
+	 * state, let's not keep resources busy for no reasons
+	 */
+	if (subflows_alive == 0)
+		inet_sk_state_store(sk, TCP_CLOSE);
+
 	sock_hold(sk);
 	pr_debug("msk=%p state=%d", sk, sk->sk_state);
 	if (msk->token)
-- 
2.39.1
Re: [PATCH mptcp-next] mptcp: do not wait for bare sockets' timeout
Posted by Matthieu Baerts 1 year ago
Hi Paolo,

On 26/01/2023 16:44, Paolo Abeni wrote:
> If the peer closes all the existing subflows for a given
> mptcp socket and later the application closes it, the current
> implementation let it survive until the timewait timeout expires.

Thank you for having looked at that and provided a solution!

> While the above is allowed by the protocol specification it
> consumes resources for almost no reason and additionally
> causes sporadic self-tests failures.

I guess if we are in __mptcp_close(), there is no reason to keep the
MPTCP socket alive if there is no more subflows: if there are new
subflows requests coming, they will not be accepted, right?

When the last subflow is closed without MPTCP DATA FIN, it might be good
to keep the MPTCP socket alive for a bit longer before closing the
socket to let the client joining from another network
(make-before-break?). (this should be controllable from the userspace
but that's another topic)

> Let's move the mptcp socket to the TCP_CLOSE state when there are
> no alive subflows at close time, so that the allocated resources
> will be freed immediately.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Paolo Abeni <pabeni@redhat.com>
> --
> this could land either on -net or net-next, as it introduces
> a change of behavior that "fixes" self-tests.
> 
> The fix tag would be:
> 
> Fixes: e16163b6e2b7 ("mptcp: refactor shutdown and close")

If I understand properly, this doesn't break any 'make-before-break'
feature but it clean resources quicker while there was no reason to
wait, right? In this case it makes sense to target the -net tree.

Cheers,
Matt
-- 
Tessares | Belgium | Hybrid Access Solutions
www.tessares.net
Re: [PATCH mptcp-next] mptcp: do not wait for bare sockets' timeout
Posted by Paolo Abeni 1 year ago
On Thu, 2023-01-26 at 18:22 +0100, Matthieu Baerts wrote:
> Hi Paolo,
> 
> On 26/01/2023 16:44, Paolo Abeni wrote:
> > If the peer closes all the existing subflows for a given
> > mptcp socket and later the application closes it, the current
> > implementation let it survive until the timewait timeout expires.
> 
> Thank you for having looked at that and provided a solution!
> 
> > While the above is allowed by the protocol specification it
> > consumes resources for almost no reason and additionally
> > causes sporadic self-tests failures.
> 
> I guess if we are in __mptcp_close(), there is no reason to keep the
> MPTCP socket alive if there is no more subflows: if there are new
> subflows requests coming, they will not be accepted, right?

Correct, as both passive and active subflow creation checks
mptcp_is_fully_established(sk), which in turn always returns false
after close() -> msk is not in ESTABLISHED status.
> 
> When the last subflow is closed without MPTCP DATA FIN, it might be good
> to keep the MPTCP socket alive for a bit longer before closing the
> socket to let the client joining from another network
> (make-before-break?).

yes, and we do that. Even with no subflow alive, the msk is closed only
_after_ the close(). Otherwise it stay happily around and the msk
socket status is not affected at all.

> (this should be controllable from the userspace
> but that's another topic)
> 
> > Let's move the mptcp socket to the TCP_CLOSE state when there are
> > no alive subflows at close time, so that the allocated resources
> > will be freed immediately.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Paolo Abeni <pabeni@redhat.com>
> > --
> > this could land either on -net or net-next, as it introduces
> > a change of behavior that "fixes" self-tests.
> > 
> > The fix tag would be:
> > 
> > Fixes: e16163b6e2b7 ("mptcp: refactor shutdown and close")
> 
> If I understand properly, this doesn't break any 'make-before-break'
> feature but it clean resources quicker while there was no reason to
> wait, right? In this case it makes sense to target the -net tree.

I'm ok with the above.

Thanks for the review,

Paolo
Re: [PATCH mptcp-next] mptcp: do not wait for bare sockets' timeout
Posted by Matthieu Baerts 1 year ago
Hi Paolo,

On 26/01/2023 18:36, Paolo Abeni wrote:
> On Thu, 2023-01-26 at 18:22 +0100, Matthieu Baerts wrote:
>> Hi Paolo,
>>
>> On 26/01/2023 16:44, Paolo Abeni wrote:
>>> If the peer closes all the existing subflows for a given
>>> mptcp socket and later the application closes it, the current
>>> implementation let it survive until the timewait timeout expires.
>>
>> Thank you for having looked at that and provided a solution!
>>
>>> While the above is allowed by the protocol specification it
>>> consumes resources for almost no reason and additionally
>>> causes sporadic self-tests failures.
>>
>> I guess if we are in __mptcp_close(), there is no reason to keep the
>> MPTCP socket alive if there is no more subflows: if there are new
>> subflows requests coming, they will not be accepted, right?
> 
> Correct, as both passive and active subflow creation checks
> mptcp_is_fully_established(sk), which in turn always returns false
> after close() -> msk is not in ESTABLISHED status.

Thank you for the confirmation!

Then it looks good to me!

Reviewed-by: Matthieu Baerts <matthieu.baerts@tessares.net>

>> When the last subflow is closed without MPTCP DATA FIN, it might be good
>> to keep the MPTCP socket alive for a bit longer before closing the
>> socket to let the client joining from another network
>> (make-before-break?).
> 
> yes, and we do that. Even with no subflow alive, the msk is closed only
> _after_ the close(). Otherwise it stay happily around and the msk
> socket status is not affected at all.

I missed that part, thank you!
(and now I remembered we already discussed about that, sorry)

>> (this should be controllable from the userspace
>> but that's another topic)
>>
>>> Let's move the mptcp socket to the TCP_CLOSE state when there are
>>> no alive subflows at close time, so that the allocated resources
>>> will be freed immediately.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Paolo Abeni <pabeni@redhat.com>
>>> --
>>> this could land either on -net or net-next, as it introduces
>>> a change of behavior that "fixes" self-tests.
>>>
>>> The fix tag would be:
>>>
>>> Fixes: e16163b6e2b7 ("mptcp: refactor shutdown and close")
>>
>> If I understand properly, this doesn't break any 'make-before-break'
>> feature but it clean resources quicker while there was no reason to
>> wait, right? In this case it makes sense to target the -net tree.
> 
> I'm ok with the above.

Good, just applied in our tree (fixes for -net) with my RvB and the
Fixes tags:

New patches for t/upstream-net:
- fca3ab68ee5a: mptcp: do not wait for bare sockets' timeout
- Results: 03f3f3e2e0ae..c32eb8d771ff (export-net)
- Results: e34b063a59ec..302a589ae88a (export)

Tests are now in progress:

https://cirrus-ci.com/github/multipath-tcp/mptcp_net-next/export-net/20230126T175912
https://cirrus-ci.com/github/multipath-tcp/mptcp_net-next/export/20230126T175912

Cheers,
Matt
-- 
Tessares | Belgium | Hybrid Access Solutions
www.tessares.net