On 06/17/16 06:53, Gleb Smirnoff wrote:

  At Netflix we are observing a race in TCP timers with head.
The problem is a regression, that doesn't happen on stable/10.
The panic usually happens after several hours at 55 Gbit/s of

What happens is that tcp_timer_keep finds t_tcpcb being
NULL. Some coredumps have tcpcb already initialized,
with non-NULL t_tcpcb and in TCPS_ESTABLISHED state. Which
means that other CPU was working on the tcpcb while
the faulted one was working on the panic. So, this all looks
like a use after free, which conflicts with new allocation.

Comparing stable/10 and head, I see two changes that could
affect that:

- callout_async_drain
- switch to READ lock for inp info in tcp timers

That's why you are in To, Julien and Hans :)

We continue investigating, and I will keep you updated.
However, any help is welcome. I can share cores.


I do have projects/hps_head around, which is not that much behind 11-current, which has a completely different callout implementation. If you can reproduce the issue separately might we worth a try to rule out the callout stack.

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