On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 09:03:40PM +0200, Jesper Dangaard Brouer wrote:
> Hi Brenden,
> I've discovered a bug with XDP_TX recycling of pages in the mlx4 driver.
> If I increase the number of RX and TX queues/channels via ethtool cmd:
>  ethtool -L mlx4p1 rx 10 tx 10
> Then when running the xdp2 program, which does XDP_TX, the kernel will
> crash with page errors, because the page refcnt goes to zero or even
> minus.  I've noticed pages delivered to mlx4_en_rx_recycle() can have
> a page refcnt of zero, which is wrong, they should always have 1 (for
> XDP).
> Debugging it further, I find that this can happen when mlx4_en_rx_recycle()
> is called from mlx4_en_recycle_tx_desc().  This is the TX cleanup function,
> associated with TX ring queues used for XDP_TX only. No others than the
> XDP_TX action should be able to place packets into these TX rings
> which call mlx4_en_recycle_tx_desc().

Sounds pretty straightforward, let me look into it.
> Do you have any idea of what could be going wrong in this case?
> -- 
> Best regards,
>   Jesper Dangaard Brouer
>   MSc.CS, Principal Kernel Engineer at Red Hat
>   Author of http://www.iptv-analyzer.org
>   LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/brouer

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