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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] ice: Fix race condition during interface enslave
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On 3/10/2022 1:59 PM, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Mar 2022 18:16:41 +0100 Ivan Vecera wrote:
>> Commit 5dbbbd01cbba83 ("ice: Avoid RTNL lock when re-creating
>> auxiliary device") changes a process of re-creation of aux device
>> so ice_plug_aux_dev() is called from ice_service_task() context.
>> This unfortunately opens a race window that can result in dead-lock
>> when interface has left LAG and immediately enters LAG again.
>>
>> Reproducer:
>> ```
>> #!/bin/sh
>>
>> ip link add lag0 type bond mode 1 miimon 100
>> ip link set lag0
>>
>> for n in {1..10}; do
>> echo Cycle: $n
>> ip link set ens7f0 master lag0
>> sleep 1
>> ip link set ens7f0 nomaster
>> done
> What's the priority on this one? The loop max of 10 seems a little
> worrying.
>
> Tony, Jesse, is it important enough to push into 5.17 or do you prefer
> to take it via the normal path and do full QA? The blamed patch come
> in to 5.17-rc it seems.

Hi Jakub,

Yea, it'd be preferred to make it into 5.17. Feel free to take it directly.

Thanks,

Tony

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