[Bridge] [net-next PATCH] net: bridge: fix for bridging 802.1Q without REORDER_HDR

Vlad Yasevich vyasevich at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 15:11:53 UTC 2015


On 09/14/2015 04:06 PM, Phil Sutter wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 02:21:10PM -0400, Vlad Yasevich wrote:
>> On 09/11/2015 04:20 PM, Phil Sutter wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 12:24:45PM -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 11 Sep 2015 21:22:03 +0200
>>>> Phil Sutter <phil at nwl.cc> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> When forwarding packets from an 802.1Q interface with REORDER_HDR set to
>>>>> zero, the VLAN header previously inserted by vlan_do_receive() needs to
>>>>> be stripped from the packet and the mac_header adjustment undone,
>>>>> otherwise a tagged frame with first four bytes missing will be
>>>>> transmitted.
>>>>>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Phil Sutter <phil at nwl.cc>
>>>>> ---
>>>>>  net/bridge/br_input.c | 10 ++++++++++
>>>>>  1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/net/bridge/br_input.c b/net/bridge/br_input.c
>>>>> index f921a5d..e4e3fc7 100644
>>>>> --- a/net/bridge/br_input.c
>>>>> +++ b/net/bridge/br_input.c
>>>>> @@ -288,6 +288,16 @@ rx_handler_result_t br_handle_frame(struct sk_buff **pskb)
>>>>>  	}
>>>>>  
>>>>>  forward:
>>>>> +	if (is_vlan_dev(skb->dev) &&
>>>>> +	    !(vlan_dev_priv(skb->dev)->flags & VLAN_FLAG_REORDER_HDR)) {
>>>>> +		unsigned int offset = skb->data - skb_mac_header(skb);
>>>>> +
>>>>> +		skb_push(skb, offset);
>>>>> +		memmove(skb->data + VLAN_HLEN, skb->data, 2 * ETH_ALEN);
>>>>> +		skb->mac_header += VLAN_HLEN;
>>>>> +		skb_pull(skb, offset);
>>>>> +		skb_reset_mac_len(skb);
>>>>> +	}
>>>>>  	switch (p->state) {
>>>>>  	case BR_STATE_FORWARDING:
>>>>>  		rhook = rcu_dereference(br_should_route_hook);
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for finding this. Is this a new thing or has it always been there?
>>>
>>> Sorry, I didn't check if this is a regression or not. Seen initially
>>> with RHEL7's kernel-3.10.0-229.7.2, which due to the massive backporting
>>> is by far not as old as it might seem. But it's surely not a brand new
>>> problem of net-next or so.
>>>
>>> Since nowadays no sane mind touches REORDER_HDR (there was originally a
>>> bug in NetworkManager which defaulted this to 0), it may very well be
>>> there for a long time already.
>>>
>>>> Sorry, this looks so special case it doesn't seem like a good idea.
>>>> Something is broken in VLAN handling if this is required.
>>>
>>> It is so ugly, I wish I had found a better way to fix the problem. Well,
>>> maybe I miss something:
>>>
>>> - packet enters __netif_receive_skb_core():
>>>   - skb->protocol is set to ETH_P_8021Q, so:
>>>     - packet is untagged
>>>     - skb->vlan_tci set
>>>     - skb->protocol set to 'real' protocol
>>>   - skb_vlan_tag_present(skb) == true, so:
>>>     - vlan_do_receive() is called:
>>>       - tags the packet again
>>>       - zeroes vlan_tci
>>>     - goto another_round
>>> - __netif_receive_skb_core(), round 2:
>>>   - skb->protocol is not ETH_P_8021Q -> no untagging
>>>   - skb_vlan_tag_present(skb) == false -> no vlan_do_receive()
>>>   - rx_handler handler (== br_handle_frame) is called
>>>
>>> IMO the root of all evil is the existence of REORDER_HDR itself. It
>>> causes an skb which should have been untagged to being passed along with
>>> VLAN header present and code dealing with it needs to clean up the mess.
>>
>> So the problem here appears the be the code the in br_dev_queue_push_xmit().
>> It assumes that MAC_HLEN worth of data has been removed from the skb,
>> which is normal in case of normal VLAN processing.  However, without
>> REORDER_HEADER set this is no longer the case.  In this case, the ethernet
>> header is shifted 4 bytes, and when we push the it back we miss the 4 bytes
>> of the destination mac address...
> 
> Please note that vlan_do_receive() also inserts the VLAN header in
> between ethernet header and IP header, therefore:
> 
>> I wonder if it would be safe to just use skb->mac_len.
> 
> Given this works, the bridge would still forward a tagged frame which
> should have been untagged in the first place.
> 
> I just wondered where this added VLAN header is dropped if the interface
> does not belong to a bridge, but then realized that further packet
> processing simply ignores the ethernet header (and everything following
> it). So unless I forget something, this should indeed be a
> bridge-specific problem.
> 

Looks like macvtap is also susceptible to this problem.  It seems to be a bad
idea to allow any upper device configuration on top of a REORDER_HDR=0 vlan.
It is also not enough to just check is_vlan_dev(skb->dev) because vlan may be at
lower in the device stack.

-vlad




> Cheers, Phil
> 



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