Commit 765cdc20 authored by Eric Dumazet's avatar Eric Dumazet Committed by David S. Miller
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tun: remove ndo_poll_controller

As diagnosed by Song Liu, ndo_poll_controller() can
be very dangerous on loaded hosts, since the cpu
calling ndo_poll_controller() might steal all NAPI
contexts (for all RX/TX queues of the NIC). This capture
can last for unlimited amount of time, since one
cpu is generally not able to drain all the queues under load.

tun uses NAPI for TX completions, so we better let core
networking stack call the napi->poll() to avoid the capture.

Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Dumazet <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 0825ce70
......@@ -1153,43 +1153,6 @@ static netdev_features_t tun_net_fix_features(struct net_device *dev,
return (features & tun->set_features) | (features & ~TUN_USER_FEATURES);
static void tun_poll_controller(struct net_device *dev)
* Tun only receives frames when:
* 1) the char device endpoint gets data from user space
* 2) the tun socket gets a sendmsg call from user space
* If NAPI is not enabled, since both of those are synchronous
* operations, we are guaranteed never to have pending data when we poll
* for it so there is nothing to do here but return.
* We need this though so netpoll recognizes us as an interface that
* supports polling, which enables bridge devices in virt setups to
* still use netconsole
* If NAPI is enabled, however, we need to schedule polling for all
* queues unless we are using napi_gro_frags(), which we call in
* process context and not in NAPI context.
struct tun_struct *tun = netdev_priv(dev);
if (tun->flags & IFF_NAPI) {
struct tun_file *tfile;
int i;
if (tun_napi_frags_enabled(tun))
for (i = 0; i < tun->numqueues; i++) {
tfile = rcu_dereference(tun->tfiles[i]);
if (tfile->napi_enabled)
static void tun_set_headroom(struct net_device *dev, int new_hr)
......@@ -1283,9 +1246,6 @@ static const struct net_device_ops tun_netdev_ops = {
.ndo_start_xmit = tun_net_xmit,
.ndo_fix_features = tun_net_fix_features,
.ndo_select_queue = tun_select_queue,
.ndo_poll_controller = tun_poll_controller,
.ndo_set_rx_headroom = tun_set_headroom,
.ndo_get_stats64 = tun_net_get_stats64,
......@@ -1365,9 +1325,6 @@ static const struct net_device_ops tap_netdev_ops = {
.ndo_set_mac_address = eth_mac_addr,
.ndo_validate_addr = eth_validate_addr,
.ndo_select_queue = tun_select_queue,
.ndo_poll_controller = tun_poll_controller,
.ndo_features_check = passthru_features_check,
.ndo_set_rx_headroom = tun_set_headroom,
.ndo_get_stats64 = tun_net_get_stats64,
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