1. 14 Feb, 2013 1 commit
  2. 08 Feb, 2013 1 commit
    • Ian Campbell's avatar
      xen/netback: shutdown the ring if it contains garbage. · 48856286
      Ian Campbell authored
      A buggy or malicious frontend should not be able to confuse netback.
      If we spot anything which is not as it should be then shutdown the
      device and don't try to continue with the ring in a potentially
      hostile state. Well behaved and non-hostile frontends will not be
      As well as making the existing checks for such errors fatal also add a
      new check that ensures that there isn't an insane number of requests
      on the ring (i.e. more than would fit in the ring). If the ring
      contains garbage then previously is was possible to loop over this
      insane number, getting an error each time and therefore not generating
      any more pending requests and therefore not exiting the loop in
      xen_netbk_tx_build_gops for an externded period.
      Also turn various netdev_dbg calls which no precipitate a fatal error
      into netdev_err, they are rate limited because the device is shutdown
      This fixes at least one known DoS/softlockup of the backend domain.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIan Campbell <ian.campbell@citrix.com>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarKonrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
      Acked-by: default avatarJan Beulich <JBeulich@suse.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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    • Ian Campbell's avatar
      xen network backend driver · f942dc25
      Ian Campbell authored
      netback is the host side counterpart to the frontend driver in
      drivers/net/xen-netfront.c. The PV protocol is also implemented by
      frontend drivers in other OSes too, such as the BSDs and even Windows.
      The patch is based on the driver from the xen.git pvops kernel tree but
      has been put through the checkpatch.pl wringer plus several manual
      cleanup passes and review iterations. The driver has been moved from
      drivers/xen/netback to drivers/net/xen-netback.
      One major change from xen.git is that the guest transmit path (i.e. what
      looks like receive to netback) has been significantly reworked to remove
      the dependency on the out of tree PageForeign page flag (a core kernel
      patch which enables a per page destructor callback on the final
      put_page). This page flag was used in order to implement a grant map
      based transmit path (where guest pages are mapped directly into SKB
      frags). Instead this version of netback uses grant copy operations into
      regular memory belonging to the backend domain. Reinstating the grant
      map functionality is something which I would like to revisit in the
      Note that this driver depends on 2e820f58 "xen/irq: implement
      bind_interdomain_evtchn_to_irqhandler for backend drivers" which is in
      linux next via the "xen-two" tree and is intended for the 2.6.39 merge
      this branch has only that single commit since 2.6.38-rc2 and is safe for
      cross merging into the net branch.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIan Campbell <ian.campbell@citrix.com>
      Reviewed-by: default avatarBen Hutchings <bhutchings@solarflare.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>