Commit bcecb4bb authored by John Fastabend's avatar John Fastabend Committed by David S. Miller
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net: ptr_ring: otherwise safe empty checks can overrun array bounds

When running consumer and/or producer operations and empty checks in
parallel its possible to have the empty check run past the end of the
array. The scenario occurs when an empty check is run while
__ptr_ring_discard_one() is in progress. Specifically after the
consumer_head is incremented but before (consumer_head >= ring_size)
check is made and the consumer head is zeroe'd.

To resolve this, without having to rework how consumer/producer ops
work on the array, simply add an extra dummy slot to the end of the
array. Even if we did a rework to avoid the extra slot it looks
like the normal case checks would suffer some so best to just
allocate an extra pointer.
Reported-by: default avatarJakub Kicinski <>
Fixes: c5ad119f

 ("net: sched: pfifo_fast use skb_array")
Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn Fastabend <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 6bb88247
......@@ -447,7 +447,12 @@ static inline int ptr_ring_consume_batched_bh(struct ptr_ring *r,
static inline void **__ptr_ring_init_queue_alloc(unsigned int size, gfp_t gfp)
return kcalloc(size, sizeof(void *), gfp);
/* Allocate an extra dummy element at end of ring to avoid consumer head
* or produce head access past the end of the array. Possible when
* producer/consumer operations and __ptr_ring_peek operations run in
* parallel.
return kcalloc(size + 1, sizeof(void *), gfp);
static inline void __ptr_ring_set_size(struct ptr_ring *r, int size)
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