Re: [PATCH net v2] virtio/vsock: fix leaks due to missing skb owner

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On Tue, Mar 28, 2023 at 04:29:09PM +0000, Bobby Eshleman wrote:
This patch sets the skb owner in the recv and send path for virtio.

For the send path, this solves the leak caused when
virtio_transport_purge_skbs() finds skb->sk is always NULL and therefore
never matches it with the current socket. Setting the owner upon
allocation fixes this.

For the recv path, this ensures correctness of accounting and also
correct transfer of ownership in vsock_loopback (when skbs are sent from
one socket and received by another).

Fixes: 71dc9ec9ac7d ("virtio/vsock: replace virtio_vsock_pkt with sk_buff")
Signed-off-by: Bobby Eshleman <bobby.eshleman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@xxxxxxxxx>
Changes in v2:
- virtio/vsock: add skb_set_owner_r to recv_pkt()
- Link to v1:
net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport_common.c | 5 +++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport_common.c b/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport_common.c
index 957cdc01c8e8..900e5dca05f5 100644
--- a/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport_common.c
+++ b/net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport_common.c
@@ -94,6 +94,9 @@ virtio_transport_alloc_skb(struct virtio_vsock_pkt_info *info,

+	if (info->vsk)
+		skb_set_owner_w(skb, sk_vsock(info->vsk));
	return skb;

@@ -1294,6 +1297,8 @@ void virtio_transport_recv_pkt(struct virtio_transport *t,
		goto free_pkt;

+	skb_set_owner_r(skb, sk);
	vsk = vsock_sk(sk);


Can you explain why we are using skb_set_owner_w/skb_set_owner_r?

I'm a little concerned about 2 things:
- skb_set_owner_r() documentation says: "Stream and sequenced
  protocols can't normally use this as they need to fit buffers in
  and play with them."
- they increment sk_wmem_alloc and sk_rmem_alloc that we never used

For the long run, I think we should manage memory better, and using
socket accounting makes sense to me, but since we now have a different
system (which we have been carrying around since the introduction of
vsock), I think this change is a bit risky, especially as a fix.

So my suggestion is to use skb_set_owner_sk_safe() for now, unless I
missed something about why to use skb_set_owner_w/skb_set_owner_r.


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