Commit 5d5c293a authored by Vineeth Remanan Pillai's avatar Vineeth Remanan Pillai Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman
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xen-netfront: Fix Rx stall during network stress and OOM

[ Upstream commit 90c311b0


During an OOM scenario, request slots could not be created as skb
allocation fails. So the netback cannot pass in packets and netfront
wrongly assumes that there is no more work to be done and it disables
polling. This causes Rx to stall.

The issue is with the retry logic which schedules the timer if the
created slots are less than NET_RX_SLOTS_MIN. The count of new request
slots to be pushed are calculated as a difference between new req_prod
and rsp_cons which could be more than the actual slots, if there are
unconsumed responses.

The fix is to calculate the count of newly created slots as the
difference between new req_prod and old req_prod.
Signed-off-by: default avatarVineeth Remanan Pillai <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarJuergen Gross <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSasha Levin <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <>
parent 72191c7d
......@@ -321,7 +321,7 @@ static void xennet_alloc_rx_buffers(struct netfront_queue *queue)
queue->rx.req_prod_pvt = req_prod;
/* Not enough requests? Try again later. */
if (req_prod - queue->rx.rsp_cons < NET_RX_SLOTS_MIN) {
if (req_prod - queue->rx.sring->req_prod < NET_RX_SLOTS_MIN) {
mod_timer(&queue->rx_refill_timer, jiffies + (HZ/10));
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