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[Bug 1486146] Re: recvfrom SYSCALL infinite loop/deadlock chewing 100% CPU (MSG_PEEK|MSG_WAITALL)


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commit dfbafc995304ebb9a9b03f65083e6e9cea143b20
Author: Sabrina Dubroca <sd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:   Fri Jul 24 18:19:25 2015 +0200

    tcp: fix recv with flags MSG_WAITALL | MSG_PEEK

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  recvfrom SYSCALL infinite loop/deadlock chewing 100% CPU

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Bug description:
  In a multi-threaded pthreads process running on Ubuntu 14.04 AMD64
  (with over 1000 threads) which uses real time FIFO scheduling, we
  occasionally see calls to recv() with flags (MSG_PEEK | MSG_WAITALL)
  get stuck in an infinte loop or deadlock meaning the threads lock up
  chewing as much CPU as they can (due to FIFO scheduling) while stuck
  inside recv().

  Here's an example gdb back trace:

  [Switching to thread 4 (Thread 0x7f6040546700 (LWP 27251))]
  #0  0x00007f6231d2f7eb in __libc_recv (fd=fd@entry=146, buf=buf@entry=0x7f6040543600, n=n@entry=5, flags=-1, flags@entry=258) at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/recv.c:33
  33      ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/recv.c: No such file or directory.
  (gdb) bt
  #0  0x00007f6231d2f7eb in __libc_recv (fd=fd@entry=146, buf=buf@entry=0x7f6040543600, n=n@entry=5, flags=-1, flags@entry=258) at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86_64/recv.c:33
  #1  0x0000000000421945 in recv (__flags=258, __n=5, __buf=0x7f6040543600, __fd=146) at /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/bits/socket2.h:44

  The socket is a TCP socket in blocking mode, the recv() call is inside
  an outer loop with a counter, and I've checked the counter with gdb
  and it's always at 1, meaning that I'm sure that the outer loop isn't
  the problem, the thread is indeed deadlocked inside the recv()

  Other nodes: 
  * There always seems to be 2 or more threads deadlocked in the same place (same recv() call but with distinct FDs)
  * The threads calling recv() have cancellation disbaled by previously executing: thread_setcancelstate(PTHREAD_CANCEL_DISABLE, NULL);

  I've even tried adding a poll() call for POLLRDNORM on the socket
  before calling recv() with MSG_PEEK | MSG_WAITALL flags to try to make
  sure there's data available on the socket before calling *recv()*, but
  it makes no difference.

  So, I don't know what is wrong here, I've read all the recv()
  documentation and believe that recv() is being used correctly, the
  only conclusion I can come to is that there is a bug in libc recv()
  when using flags MSG_PEEK | MSG_WAITALL with thousands of pthreads

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