Kernel traces with skb_warn_bad_offload showing up during an AIO deployment on Ubuntu 14.04

Bug #1488815 reported by Cristian Calin on 2015-08-26
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This bug affects 1 person
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openstack-ansible
Status tracked in Trunk
Juno
Low
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Kilo
Low
Evan Callicoat
Trunk
Low
Evan Callicoat
linux (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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qemu-kvm (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Setting up an os-ansible-deployment AIO in a VM running in KVM results in kernel traces with skb_warn_bad_offload during the setup phase.

This is happening regardless of the kernel (tested with 3.13, 3.16 and 3.19) on a fresh VM with no specific customization.

Order of steps to reproduce:

1) launch image from ubuntu cloud catalog
2) apt-get diet-upgrade
3) apt-get install git linux-image-virtual-lts-vivid
4) git clone https://github.com/stackforge/os-ansible-deployment.git
5) cd os-ansible-deployment
6) git checkout kilo
7) ./scripts/bootstrap-ansible.sh
8) ./scripts/run-aio-build.sh

This appears to be harmless as the deployment eventually succeeds.

Here is a brief extract of the traces:

Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687317] ------------[ cut here ]------------
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687328] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 20433 at /build/linux-lts-vivid-BZwsXG/linux-lts-vivid-3.19.0/net/core/dev.c:2302 skb_warn_bad_offload+0xd5/0xe2()
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687332] : caps=(0x000000801fdb78e9, 0x000000801fdb78e9) len=4396 data_len=2920 gso_size=1448 gso_type=1 ip_summed=3
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687334] Modules linked in: vhost_net vhost macvtap macvlan nbd iscsi_tcp libiscsi_tcp libiscsi scsi_transport_iscsi ipt_REJECT nf_reject_ipv4 ip6table_filter ip6_tables dm_snapshot dm_bufio dm_multipath scsi_dh 8021q garp mrp veth ipt_MASQUERADE nf_nat_masquerade_ipv4 xt_CHECKSUM xt_tcpudp bridge stp llc btrfs xor raid6_pq ufs qnx4 hfsplus hfs minix ntfs msdos jfs xfs libcrc32c vxlan ip6_udp_tunnel udp_tunnel iptable_mangle iptable_nat nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_defrag_ipv4 nf_nat_ipv4 nf_nat nf_conntrack iptable_filter ip_tables x_tables dm_crypt kvm_amd ppdev kvm parport_pc parport serio_raw crct10dif_pclmul crc32_pclmul ghash_clmulni_intel aesni_intel aes_x86_64 lrw gf128mul glue_helper ablk_helper cryptd psmouse floppy
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687390] CPU: 0 PID: 20433 Comm: ssh Tainted: G W 3.19.0-26-generic #28~14.04.1-Ubuntu
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687392] Hardware name: OpenStack Foundation OpenStack Nova, BIOS Bochs 01/01/2011
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687395] ffffffff81b3db38 ffff880266e576f8 ffffffff817aeed7 0000000000000000
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687399] ffff880266e57748 ffff880266e57738 ffffffff81074d8a ffff880266e57788
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687402] ffff8803736ef4e8 ffff88042caba000 0000000000000001 0000000000000003
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687406] Call Trace:
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687414] [<ffffffff817aeed7>] dump_stack+0x45/0x57
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687420] [<ffffffff81074d8a>] warn_slowpath_common+0x8a/0xc0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687424] [<ffffffff81074e06>] warn_slowpath_fmt+0x46/0x50
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687427] [<ffffffff817b185a>] skb_warn_bad_offload+0xd5/0xe2
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687434] [<ffffffff816a669c>] skb_checksum_help+0x1ac/0x1c0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687441] [<ffffffffc05ea079>] checksum_tg+0x29/0x30 [xt_CHECKSUM]
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687446] [<ffffffffc0476009>] ipt_do_table+0x2d9/0x6bd [ip_tables]
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687451] [<ffffffffc0476062>] ? ipt_do_table+0x332/0x6bd [ip_tables]
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687455] [<ffffffffc0476062>] ? ipt_do_table+0x332/0x6bd [ip_tables]
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687461] [<ffffffff816e7cf0>] ? ip_fragment+0x8a0/0x8a0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687464] [<ffffffffc0484066>] iptable_mangle_hook+0x66/0x140 [iptable_mangle]
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687467] [<ffffffff816e7cf0>] ? ip_fragment+0x8a0/0x8a0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687470] [<ffffffff816dcb1a>] nf_iterate+0x9a/0xb0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687472] [<ffffffff816e7cf0>] ? ip_fragment+0x8a0/0x8a0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687475] [<ffffffff816dcba4>] nf_hook_slow+0x74/0x130
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687477] [<ffffffff816e7cf0>] ? ip_fragment+0x8a0/0x8a0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687479] [<ffffffff816e6bc0>] ? ip_forward_options+0x1c0/0x1c0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687481] [<ffffffff816e9952>] ip_output+0x92/0xa0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687484] [<ffffffff816e909a>] ? __ip_local_out+0xaa/0xb0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687486] [<ffffffff816e90d0>] ip_local_out_sk+0x30/0x40
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687488] [<ffffffff816e9449>] ip_queue_xmit+0x149/0x3d0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687491] [<ffffffff81700d9a>] tcp_transmit_skb+0x4aa/0x950
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687494] [<ffffffff817013c2>] tcp_write_xmit+0x182/0xd10
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687497] [<ffffffff817021c2>] __tcp_push_pending_frames+0x32/0xd0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687500] [<ffffffff816f0e6f>] tcp_push+0xef/0x120
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687502] [<ffffffff816f4659>] tcp_sendmsg+0xb9/0xc60
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687507] [<ffffffff8171ec93>] inet_sendmsg+0x63/0xb0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687512] [<ffffffff81347471>] ? apparmor_socket_sendmsg+0x21/0x30
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687515] [<ffffffff8168dbe7>] sock_aio_write+0x117/0x140
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687520] [<ffffffff811ebaaa>] do_sync_write+0x5a/0x90
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687524] [<ffffffff811ec515>] vfs_write+0x195/0x1f0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687527] [<ffffffff811ecf2e>] ? vfs_read+0x11e/0x140
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687530] [<ffffffff811ed046>] SyS_write+0x46/0xb0
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687534] [<ffffffff810df111>] ? posix_ktime_get_ts+0x11/0x20
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687537] [<ffffffff817b688d>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
Aug 26 07:57:27 test-osad kernel: [ 4695.687540] ---[ end trace 17da8a026eae9b77 ]---

Cristian Calin (cristi-calin) wrote :

Full kernel log attached for reference.

Cristian Calin (cristi-calin) wrote :

Full kernel log attached for reference.

@Apsu noted yesterday that this appears to relate to veth's staying behind after container restarts and that it's present in both AIO's and multi-node deployments. While this doesn't appear to affect the environment in a critical way, it may cause packet loss - this is yet to be confirmed. The workaround for now is to clean up leftover veth's in the environment using this script: https://gist.github.com/Apsu/7947a3347fcc86bb45a7

Matt Kassawara (ionosphere80) wrote :

Upon further investigation, it appears that scatter-gather offload on the host bridges causes these traces rather than dangling veth pairs.

Matt Kassawara (ionosphere80) wrote :

Fix for AIOs and gate checks:

https://review.openstack.org/#/c/219292/

Reviewed: https://review.openstack.org/219292
Committed: https://git.openstack.org/cgit/stackforge/os-ansible-deployment/commit/?id=6f6a37fce832be1b3acf0d6a1702ffcee4a33e85
Submitter: Jenkins
Branch: master

commit 6f6a37fce832be1b3acf0d6a1702ffcee4a33e85
Author: Matthew Kassawara <email address hidden>
Date: Tue Sep 1 09:12:50 2015 -0500

    Disable scatter-gather offload on host bridges

    Disable scatter-gather offload on host bridges to eliminate
    kernel traces that may impact container connectivity. Only
    addressing AIO interfaces for now as host configuration for
    actual deployments resides in documentation.

    Change-Id: Ia66b2bb64b9ace66f5fa3ca8edcc9909af54a4f2
    Partial-Bug: #1488815
    Co-Authored-By: Evan Callicoat <email address hidden>

Christian Felsing (ip6li) wrote :

Problem depends on guest. Steps to reproduce on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit server kernel 3.19.0-28-generic and qemu-kvm.

* set up a guest with virt-manager and set up a virtio ethernet interface
* install FreeBSD 10.1 64bit as guest
* set up an usable IP address on vtnet0 (FreeBSD name of virtio ethernet)

Make some traffic and check dmesg. After some time "skb_warn_bad_offload" occurs in dmesg on host.
Problem does not occur if e1000 is used instead of virtio, as recommended for FreeBSD on kvm.

Reviewed: https://review.openstack.org/223292
Committed: https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/openstack-ansible/commit/?id=cdcfa92b8e9604b82c7c3f8aca6fb3776df56552
Submitter: Jenkins
Branch: kilo

commit cdcfa92b8e9604b82c7c3f8aca6fb3776df56552
Author: Matthew Kassawara <email address hidden>
Date: Tue Sep 1 09:12:50 2015 -0500

    Disable scatter-gather offload on host bridges

    Disable scatter-gather offload on host bridges to eliminate
    kernel traces that may impact container connectivity. Only
    addressing AIO interfaces for now as host configuration for
    actual deployments resides in documentation.

    Change-Id: Ia66b2bb64b9ace66f5fa3ca8edcc9909af54a4f2
    Partial-Bug: #1488815
    Co-Authored-By: Evan Callicoat <email address hidden>
    (cherry picked from commit 6f6a37fce832be1b3acf0d6a1702ffcee4a33e85)

tags: added: in-kilo

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