[B.A.T.M.A.N.] [PATCH v4 2/2] batman-adv: increase DAT DHT timeout

Linus Lüssing linus.luessing at c0d3.blue
Sun Apr 7 13:23:20 CEST 2019


Currently, the DHT_GET messages of the DAT will likely be left
unanswered due to the following issues:

When a node has a matching DAT Cache entry for a local ARP Request then
this node will answer it directly with the information provided by the
cache. This however, will likely lead to missing ARP Replies from the
original host. Which in turn leads to the DAT DHT not being updated.

Then the local DAT cache entry will time out, triggering a unicasted
DHT_GET. However, as the 5min. timeout has passed, the DAT DHT
candidates will likely have purged their entry, too.

So basically this results in an ARP Request broadcast fallback every
five minutes.

A second issue is that it is quite common that a host which has long
gone offline will be tried to be contacted by another one at some remote
period larger than the current 5min. timeout. This too leads to flooded
ARP Requests.

With this patch the purge timeout for DAT DHT entries is increased to
30min to reduce the number of DAT ARP broadcast fallbacks.

Signed-off-by: Linus Lüssing <linus.luessing at c0d3.blue>
---
 net/batman-adv/distributed-arp-table.c | 22 +++++++++++++++++-----
 net/batman-adv/main.h                  |  3 ++-
 2 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/batman-adv/distributed-arp-table.c b/net/batman-adv/distributed-arp-table.c
index 97444342..b2173c5f 100644
--- a/net/batman-adv/distributed-arp-table.c
+++ b/net/batman-adv/distributed-arp-table.c
@@ -132,15 +132,27 @@ static void batadv_dat_entry_put(struct batadv_dat_entry *dat_entry)
 }
 
 /**
- * batadv_dat_to_purge() - check whether a dat_entry has to be purged or not
+ * batadv_dat_cache_to_purge() - check if a cache entry has to be purged or not
  * @dat_entry: the entry to check
  *
  * Return: true if the entry has to be purged now, false otherwise.
  */
-static bool batadv_dat_to_purge(struct batadv_dat_entry *dat_entry)
+static bool batadv_dat_cache_to_purge(struct batadv_dat_entry *dat_entry)
 {
 	return batadv_has_timed_out(dat_entry->last_update,
-				    BATADV_DAT_ENTRY_TIMEOUT);
+				    BATADV_DAT_CACHE_ENTRY_TIMEOUT);
+}
+
+/**
+ * batadv_dat_dht_to_purge() - check if a DHT entry has to be purged or not
+ * @dat_entry: the entry to check
+ *
+ * Return: true if the entry has to be purged now, false otherwise.
+ */
+static bool batadv_dat_dht_to_purge(struct batadv_dat_entry *dat_entry)
+{
+	return batadv_has_timed_out(dat_entry->last_update,
+				    BATADV_DAT_DHT_ENTRY_TIMEOUT);
 }
 
 /**
@@ -201,8 +213,8 @@ static void batadv_dat_purge(struct work_struct *work)
 	priv_dat = container_of(delayed_work, struct batadv_priv_dat, work);
 	bat_priv = container_of(priv_dat, struct batadv_priv, dat);
 
-	__batadv_dat_purge(bat_priv->dat.cache_hash, batadv_dat_to_purge);
-	__batadv_dat_purge(bat_priv->dat.dht_hash, batadv_dat_to_purge);
+	__batadv_dat_purge(bat_priv->dat.cache_hash, batadv_dat_cache_to_purge);
+	__batadv_dat_purge(bat_priv->dat.dht_hash, batadv_dat_dht_to_purge);
 	batadv_dat_start_timer(bat_priv);
 }
 
diff --git a/net/batman-adv/main.h b/net/batman-adv/main.h
index c59afcba..cb30c042 100644
--- a/net/batman-adv/main.h
+++ b/net/batman-adv/main.h
@@ -38,7 +38,8 @@
 #define BATADV_TT_WORK_PERIOD 5000 /* 5 seconds */
 #define BATADV_ORIG_WORK_PERIOD 1000 /* 1 second */
 #define BATADV_MCAST_WORK_PERIOD 500 /* 0.5 seconds */
-#define BATADV_DAT_ENTRY_TIMEOUT (5 * 60000) /* 5 mins in milliseconds */
+#define BATADV_DAT_CACHE_ENTRY_TIMEOUT (5 * 60000) /* 5 mins in milliseconds */
+#define BATADV_DAT_DHT_ENTRY_TIMEOUT (30 * 60000) /* 30 mins in milliseconds */
 /* sliding packet range of received originator messages in sequence numbers
  * (should be a multiple of our word size)
  */
-- 
2.20.1



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