mptcp: Check for orphaned subflow before handling MP_FAIL timer

MP_FAIL timeout (waiting for a peer to respond to an MP_FAIL with
another MP_FAIL) is implemented using the MPTCP socket's sk_timer. That
timer is also used at MPTCP socket close, so it's important to not have
the two timer users interfere with each other.

At MPTCP socket close, all subflows are orphaned before sk_timer is
manipulated. By checking the SOCK_DEAD flag on the subflows, each
subflow can determine if the timer is safe to alter without acquiring
any MPTCP-level lock. This replaces code that was using the
mptcp_data_lock and MPTCP-level socket state checks that did not
correctly protect the timer.

Fixes: 49fa1919d6bc ("mptcp: reset subflow when MP_FAIL doesn't respond")
Reviewed-by: Paolo Abeni <>
Signed-off-by: Mat Martineau <>
Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <>
2 files changed