net/sched: add delete_empty() to filters and use it in cls_flower

Revert "net/sched: cls_u32: fix refcount leak in the error path of
u32_change()", and fix the u32 refcount leak in a more generic way that
preserves the semantic of rule dumping.
On tc filters that don't support lockless insertion/removal, there is no
need to guard against concurrent insertion when a removal is in progress.
Therefore, for most of them we can avoid a full walk() when deleting, and
just decrease the refcount, like it was done on older Linux kernels.
This fixes situations where walk() was wrongly detecting a non-empty
filter, like it happened with cls_u32 in the error path of change(), thus
leading to failures in the following tdc selftests:

 6aa7: (filter, u32) Add/Replace u32 with source match and invalid indev
 6658: (filter, u32) Add/Replace u32 with custom hash table and invalid handle
 74c2: (filter, u32) Add/Replace u32 filter with invalid hash table id

On cls_flower, and on (future) lockless filters, this check is necessary:
move all the check_empty() logic in a callback so that each filter
can have its own implementation. For cls_flower, it's sufficient to check
if no IDRs have been allocated.

This reverts commit 275c44aa194b7159d1191817b20e076f55f0e620.

Changes since v1:
 - document the need for delete_empty() when TCF_PROTO_OPS_DOIT_UNLOCKED
   is used, thanks to Vlad Buslov
 - implement delete_empty() without doing fl_walk(), thanks to Vlad Buslov
 - squash revert and new fix in a single patch, to be nice with bisect
   tests that run tdc on u32 filter, thanks to Dave Miller

Fixes: 275c44aa194b ("net/sched: cls_u32: fix refcount leak in the error path of u32_change()")
Fixes: 6676d5e416ee ("net: sched: set dedicated tcf_walker flag when tp is empty")
Suggested-by: Jamal Hadi Salim <>
Suggested-by: Vlad Buslov <>
Signed-off-by: Davide Caratti <>
Reviewed-by: Vlad Buslov <>
Tested-by: Jamal Hadi Salim <>
Acked-by: Jamal Hadi Salim <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
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