bpf: Remove MTU check in __bpf_skb_max_len

Multiple BPF-helpers that can manipulate/increase the size of the SKB uses
__bpf_skb_max_len() as the max-length. This function limit size against
the current net_device MTU (skb->dev->mtu).

When a BPF-prog grow the packet size, then it should not be limited to the
MTU. The MTU is a transmit limitation, and software receiving this packet
should be allowed to increase the size. Further more, current MTU check in
__bpf_skb_max_len uses the MTU from ingress/current net_device, which in
case of redirects uses the wrong net_device.

This patch keeps a sanity max limit of SKB_MAX_ALLOC (16KiB). The real limit
is elsewhere in the system. Jesper's testing[1] showed it was not possible
to exceed 8KiB when expanding the SKB size via BPF-helper. The limiting
factor is the define KMALLOC_MAX_CACHE_SIZE which is 8192 for
SLUB-allocator (CONFIG_SLUB) in-case PAGE_SIZE is 4096. This define is
in-effect due to this being called from softirq context see code
__gfp_pfmemalloc_flags() and __do_kmalloc_node(). Jakub's testing showed
that frames above 16KiB can cause NICs to reset (but not crash). Keep this
sanity limit at this level as memory layer can differ based on kernel

[1] https://github.com/xdp-project/bpf-examples/tree/master/MTU-tests

Signed-off-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>
Acked-by: John Fastabend <john.fastabend@gmail.com>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/bpf/161287788936.790810.2937823995775097177.stgit@firesoul
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