[Bridge] [Xen-devel] [PATCH] net/bridge: Add missing in6_dev_put in br_validate_ipv6

Bob Liu bob.liu at oracle.com
Mon Jul 6 09:58:26 UTC 2015


On 07/04/2015 02:01 AM, Julien Grall wrote:
> The commit efb6de9b4ba0092b2c55f6a52d16294a8a698edd "netfilter: bridge:
> forward IPv6 fragmented packets" introduced a new function
> br_validate_ipv6 which take a reference on the inet6 device. Although,
> the reference is not released at the end.
> 
> This will result to the impossibility to destroy any netdevice using
> ipv6 and bridge.
> 
> Spotted while trying to destroy a Xen guest on the upstream Linux:
> "unregister_netdevice: waiting for vif1.0 to become free. Usage count = 1"
> 
> Signed-off-by: Julien Grall <julien.grall at citrix.com>

Also hit the same issue, thank you for the fix.

Tested-by: Bob Liu <bob.liu at oracle.com>

> Cc: Bernhard Thaler <bernhard.thaler at wvnet.at>
> Cc: Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo at netfilter.org>
> Cc: fw at strlen.de
> Cc: ian.campbell at citrix.com
> Cc: wei.liu2 at citrix.com
> 
> ---
>     Note that it's impossible to create new guest after this message.
>     I'm not sure if it's normal.
> ---
>  net/bridge/br_netfilter_ipv6.c | 5 +++++
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/net/bridge/br_netfilter_ipv6.c b/net/bridge/br_netfilter_ipv6.c
> index 6d12d26..7046e19 100644
> --- a/net/bridge/br_netfilter_ipv6.c
> +++ b/net/bridge/br_netfilter_ipv6.c
> @@ -140,11 +140,16 @@ int br_validate_ipv6(struct sk_buff *skb)
>  	/* No IP options in IPv6 header; however it should be
>  	 * checked if some next headers need special treatment
>  	 */
> +
> +	in6_dev_put(idev);
> +
>  	return 0;
>  
>  inhdr_error:
>  	IP6_INC_STATS_BH(dev_net(dev), idev, IPSTATS_MIB_INHDRERRORS);
>  drop:
> +	in6_dev_put(idev);
> +
>  	return -1;
>  }
>  
> 


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