[Bridge] [3.13.y-ckt stable] Patch "bridge/mdb: remove wrong use of NLM_F_MULTI" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Thu Jun 11 21:36:10 UTC 2015

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    bridge/mdb: remove wrong use of NLM_F_MULTI

to the linux-3.13.y-queue branch of the 3.13.y-ckt extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.13.11-ckt22.

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.13.y-ckt tree, see



>From a4485b0fe90356e12957d954e7e20821e0b16c97 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Nicolas Dichtel <nicolas.dichtel at 6wind.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:33:48 +0200
Subject: bridge/mdb: remove wrong use of NLM_F_MULTI

commit 821996795973fd52703c35811a03db9fec1ac141 upstream.

NLM_F_MULTI must be used only when a NLMSG_DONE message is sent. In fact,
it is sent only at the end of a dump.

Libraries like libnl will wait forever for NLMSG_DONE.

Fixes: 37a393bc4932 ("bridge: notify mdb changes via netlink")
CC: Cong Wang <amwang at redhat.com>
CC: Stephen Hemminger <stephen at networkplumber.org>
CC: bridge at lists.linux-foundation.org
Signed-off-by: Nicolas Dichtel <nicolas.dichtel at 6wind.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 net/bridge/br_mdb.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/bridge/br_mdb.c b/net/bridge/br_mdb.c
index b7b1914..b734575 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_mdb.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_mdb.c
@@ -170,7 +170,7 @@ static int nlmsg_populate_mdb_fill(struct sk_buff *skb,
 	struct br_port_msg *bpm;
 	struct nlattr *nest, *nest2;

-	nlh = nlmsg_put(skb, pid, seq, type, sizeof(*bpm), NLM_F_MULTI);
+	nlh = nlmsg_put(skb, pid, seq, type, sizeof(*bpm), 0);
 	if (!nlh)
 		return -EMSGSIZE;


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