[Bridge] Patch "net: bridge: don't increment tx_dropped in br_do_proxy_arp" has been added to the 4.4-stable tree

gregkh at linuxfoundation.org gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Thu May 7 16:39:13 UTC 2020

This is a note to let you know that I've just added the patch titled

    net: bridge: don't increment tx_dropped in br_do_proxy_arp

to the 4.4-stable tree which can be found at:

The filename of the patch is:
and it can be found in the queue-4.4 subdirectory.

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to the stable tree,
please let <stable at vger.kernel.org> know about it.

>From 85a3d4a9356b595d5440c3f1bf07ee7cecca1567 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:44:29 +0200
Subject: net: bridge: don't increment tx_dropped in br_do_proxy_arp

From: Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com>

commit 85a3d4a9356b595d5440c3f1bf07ee7cecca1567 upstream.

pskb_may_pull may fail due to various reasons (e.g. alloc failure), but the
skb isn't changed/dropped and processing continues so we shouldn't
increment tx_dropped.

CC: Kyeyoon Park <kyeyoonp at codeaurora.org>
CC: Roopa Prabhu <roopa at cumulusnetworks.com>
CC: Stephen Hemminger <stephen at networkplumber.org>
CC: bridge at lists.linux-foundation.org
Fixes: 958501163ddd ("bridge: Add support for IEEE 802.11 Proxy ARP")
Signed-off-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>

 net/bridge/br_input.c |    7 ++-----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

--- a/net/bridge/br_input.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_input.c
@@ -78,13 +78,10 @@ static void br_do_proxy_arp(struct sk_bu
 	BR_INPUT_SKB_CB(skb)->proxyarp_replied = false;
-	if (dev->flags & IFF_NOARP)
+	if ((dev->flags & IFF_NOARP) ||
+	    !pskb_may_pull(skb, arp_hdr_len(dev)))
-	if (!pskb_may_pull(skb, arp_hdr_len(dev))) {
-		dev->stats.tx_dropped++;
-		return;
-	}
 	parp = arp_hdr(skb);
 	if (parp->ar_pro != htons(ETH_P_IP) ||

Patches currently in stable-queue which might be from nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com are


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