Re: Bug#625914: linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64: bridging is not interacting well with multicast in 2.6.38-4

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On Tue, 10 May 2011 11:05:40 -0700
Noah Meyerhans <noahm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 01:42:49PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > > > This is pretty weird.  Debian version 2.6.38-3 has a few bridging
> > > > changes from stable 2.6.38.3 and 2.6.38.4, but they don't look like they
> > > > would cause this.
> > > 
> > > I have apparently filed the bug against the wrong version of Debian's
> > > kernel.  2.6.38-3 is not affected, and works as expected.  The change
> > > was introduced in -4.  That may have been clear from the report itself,
> > > but the report was filed against -3.  I've fixed that in the BTS.
> > 
> > I gathered that, and then made the same mistake in writing the above!
> > The version with the regression, 2.6.38-4, includes the changes from
> > stable 2.6.38.3 and 2.6.38.4
> 
> With a little help from git bisect, I've tracked this regression down to
> the following commit to the stable-2.6.38.y tree:
> 
> commit 5f1c356a3fadc0c19922d660da723b79bcc9aad7
> Author: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date:   Fri Mar 18 05:27:28 2011 +0000
> 
>     bridge: Reset IPCB when entering IP stack on NF_FORWARD
>     
>     [ Upstream commit 6b1e960fdbd75dcd9bcc3ba5ff8898ff1ad30b6e ]
>     
>     Whenever we enter the IP stack proper from bridge netfilter we
>     need to ensure that the skb is in a form the IP stack expects
>     it to be in.
>     
>     The entry point on NF_FORWARD did not meet the requirements of
>     the IP stack, therefore leading to potential crashes/panics.
>     
>     This patch fixes the problem.
>     
>     Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>     Acked-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxxxx>
>     Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>     Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxx>
> 
> The diff is
> diff --git a/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c b/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c
> index 4b5b66d..49d50ea 100644
> --- a/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c
> +++ b/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c
> @@ -741,6 +741,9 @@ static unsigned int br_nf_forward_ip(unsigned int
> hook, struct sk_buff *skb,
>                 nf_bridge->mask |= BRNF_PKT_TYPE;
>         }
>  
> +       if (br_parse_ip_options(skb))
> +               return NF_DROP;
> +
>         /* The physdev module checks on this */
>         nf_bridge->mask |= BRNF_BRIDGED;
>         nf_bridge->physoutdev = skb->dev;
> 
> If I revert this change, network connectivity functions as expected for
> the VMs on this host.
> 
> I don't know enough about this change or the problem it was supposed to
> solve to be able to guess about what's going wrong.
> 
> noah
> 

There were two more follow on commits in stable related to this.
I recommend merging 2.6.38.6 which includes these.


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