Re: 3.0: unexpected route cache entry for wrong segment?

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On 15.02.2012 17:03, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> Le mercredi 15 février 2012 à 16:57 +0400, Michael Tokarev a écrit :
>> 3.0.21 included "net: fix NULL dereferences in check_peer_redir()" patch
>> (which is somewhat large(ish) - I wonder why it has been rolled into
>> single patch while in reality it consists of 7 commits; and I wonder
>> why the final result is different from current version in check_peer_redir()
>> routine, which I mentioned in my other email in this thread), but that
>> one does not seem to address this very issue - from a quick view anyway.
> That was the tricky part handled by David.
> We couldnt apply all needed commits without bringing too many things
> from recent kernels to 3.0  (out of stable scope)
> If you believe a fix is needed, just shout :)

I think the a fix is needed.  I still don't understand where our
unexpected redirects are coming from, but we had two more occurences
of this very issue.  After applying the two patches:

7cc9150ebe8ec06cafea9f1c10d92ddacf88d8ae route: fix ICMP redirect validation
9cc20b268a5a14f5e57b8ad405a83513ab0d78dc ipv4: fix redirect handling

the issue does not occur anymore.  The system has been running this
kernel for almost 2 weeks now without any issue of this sort.

The first patch applies to 3.0 as it is, the second needs minor
backporting to 3.0.  I already sent the backported version, see .

I'm not sure which of the two patches actually helps, but it appears
that both are needed.


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