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Date:	Mon, 07 Feb 2011 10:25:29 +0100
From:	John Hughes <>
To:	Andy Whitcroft <>
CC:	Andrew Hendry <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,,,,
	Tim Gardner <>
Subject: Re: x25: possible skb leak on bad facilities

On 31/01/11 14:08, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> Looking at the changes introduced in the commit below, we seem to
> introduce an skb leak when a packet with bad facilities are present:
>      commit a6331d6f9a4298173b413cf99a40cc86a9d92c37
>      Author: andrew hendry<>
>      Date:   Wed Nov 3 12:54:53 2010 +0000
>          memory corruption in X.25 facilities parsing
> If I am understanding things correctly then we trigger a -1 return to
> the main packet dispatch loop, this being non-zero implies that we have
> requeued the skb and it should not be freed.  As it was not requeued,
> I believe the skb is no longer referenced and then is leaked.
> Perhaps someone better aquainted with this code could review my analysis
> in the patch leader below.  If accurate I believe we need the patch below
> to resolve this.  If it is not then I suspect a comment is required on
> the -1 return.
> Thoughts?
Sadly, after nearly 30 years (1982-2010) we've just closed our last X.25 
line so I can no longer test this.

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