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Date:	Thu, 29 Mar 2007 14:17:28 -0700
From:	Sridhar Samudrala <>
Subject: [PATCH][IPv6]: Fix incorrect length check in rawv6_sendmsg()

The check for length in rawv6_sendmsg() is incorrect.
As len is an unsigned int, (len < 0) will never be TRUE.
I think checking for IPV6_MAXPLEN(65535) is better.

Is it possible to send ipv6 jumbo packets using raw
sockets? If so, we can remove this check.


Signed-off-by: Sridhar Samudrala <>

diff --git a/net/ipv6/raw.c b/net/ipv6/raw.c
index 306d5d8..dc11ec3 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/raw.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/raw.c
@@ -686,10 +686,7 @@ static int rawv6_sendmsg(struct kiocb *i
 	u16 proto;
 	int err;
-	/* Rough check on arithmetic overflow,
-	   better check is made in ip6_build_xmit
-	 */
-	if (len < 0)
+	if (len > IPV6_MAXPLEN)
 		return -EMSGSIZE;
 	/* Mirror BSD error message compatibility */

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