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Date:	Tue, 19 Jun 2007 22:18:34 +0200
From:	Florian Westphal <>
Subject: [PATCH] TIPC: Fix infinite loop in netlink handler

From: Florian Westphal <>

The tipc netlink config handler uses the nlmsg_pid from the
request header as destination for its reply. If the application
initialized nlmsg_pid to 0, the reply is looped back to the kernel,
causing hangup. Fix: use nlmsg_pid of the skb that triggered the

Signed-off-by: Florian Westphal <>
 net/tipc/netlink.c |    2 +-
  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/tipc/netlink.c b/net/tipc/netlink.c
index 4cdafa2..6a7f7b4 100644
--- a/net/tipc/netlink.c
+++ b/net/tipc/netlink.c
@@ -60,7 +60,7 @@ static int handle_cmd(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info)
 		rep_nlh = nlmsg_hdr(rep_buf);
 		memcpy(rep_nlh, req_nlh, hdr_space);
 		rep_nlh->nlmsg_len = rep_buf->len;
-		genlmsg_unicast(rep_buf, req_nlh->nlmsg_pid);
+		genlmsg_unicast(rep_buf, NETLINK_CB(skb).pid);
 	return 0;
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