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Date:	Wed, 06 Aug 2008 05:52:52 -0400
From:	jamal <>
To:	Denys Fedoryshchenko <>
Cc:	Stephen Hemminger <>,
Subject: Re: iproute2/m_ipt fix, opts was not set properly


On Tue, 2008-05-08 at 22:24 +0300, Denys Fedoryshchenko wrote:
> Since opts global variable, if it is set to original_opts, it was done in 
> local context of function, and global variable in result was pointing to 
> freed memory. 
> Sure result of that - segfault, it is possible to trigger it 
> only while processing batch, cause only on next iteration opts was wrong.

Are you sure this fixes any segfault? example, the variant you have
below just changes a variable name:

-static void free_opts(struct option *opts)
+static void free_opts(struct option *opts_local)
-       if (opts != original_opts) {
-               free(opts);
+       if (opts_local != original_opts) {
+               free(opts_local);
                opts = original_opts;
                global_option_offset = 0;

You could respin the patch with comment "change bad smelling name of
a variable" - and that would be fine by me.

Please CC me on m_ipt or any of the other actions (as i have asked you


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