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Date:	Thu, 15 Apr 2010 01:26:07 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: NULL pointer dereference panic in stable (, amd64

From: Eric Dumazet <>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 10:02:33 +0200

> Denys got a crash that we cannot explain yet. He said he has no
> multiqueue devices, so obviously my patch cant help him.
> But this patch was fixing a real issue, I believe I pointed it twice
> already...

Ok, I thought your patch was specifically meant to fix Denys's bug.

The confusion comes from the fact that you mention Denys's crash in
your commit message:

When dev_pick_tx() caches tx queue_index on a socket, we must check
socket dst_entry matches skb one, or risk a crash later, as reported by
Denys Fedorysychenko, if old packets are in flight during a route
change, involving devices with different number of queues.

Anyways, I studied your patch once more and read the thread discussion
with Krishna again and your patch looks fine.  I'll apply it to
net-2.6, thanks!

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