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Date:	Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:15:58 +0200
From:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@...gle.com>,
	Maciej ┼╗enczykowski <maze@...gle.com>,
	Tom Herbert <therbert@...gle.com>,
	Willem de Bruijn <willemb@...gle.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2 net-next] ipv6: prevent useless neigh alloc on PTP or lo
 routes

From: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>

We have special handling of SIT devices in addrconf_prefix_route()
to avoid allocating a neighbour for each destination.

If routing entry is :

ip -6 route add 2001:db8::/64 dev sit1

Then the kernel will create a new route and neighbour for every new
address under 2001:db8::/64 that we send a packet to 
(potentially, 2^64 routes and neighbours).

Under load, we immediately get the infamous "Neighbour table overflow"
message and machine eventually crash.

This does not happen if we specify a next-hop explicitly, like so:

ip -6 route add 2001:db8::/64 via fe80:: dev sit1

Same problem happens if we use routes to loopback.

Idea of this patch is to move existing SIT related code from
addrconf_prefix_route() to a more generic one in ip6_route_add(). 

This permits ip6_pol_route() to clone route instead of calling
rt6_alloc_cow() and allocate a neighbour.

Many thanks to Lorenzo for his help and suggestions.

Reported-by: Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@...gle.com>
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
Cc: Maciej ┼╗enczykowski <maze@...gle.com>
Cc: Tom Herbert <therbert@...gle.com>
Cc: Willem de Bruijn <willemb@...gle.com>
---
 net/ipv6/addrconf.c |   10 ----------
 net/ipv6/route.c    |    4 ++++
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/ipv6/addrconf.c b/net/ipv6/addrconf.c
index 1237d5d..c6837d2 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/addrconf.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/addrconf.c
@@ -1679,16 +1679,6 @@ addrconf_prefix_route(struct in6_addr *pfx, int plen, struct net_device *dev,
 	};
 
 	cfg.fc_dst = *pfx;
-
-	/* Prevent useless cloning on PtP SIT.
-	   This thing is done here expecting that the whole
-	   class of non-broadcast devices need not cloning.
-	 */
-#if defined(CONFIG_IPV6_SIT) || defined(CONFIG_IPV6_SIT_MODULE)
-	if (dev->type == ARPHRD_SIT && (dev->flags & IFF_POINTOPOINT))
-		cfg.fc_flags |= RTF_NONEXTHOP;
-#endif
-
 	ip6_route_add(&cfg);
 }
 
diff --git a/net/ipv6/route.c b/net/ipv6/route.c
index 399613b..7df8dfc 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/route.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/route.c
@@ -1540,6 +1540,10 @@ int ip6_route_add(struct fib6_config *cfg)
 	} else
 		rt->rt6i_prefsrc.plen = 0;
 
+	/* Prevent useless cloning on link types that don't have next hops. */
+	if (dev->flags & (IFF_POINTOPOINT | IFF_LOOPBACK))
+		cfg->fc_flags |= RTF_NONEXTHOP;
+
 	if (cfg->fc_flags & (RTF_GATEWAY | RTF_NONEXTHOP)) {
 		err = rt6_bind_neighbour(rt, dev);
 		if (err)


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