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Date:	Tue, 25 Dec 2012 23:39:32 +0900
From:	YOSHIFUJI Hideaki <>
Subject: [PATCH] ndisc: Ensure to reserve header space for encapsulation.

We allocate sk_buff of MAX_HEADER + LL_RESERVED_SPACE(dev) + packet
length + dev->needed_tailroom, but reserved LL_RESERVED_SPACE(dev)
only.  This means that space for encapsulation was placed at the end
of buffer.  This does not make sense.

Reserve the space correctly, like this:

head                       data                   tail       end
+                |           |                      |          |
|<--MAX_HEADER-->|<-hlen---->|<---ipv6 packet------>|<--tlen-->|

Signed-off-by: YOSHIFUJI Hideaki <>
 net/ipv6/ndisc.c |    4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/ipv6/ndisc.c b/net/ipv6/ndisc.c
index 6574175..5f78ac2 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/ndisc.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/ndisc.c
@@ -404,7 +404,7 @@ static struct sk_buff *ndisc_build_skb(struct net_device *dev,
 		return NULL;
-	skb_reserve(skb, hlen);
+	skb_reserve(skb, MAX_HEADER + hlen);
 	ip6_nd_hdr(sk, skb, dev, saddr, daddr, IPPROTO_ICMPV6, len);
 	skb->transport_header = skb->tail;
@@ -1449,7 +1449,7 @@ void ndisc_send_redirect(struct sk_buff *skb, const struct in6_addr *target)
 		goto release;
-	skb_reserve(buff, hlen);
+	skb_reserve(buff, MAX_HEADER + hlen);
 	ip6_nd_hdr(sk, buff, dev, &saddr_buf, &ipv6_hdr(skb)->saddr,
 		   IPPROTO_ICMPV6, len);

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