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Date:	Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:18:02 +0200
From:	Hannes Frederic Sowa <>
To:	David Stevens <>,
	David Miller <>,,,
	Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <>
Subject: Re: possible bug in IPv6 MLD retransmissions

On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 10:21:56PM +0200, Hannes Frederic Sowa wrote:
> On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 07:30:39AM -0400, David Stevens wrote:
> > Second, I think doing this on all LL addresses unconditionally isn't a 
> > good
> > idea. If some configuration is using thousands of LL addrs for reasons of 
> > their
> > own, they would suddenly be blasted with unexpected MLD reports where
> > they have none now. I don't see why tracking it would be such a problem --
> > if nothing else, you could simply add a counter for the number of valid LL 
> > addrs
> > incremented on DAD completion, and send these whenever it transitions from 
> > 0 to 1.
> While testing some code, I noticed that we seem to have a similar
> problem with the generation of router soliciations. We send out
> MAX_RTR_SOLICITATIONS for each link-local address dad completion.
> So the tracking could have some more users and I will move it to
> addrconf.c. I'll hope I cope with all the tiny races I found in my last
> version. :)

Sorry, I could not finish this patch before I got distracted with other
things. I had a look at it again yesterday and came up with the following

a) split up router advertisment and dad timer
b) remove src-argument from ndisc_send_rs and calculate it from the ll
   addresses of the interface when sending the RS
c) introduce ll_dad_completion counter
d) rebase the above patch onto this utilising the ll_dad_completion counter

Does this plan sound solid?

I plan to send out a patch for a) today.



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