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Date:	Wed, 9 Apr 2014 01:15:48 +0300 (EEST)
From:	Julian Anastasov <>
To:	Cong Wang <>
cc:	David Miller <>,
	Linux Kernel Network Developers <>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <>,
	Cong Wang <>
Subject: Re: [Patch net] ipv4: fib: check forwarding before checking


On Tue, 8 Apr 2014, Cong Wang wrote:

> I must miss something here. Looking at the code:
>         int r = secpath_exists(skb) ? 0 : IN_DEV_RPFILTER(idev);
>         if (!r && !fib_num_tclassid_users(dev_net(dev)) &&
>             (dev->ifindex != oif || !IN_DEV_TX_REDIRECTS(idev))) {
>                 *itag = 0;
>                 return 0;
>         }
> r == 0 is true in our case since we disable rp_filter manually.
> And fib_num_tclassid_users() == 0 by default too.
> Therefore, the only thing takes effect is if dev->ifindex == oif.
> Given the fact that disabling send_redirects makes the problem
> disappear, dev->ifindex != oif must be false, otherwise it doesn't
> even need to check TX_REDIRECTS.
> The rx interface is loopback, so skb->dev == lo, and the oif we pass
> here must be LOOPBACK_IFINDEX, therefore the following code
> in ip_route_input_slow():

	Yes, the code will fail if input route is
tried on loopback device. My first thought was that
you forgot to 'ip route flush cache' after clearing

> which looks good to me too, since the packet has src addr == dst addr.
> Which part am I missing?

	What kind of packet is that and why the skb lost its
output route and now it is trying for input route?


Julian Anastasov <>
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