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Date:	Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:09:27 +0200
From:	Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes@...essinduktion.org>
To:	David Lamparter <equinox@...c24.net>
Cc:	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	Stephen Hemminger <stephen@...workplumber.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] ipv6: addrconf: fix mcast route for GRE devices

Hi,

On Mi, 2014-07-30 at 17:35 +0200, David Lamparter wrote:
> (New patch following in separate mail - I haven't touched
> addrconf_sit_config since I have no clue about ISATAP & the likes.)

isatap shouldn't use multicast and afaik output path does block
multicast tx. sit in non-ptp mainly depends on 2002:: or 6rd prefix and
drops others packets. sit-ptp can use multicast.

> 
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 05:14:42PM +0200, Hannes Frederic Sowa wrote:
> > On Mi, 2014-07-30 at 02:55 +0200, David Lamparter wrote:
> > > GRE devices, for some reason, were coming up with an autoconfigured
> > > address, but no ff00::/8 route in the local table.  This breaks any kind
> > > of multicast, in particular OSPFv3, mDNS, - and ND.  In fact, IPv6 only
> > > works at all because there is little need for ND on PtP devices.
> > > 
> > > Adding any other IPv6 address on the device would rectify this issue
> > > through inet6_addr_add()/addrconf_add_dev() - and would leave the route
> > > around even if the address was later removed.  (This is probably why
> > > this issue was not discovered earlier.  AFAICS it has been there from
> > > the beginning, e.g. aee80b5 "generate link local address for GRE
> > > tunnel")
> > 
> > Yep, this is poor, but changing this will break user space...
> 
> How exactly will this break user space?

Because the multicast routes will always be restored after e.g. a route
flush or manual route deletion. Scripts might depend on this.

> > > (Note: multicast is supported on GRE devices of all kinds, including PtP
> > > GRE, P-t-Mcast GRE and NBMA-GRE.)
> > > 
> > > Fixes: aee80b54b235 (ipv6: generate link local address for GRE tunnel)
> > > Signed-off-by: David Lamparter <equinox@...c24.net>
> > > Cc: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@...workplumber.org>
> > 
> > We should install routes before joining LL, I would go with
> > 
> >         idev = addrconf_add_dev(dev);
> >         if (IS_ERR(idev))
> >                 return;
> > 
> > in addrconf_gre_config etc.
> 
> Well, yeah, to be honest I have no clue why these functions are
> separated as they are.  Once fixed up, the only difference between
> addrconf_gre_config and addrconf_dev_config is the true/false value on
> prefix_route for addrconf_addr_gen...  and what the rationale for that
> is, I can only consult an oracle for.

Basically this is a slalom run to keep exisisting behaviour and clean up
the code a little bit.

> How about pushing the switch(dev->type) down from addrconf_notify into
> addrconf_dev_config()?
> 
> > Looks like we don't correctly configure ARPHRD_IP6GRE gre tunnels...
> 
> IP6GRE doesn't currently auto-generate a link-local address at all, is
> that what you meant?  (Yeah we could/should add that too...)

Exactly. 

Thanks,
Hannes

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