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Date:	Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:12:25 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] ipv4: dst_entry leak in ip_append_data()

From: Vasily Averin <>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:57:14 +0400

> v2: adjust the indentation of the arguments __ip_append_data() call
> Fixes: 2e77d89b2fa8 ("net: avoid a pair of dst_hold()/dst_release() in ip_append_data()")
> If sk_write_queue is empty ip_append_data() executes ip_setup_cork()
> that "steals" dst entry from rt to cork. Later it calls __ip_append_data()
> that creates skb and adds it to sk_write_queue.
> If skb was added successfully following ip_push_pending_frames() call
> reassign dst entries from cork to skb, and kfree_skb frees dst_entry.
> However nobody frees stolen dst_entry if skb was not added into sk_write_queue.
> Signed-off-by: Vasily Averin <>

Why doesn't ip_make_skb() need the same fix?  It seems to do the same

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