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Date:	Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:48:29 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/1] tipc: fix two bugs in secondary
 destination lookup

From: Jon Maloy <>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:19:19 -0400

> A message sent to a node after a successful name table lookup may still
> find that the destination socket has disappeared, because distribution
> of name table updates is non-atomic. If so, the message will be rejected
> back to the sender with error code TIPC_ERR_NO_PORT. If the source
> socket of the message has disappeared in the meantime, the message
> should be dropped.
> However, in the currrent code, the message will instead be subject to an
> unwanted tertiary lookup, because the function tipc_msg_lookup_dest()
> doesn't check if there is an error code present in the message before
> performing the lookup. In the worst case, the message may now find the
> old destination again, and be redirected once more, instead of being
> dropped directly as it should be.
> A second bug in this function is that the "prev_node" field in the message
> is not updated after successful lookup, something that may have
> unpredictable consequences.
> The problems arising from those bugs occur very infrequently.
> The third change in this function; the test on msg_reroute_msg_cnt() is
> purely cosmetic, reflecting that the returned value never can be negative.
> This commit corrects the two bugs described above.
> Signed-off-by: Jon Maloy <>

Applied, thanks Jon.
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