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Date:	Tue,  4 Aug 2015 22:39:00 -0400
From:	Nicholas Krause <>
Cc:,,,,,, Nicholas Krause <>
Subject: [PATCH] ipv6:Fix concurrent access issue in the function inet6_rtm_deladdr

From: Nicholas Krause <>

This fixes the issue with conncurrent access when calling the function
inte6_addr_del due to this function using non locked wrapper versions
of certain functions by locking the routing mutex before and after this
call with rtnl_lock/unlock. After the unlocking just return the error
code as normal to signal success or failure to the caller of the function

Signed-off-by: Nicholas Krause <>
 net/ipv6/addrconf.c | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/ipv6/addrconf.c b/net/ipv6/addrconf.c
index 21c2c81..b6103e0 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/addrconf.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/addrconf.c
@@ -4006,8 +4006,11 @@ inet6_rtm_deladdr(struct sk_buff *skb, struct nlmsghdr *nlh)
 	/* We ignore other flags so far. */
 	ifa_flags &= IFA_F_MANAGETEMPADDR;
-	return inet6_addr_del(net, ifm->ifa_index, ifa_flags, pfx,
+	rtnl_lock();
+	err =  inet6_addr_del(net, ifm->ifa_index, ifa_flags, pfx,
+	rtnl_unlock();
+	return err;
 static int inet6_addr_modify(struct inet6_ifaddr *ifp, u32 ifa_flags,

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