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Date:	Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:30:27 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net v2 RESEND] xfrm: Fix crash observed during device
 unregistration and decryption

From: Subash Abhinov Kasiviswanathan <>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 22:39:50 -0600

> A crash is observed when a decrypted packet is processed in receive
> path. get_rps_cpus() tries to dereference the skb->dev fields but it
> appears that the device is freed from the poison pattern.
> Following are the sequence of events observed -
> - Encrypted packet in receive path from netdevice is queued
> - Encrypted packet queued for decryption (asynchronous)
> - Netdevice brought down and freed
> - Packet is decrypted and returned through callback in esp_input_done
> - Packet is queued again for process in network stack using netif_rx
> Since the device appears to have been freed, the dereference of
> skb->dev in get_rps_cpus() leads to an unhandled page fault
> exception.
> Fix this by holding on to device reference when queueing packets
> asynchronously and releasing the reference on call back return.
> v2: Make the change generic to xfrm as mentioned by Steffen and
> update the title to xfrm
> Suggested-by: Herbert Xu <>
> Signed-off-by: Jerome Stanislaus <>
> Signed-off-by: Subash Abhinov Kasiviswanathan <>

Applied and queued up for -stable, thanks.

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