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Date:	Thu, 12 May 2016 14:45:36 -0700
From:	Tom Herbert <tom@...bertland.com>
To:	Shmulik Ladkani <shmulik.ladkani@...il.com>
Cc:	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Linux Kernel Network Developers <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Kernel Team <kernel-team@...com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 06/13] ipv6: Fix nexthdr for reinjection

On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 1:23 PM, Shmulik Ladkani
<shmulik.ladkani@...il.com> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
>
> On Wed, 11 May 2016 09:47:26 -0700 Tom Herbert <tom@...bertland.com> wrote:
>> In ip6_input_finish the protocol handle returns a value greater than
>> zero the packet needs to be resubmitted using the returned protocol.
>> The returned protocol is being ignored and each time through resubmit
>> nexthdr is taken from an offest in the packet. This patch fixes that
>> so that nexthdr is taken from return value of the protocol handler.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Tom Herbert <tom@...bertland.com>
>> ---
>>  net/ipv6/ip6_input.c | 9 ++++++---
>>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/net/ipv6/ip6_input.c b/net/ipv6/ip6_input.c
>> index 6ed5601..2a0258a 100644
>> --- a/net/ipv6/ip6_input.c
>> +++ b/net/ipv6/ip6_input.c
>> @@ -222,13 +222,14 @@ static int ip6_input_finish(struct net *net, struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *sk
>>        */
>>
>>       rcu_read_lock();
>> -resubmit:
>> +
>>       idev = ip6_dst_idev(skb_dst(skb));
>>       if (!pskb_pull(skb, skb_transport_offset(skb)))
>>               goto discard;
>>       nhoff = IP6CB(skb)->nhoff;
>>       nexthdr = skb_network_header(skb)[nhoff];
>>
>> +resubmit:
>
> This has already been attempted in 0243508edd "ipv6: Fix protocol
> resubmission" and reverted in 1b0ccfe54a.
>
> It looks that in some genuine extension header handling cases of ipv6
> (not related to encapsulation), the original resubmission code REALLY
> requires one to re-read IP6CB(skb)->nhoff and refetch the nexthdr.
>
Is there any reason why the EH handlers can't read the nexthdr and return that?

Tom

> See ipv6_rthdr_rcv and ipv6_destopt_rcv for example:
>
> Snip from ipv6_rthdr_rcv:
>
>         struct inet6_skb_parm *opt = IP6CB(skb);
>
>                 opt->lastopt = opt->srcrt = skb_network_header_len(skb);
>                 skb->transport_header += (hdr->hdrlen + 1) << 3;
>                 opt->dst0 = opt->dst1;
>                 opt->dst1 = 0;
>                 opt->nhoff = (&hdr->nexthdr) - skb_network_header(skb);
>                 return 1;
>
> Snip from ipv6_destopt_rcv:
>
>                 opt = IP6CB(skb);
> #if IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_IPV6_MIP6)
>                 opt->nhoff = dstbuf;
> #else
>                 opt->nhoff = opt->dst1;
> #endif
>                 return 1;
>
> I think there are two "resubmission" cases:
>  1. original ipv6 extension header handling, which seem to require
>     nexthdr re-read (after IP6CB(skb)->nhoff re-assigned), as seen above
>  2. encapsulation resubmission (e.g. fou)
>
> One suggestion: we may identify the encapsulation case by returning the
> negative of the proto number.
>
> Another suggestion: we can take your approach, but execute the nexthdr
> re-read within ipv6_rthdr_rcv and ipv6_destopt_rcv (and similar
> inet6_protocol.handler functions).
>
> Regards,
> Shmulik

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