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Date:	Thu, 12 May 2016 13:55:53 -0700
From:	Eric Dumazet <>
To:	Alexander Duyck <>
Cc:	Alexander Duyck <>,
	Netdev <>,
	David Miller <>,
	Thomas Graf <>, Tom Herbert <>,
	Jiri Benc <>
Subject: Re: [net-next PATCH v2] udp: Resolve NULL pointer dereference over
 flow-based vxlan device

On Thu, 2016-05-12 at 13:27 -0700, Alexander Duyck wrote:

> I'm assuming this was using skb_dst(skb)->dev in order to allow for
> use of this function by other callers since the original function
> __udp4_lib_lookup_skb was using that.  If we change this then it
> reduces the likelihood of the code being reusable by other callers.
> In such a case I would probably want to go through and also rename the
> functions to make sure they are tagged as being GRO specific.

__udp4_lib_lookup_skb() should use skb->dev as well,
or get the net pointer from its caller.

It is called from __udp4_lib_rcv() and this one simply does :

struct net *net = dev_net(skb->dev);

So for consistency (and small performance gain) I would suggest :

diff --git a/net/ipv4/udp.c b/net/ipv4/udp.c
index f67f52ba4809..d9006f2d28eb 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/udp.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/udp.c
@@ -604,7 +604,7 @@ static inline struct sock *__udp4_lib_lookup_skb(struct sk_buff *skb,
        const struct iphdr *iph = ip_hdr(skb);
-       return __udp4_lib_lookup(dev_net(skb_dst(skb)->dev), iph->saddr, sport,
+       return __udp4_lib_lookup(dev_net(skb->dev), iph->saddr, sport,
                                 iph->daddr, dport, inet_iif(skb),
                                 udptable, skb);

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