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Date:	Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:08:28 +0200
From:	Steffen Klassert <>
To:	Subash Abhinov Kasiviswanathan <>
CC:	<>, <>,
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] xfrm: Add option to reset oif in xfrm lookup

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 06:34:32PM -0600, Subash Abhinov Kasiviswanathan wrote:
> We are seeing incorrect routing when tunneling packets over an
> interface and sending it over another interface. This scenario
> worked on 3.18 (and earlier) and failed on 4.4 kernel. The rules
> / routes / policies were the same across kernels.
> Commit 42a7b32b73d6 ("xfrm: Add oif to dst lookups") allowed
> preservation of the oif from a raw packet to a transformed packet.
> This causes issues with forwarding scenarios where the
> existing oif causes an incorrect route lookup.
> Create a new sysctl which resets oif in xfrm policy. Default value
> is 0 which means that oif is preserved on transform.

Please don't try to workaround a bug with a sysctl.
If we have a bug here, we should fix it. Choosing
between bug A and bug B with a sysctl is not what
we are doing ;)

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