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Date:   Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:45:54 -0800 (PST)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] af_key: unconditionally clone on broadcast

From: Sean Tranchetti <>
Date: Thu,  7 Feb 2019 13:33:21 -0700

> Attempting to avoid cloning the skb when broadcasting by inflating
> the refcount with sock_hold/sock_put while under RCU lock is dangerous
> and violates RCU principles. It leads to subtle race conditions when
> attempting to free the SKB, as we may reference sockets that have
> already been freed by the stack.
> Suggested-by: Eric Dumazet <>
> Signed-off-by: Sean Tranchetti <>
> ---
> Realized I never actually sent this patch out after testing the changes
> Eric recommended. Whoops. Better late then never, I suppose...

Steffen, I assume you will review and pick this up.


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