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Date:   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:54:44 -0400
From:   Stephen Suryaputra <>
Cc:, Stephen Suryaputra <>
Subject: [PATCH net,v2] vrf: Use orig netdev to count Ip6InNoRoutes and a fresh route lookup when sending dest unreach

When there is no route to an IPv6 dest addr, skb_dst(skb) points
to loopback dev in the case of that the IP6CB(skb)->iif is
enslaved to a vrf. This causes Ip6InNoRoutes to be incremented on the
loopback dev. This also causes the lookup to fail on icmpv6_send() and
the dest unreachable to not sent and Ip6OutNoRoutes gets incremented on
the loopback dev.

To reproduce:
* Gateway configuration:
	ip link add dev vrf_258 type vrf table 258
	ip link set dev enp0s9 master vrf_258
	ip addr add 66:1/64 dev enp0s9
	ip -6 route add unreachable default metric 8192 table 258
	sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.all.forwarding=1
	sysctl -w net.ipv6.conf.enp0s9.forwarding=1
* Sender configuration:
	ip addr add 66::2/64 dev enp0s9
	ip -6 route add default via 66::1
and ping 67::1 for example from the sender.

Fix this by counting on the original netdev and reset the skb dst to
force a fresh lookup.

v2: Fix typo of destination address in the repro steps.
Signed-off-by: Stephen Suryaputra <>
 net/ipv6/route.c | 22 ++++++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/ipv6/route.c b/net/ipv6/route.c
index e8c73b7782cd..3b026a310b3e 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/route.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/route.c
@@ -3772,23 +3772,33 @@ int ipv6_route_ioctl(struct net *net, unsigned int cmd, void __user *arg)
 static int ip6_pkt_drop(struct sk_buff *skb, u8 code, int ipstats_mib_noroutes)
-	int type;
 	struct dst_entry *dst = skb_dst(skb);
+	struct inet6_dev *idev = ip6_dst_idev(dst);
+	struct net *net = dev_net(dst->dev);
+	int type;
+	if (netif_is_l3_master(skb->dev) &&
+	    idev == __in6_dev_get(net->loopback_dev)) {
+		idev = __in6_dev_get_safely(dev_get_by_index_rcu(net, IP6CB(skb)->iif));  
+	}
 	switch (ipstats_mib_noroutes) {
 		type = ipv6_addr_type(&ipv6_hdr(skb)->daddr);
 		if (type == IPV6_ADDR_ANY) {
-			IP6_INC_STATS(dev_net(dst->dev),
-				      __in6_dev_get_safely(skb->dev),
-		IP6_INC_STATS(dev_net(dst->dev), ip6_dst_idev(dst),
-			      ipstats_mib_noroutes);
+		IP6_INC_STATS(net, idev, ipstats_mib_noroutes);
+	/* Start over by dropping the dst for l3mdev case */
+	if (netif_is_l3_master(skb->dev)) 
+		skb_dst_drop(skb);
 	icmpv6_send(skb, ICMPV6_DEST_UNREACH, code, 0);
 	return 0;

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