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Date:   Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:40:10 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] net/rose: fix unbound loop in rose_loopback_timer()

From: Eric Dumazet <>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:35:00 -0700

> This patch adds a limit on the number of skbs that fuzzers can queue
> into loopback_queue. 1000 packets for rose loopback seems more than enough.
> Then, since we now have multiple cpus in most linux hosts,
> we also need to limit the number of skbs rose_loopback_timer()
> can dequeue at each round.
> rose_loopback_queue() can be drop-monitor friendly, calling
> consume_skb() or kfree_skb() appropriately.
> Finally, use mod_timer() instead of del_timer() + add_timer()
> syzbot report was :
> Fixes: 1da177e4c3f4 ("Linux-2.6.12-rc2")
> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>
> Reported-by: syzbot <>

Applied and queued up for -stable.


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