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Date:   Tue, 14 May 2019 15:40:44 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net v3] rtnetlink: always put IFLA_LINK for links with
 a link-netnsid

From: Sabrina Dubroca <>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 15:12:19 +0200

> Currently, nla_put_iflink() doesn't put the IFLA_LINK attribute when
> iflink == ifindex.
> In some cases, a device can be created in a different netns with the
> same ifindex as its parent. That device will not dump its IFLA_LINK
> attribute, which can confuse some userspace software that expects it.
> For example, if the last ifindex created in init_net and foo are both
> 8, these commands will trigger the issue:
>     ip link add parent type dummy                   # ifindex 9
>     ip link add link parent netns foo type macvlan  # ifindex 9 in ns foo
> So, in case a device puts the IFLA_LINK_NETNSID attribute in a dump,
> always put the IFLA_LINK attribute as well.
> Thanks to Dan Winship for analyzing the original OpenShift bug down to
> the missing netlink attribute.
> v2: change Fixes tag, it's been here forever, as Nicolas Dichtel said
>     add Nicolas' ack
> v3: change Fixes tag
>     fix subject typo, spotted by Edward Cree
> Analyzed-by: Dan Winship <>
> Fixes: d8a5ec672768 ("[NET]: netlink support for moving devices between network namespaces.")
> Signed-off-by: Sabrina Dubroca <>
> Acked-by: Nicolas Dichtel <>

Applied and queued up for -stable, thank you.

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