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Date:   Sun, 17 Nov 2019 09:44:38 -0700
From:   David Ahern <>
To:     Sasha Levin <>,,
Cc:     Mike Manning <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.9 89/99] vrf: mark skb for multicast or
 link-local as enslaved to VRF

On 11/16/19 8:50 AM, Sasha Levin wrote:
> From: Mike Manning <>
> [ Upstream commit 6f12fa775530195a501fb090d092c637f32d0cc5 ]
> The skb for packets that are multicast or to a link-local address are
> not marked as being enslaved to a VRF, if they are received on a socket
> bound to the VRF. This is needed for ND and it is preferable for the
> kernel not to have to deal with the additional use-cases if ll or mcast
> packets are handled as enslaved. However, this does not allow service
> instances listening on unbound and bound to VRF sockets to distinguish
> the VRF used, if packets are sent as multicast or to a link-local
> address. The fix is for the VRF driver to also mark these skb as being
> enslaved to the VRF.
> Signed-off-by: Mike Manning <>
> Reviewed-by: David Ahern <>
> Tested-by: David Ahern <>
> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
> Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
> ---
>  drivers/net/vrf.c | 19 +++++++++----------
>  1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

backporting this patch and it's bug fix, "ipv6: Fix handling of LLA with
VRF and sockets bound to VRF" to 4.14 is a bit questionable. They
definitely do not need to come back to 4.9.

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