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Date:   Mon, 25 May 2020 14:01:37 +0900
From:   Benjamin Poirier <>
Cc:     Nikolay Aleksandrov <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>,
        Jiri Pirko <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next] net: Avoid spurious rx_dropped increases with tap and rx_handler

Consider an skb which doesn't match a ptype_base/ptype_specific handler. If
this skb is delivered to a ptype_all handler, it does not count as a drop.
However, if the skb is also processed by an rx_handler which returns
RX_HANDLER_PASS, the frame is now counted as a drop because pt_prev was
reset. An example of this situation is an LLDP frame received on a bridge
port while lldpd is listening on a packet socket with ETH_P_ALL (ex. by
specifying `lldpd -c`).

Fix by adding an extra condition variable to record if the skb was
delivered to a packet tap before running an rx_handler.

The situation is similar for RX_HANDLER_EXACT frames so their accounting is
also changed. OTOH, the behavior is unchanged for RX_HANDLER_ANOTHER frames
- they are accounted according to what happens with the new skb->dev.

Fixes: caf586e5f23c ("net: add a core netdev->rx_dropped counter")
Message-Id: <>
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Poirier <>
 net/core/dev.c | 14 +++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
index ae37586f6ee8..07957a0f57e6 100644
--- a/net/core/dev.c
+++ b/net/core/dev.c
@@ -5061,11 +5061,11 @@ static inline int nf_ingress(struct sk_buff *skb, struct packet_type **pt_prev,
 static int __netif_receive_skb_core(struct sk_buff **pskb, bool pfmemalloc,
 				    struct packet_type **ppt_prev)
+	bool deliver_exact = false, rx_tapped = false;
 	struct packet_type *ptype, *pt_prev;
 	rx_handler_func_t *rx_handler;
 	struct sk_buff *skb = *pskb;
 	struct net_device *orig_dev;
-	bool deliver_exact = false;
 	int ret = NET_RX_DROP;
 	__be16 type;
@@ -5158,12 +5158,14 @@ static int __netif_receive_skb_core(struct sk_buff **pskb, bool pfmemalloc,
 		if (pt_prev) {
 			ret = deliver_skb(skb, pt_prev, orig_dev);
 			pt_prev = NULL;
+			rx_tapped = true;
 		switch (rx_handler(&skb)) {
 			ret = NET_RX_SUCCESS;
 			goto out;
+			rx_tapped = false;
 			goto another_round;
 			deliver_exact = true;
@@ -5234,11 +5236,13 @@ static int __netif_receive_skb_core(struct sk_buff **pskb, bool pfmemalloc,
 			goto drop;
 		*ppt_prev = pt_prev;
 	} else {
+		if (!rx_tapped) {
-		if (!deliver_exact)
-			atomic_long_inc(&skb->dev->rx_dropped);
-		else
-			atomic_long_inc(&skb->dev->rx_nohandler);
+			if (!deliver_exact)
+				atomic_long_inc(&skb->dev->rx_dropped);
+			else
+				atomic_long_inc(&skb->dev->rx_nohandler);
+		}
 		/* Jamal, now you will not able to escape explaining
 		 * me how you were going to use this. :-)

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