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Date:   Sat, 25 Jul 2020 11:34:07 +0200
From:   Markus Elfring <>
To:     Xiyu Yang <>,
        Xin Tan <>,
        Alexey Kuznetsov <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Hideaki Yoshifuji <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ipv6: Fix nexthop reference count in

> When ip6_route_info_create() returns, local variable "nh" becomes
> invalid, so the refcount should be decreased to keep refcount balanced.

Can it be helpful to use the term “reference count” in consistent ways?

> Fix this issue

How do you think about to replace this wording by the tag “Fixes”?

>                by pulling up the error source routing handling when
> nexthops can not be used with source routing.

Does the movement of an if statement according to the check of the
data structure member “rt->fib6_src.plen” in an if branch really help here?


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