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Date:   Tue, 13 Oct 2020 14:41:18 +0200
From:   Nicolas Dichtel <>
To:     Steffen Klassert <>,
        Xin Long <>
Cc:, Herbert Xu <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH ipsec] xfrm: interface: fix the priorities for ipip and
 ipv6 tunnels

Le 13/10/2020 à 11:28, Steffen Klassert a écrit :
> On Thu, Oct 08, 2020 at 04:13:24PM +0800, Xin Long wrote:
>> As Nicolas noticed in his case, when xfrm_interface module is installed
>> the standard IP tunnels will break in receiving packets.
>> This is caused by the IP tunnel handlers with a higher priority in xfrm
>> interface processing incoming packets by xfrm_input(), which would drop
>> the packets and return 0 instead when anything wrong happens.
>> Rather than changing xfrm_input(), this patch is to adjust the priority
>> for the IP tunnel handlers in xfrm interface, so that the packets would
>> go to xfrmi's later than the others', as the others' would not drop the
>> packets when the handlers couldn't process them.
>> Note that IPCOMP also defines its own IPIP tunnel handler and it calls
>> xfrm_input() as well, so we must make its priority lower than xfrmi's,
>> which means having xfrmi loaded would still break IPCOMP. We may seek
>> another way to fix it in xfrm_input() in the future.
>> Reported-by: Nicolas Dichtel <>
>> Tested-by: Nicolas Dichtel <>
>> Fixes: da9bbf0598c9 ("xfrm: interface: support IPIP and IPIP6 tunnels processing with .cb_handler")
>> FIxes: d7b360c2869f ("xfrm: interface: support IP6IP6 and IP6IP tunnels processing with .cb_handler")
>> Signed-off-by: Xin Long <>
> Applied, thanks a lot Xin!
Is it possible to queue this for stable branches?

Thank you,

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