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Date:   Thu, 15 Dec 2022 15:46:33 +0100
From:   Eelco Chaudron <>
Subject: [PATCH net v3] openvswitch: Fix flow lookup to use unmasked key

The commit mentioned below causes the ovs_flow_tbl_lookup() function
to be called with the masked key. However, it's supposed to be called
with the unmasked key. This due to the fact that the datapath supports
installing wider flows, and OVS relies on this behavior. For example
if ipv4(src=, dst= exists, a wider
flow (smaller mask) of ipv4(src=,dst= is allowed to be added.

However, if we try to add a wildcard rule, the installation fails:

$ ovs-appctl dpctl/add-flow system@...P "in_port(1),eth_type(0x0800), \
  ipv4(src=,dst=,frag=no)" 2
$ ovs-appctl dpctl/add-flow system@...P "in_port(1),eth_type(0x0800), \
  ipv4(src=,dst=,frag=no)" 2
ovs-vswitchd: updating flow table (File exists)

The reason is that the key used to determine if the flow is already
present in the system uses the original key ANDed with the mask.
This results in the IP address not being part of the (miniflow) key,
i.e., being substituted with an all-zero value. When doing the actual
lookup, this results in the key wrongfully matching the first flow,
and therefore the flow does not get installed.

This change reverses the commit below, but rather than having the key
on the stack, it's allocated.

Fixes: 190aa3e77880 ("openvswitch: Fix Frame-size larger than 1024 bytes warning.")

Signed-off-by: Eelco Chaudron <>
Version history:
  v3: Updated commit message to explain the problem in more details.
  v2: Fixed ENOMEN error :( Forgot to do a stg refresh.

net/openvswitch/datapath.c |   25 ++++++++++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/openvswitch/datapath.c b/net/openvswitch/datapath.c
index 861dfb8daf4a..55b697c4d576 100644
--- a/net/openvswitch/datapath.c
+++ b/net/openvswitch/datapath.c
@@ -948,6 +948,7 @@ static int ovs_flow_cmd_new(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info)
 	struct sw_flow_mask mask;
 	struct sk_buff *reply;
 	struct datapath *dp;
+	struct sw_flow_key *key;
 	struct sw_flow_actions *acts;
 	struct sw_flow_match match;
 	u32 ufid_flags = ovs_nla_get_ufid_flags(a[OVS_FLOW_ATTR_UFID_FLAGS]);
@@ -975,24 +976,26 @@ static int ovs_flow_cmd_new(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info)
 	/* Extract key. */
-	ovs_match_init(&match, &new_flow->key, false, &mask);
+	key = kzalloc(sizeof(*key), GFP_KERNEL);
+	if (!key) {
+		error = -ENOMEM;
+		goto err_kfree_key;
+	}
+	ovs_match_init(&match, key, false, &mask);
 	error = ovs_nla_get_match(net, &match, a[OVS_FLOW_ATTR_KEY],
 				  a[OVS_FLOW_ATTR_MASK], log);
 	if (error)
 		goto err_kfree_flow;
+	ovs_flow_mask_key(&new_flow->key, key, true, &mask);
 	/* Extract flow identifier. */
 	error = ovs_nla_get_identifier(&new_flow->id, a[OVS_FLOW_ATTR_UFID],
-				       &new_flow->key, log);
+				       key, log);
 	if (error)
 		goto err_kfree_flow;
-	/* unmasked key is needed to match when ufid is not used. */
-	if (ovs_identifier_is_key(&new_flow->id))
-		match.key = new_flow->id.unmasked_key;
-	ovs_flow_mask_key(&new_flow->key, &new_flow->key, true, &mask);
 	/* Validate actions. */
 	error = ovs_nla_copy_actions(net, a[OVS_FLOW_ATTR_ACTIONS],
 				     &new_flow->key, &acts, log);
@@ -1019,7 +1022,7 @@ static int ovs_flow_cmd_new(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info)
 	if (ovs_identifier_is_ufid(&new_flow->id))
 		flow = ovs_flow_tbl_lookup_ufid(&dp->table, &new_flow->id);
 	if (!flow)
-		flow = ovs_flow_tbl_lookup(&dp->table, &new_flow->key);
+		flow = ovs_flow_tbl_lookup(&dp->table, key);
 	if (likely(!flow)) {
 		rcu_assign_pointer(new_flow->sf_acts, acts);
@@ -1089,6 +1092,8 @@ static int ovs_flow_cmd_new(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info)
 	if (reply)
 		ovs_notify(&dp_flow_genl_family, reply, info);
+	kfree(key);
 	return 0;
@@ -1098,6 +1103,8 @@ static int ovs_flow_cmd_new(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info)
 	ovs_flow_free(new_flow, false);
+	kfree(key);
 	return error;

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