Patchwork [3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "ipv6: take rtnl_lock and mark mrt6 table as freed on" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Luis Henriques
Date Aug. 6, 2013, 9:36 a.m.
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Luis Henriques - Aug. 6, 2013, 9:36 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    ipv6: take rtnl_lock and mark mrt6 table as freed on

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

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From dbf257286f89a0116ca8ef4233c38fc4cce8fbc7 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Hannes Frederic Sowa <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:45:53 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] ipv6: take rtnl_lock and mark mrt6 table as freed on
 namespace cleanup

commit 905a6f96a1b18e490a75f810d733ced93c39b0e5 upstream.

Otherwise we end up dereferencing the already freed net->ipv6.mrt pointer
which leads to a panic (from Srivatsa S. Bhat):

BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffff882018552020
IP: [<ffffffffa0366b02>] ip6mr_sk_done+0x32/0xb0 [ipv6]
PGD 290a067 PUD 207ffe0067 PMD 207ff1d067 PTE 8000002018552060
Modules linked in: ebtable_nat ebtables nfs fscache nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_defrag_ipv4 ipt_REJECT xt_CHECKSUM iptable_mangle iptable_filter ip_tables nfsd lockd nfs_acl exportfs auth_rpcgss autofs4 sunrpc 8021q garp bridge stp llc ip6t_REJECT nf_conntrack_ipv6 nf_defrag_ipv6 xt_state nf_conntrack ip6table_filter
+ip6_tables ipv6 vfat fat vhost_net macvtap macvlan vhost tun kvm_intel kvm uinput iTCO_wdt iTCO_vendor_support cdc_ether usbnet mii microcode i2c_i801 i2c_core lpc_ich mfd_core shpchp ioatdma dca mlx4_core be2net wmi acpi_cpufreq mperf ext4 jbd2 mbcache dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log dm_mod
CPU: 0 PID: 7 Comm: kworker/u33:0 Not tainted 3.11.0-rc1-ea45e-a #4
Hardware name: IBM  -[8737R2A]-/00Y2738, BIOS -[B2E120RUS-1.20]- 11/30/2012
Workqueue: netns cleanup_net
task: ffff8810393641c0 ti: ffff881039366000 task.ti: ffff881039366000
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa0366b02>]  [<ffffffffa0366b02>] ip6mr_sk_done+0x32/0xb0 [ipv6]
RSP: 0018:ffff881039367bd8  EFLAGS: 00010286
RAX: ffff881039367fd8 RBX: ffff882018552000 RCX: dead000000200200
RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: ffff881039367b68 RDI: ffff881039367b68
RBP: ffff881039367bf8 R08: ffff881039367b68 R09: 2222222222222222
R10: 2222222222222222 R11: 2222222222222222 R12: ffff882015a7a040
R13: ffff882014eb89c0 R14: ffff8820289e2800 R15: 0000000000000000
FS:  0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff88103fc00000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
CR2: ffff882018552020 CR3: 0000000001c0b000 CR4: 00000000000407f0
 ffff881039367c18 ffff882014eb89c0 ffff882015e28c00 0000000000000000
 ffff881039367c18 ffffffffa034d9d1 ffff8820289e2800 ffff882014eb89c0
 ffff881039367c58 ffffffff815bdecb ffffffff815bddf2 ffff882014eb89c0
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffffa034d9d1>] rawv6_close+0x21/0x40 [ipv6]
 [<ffffffff815bdecb>] inet_release+0xfb/0x220
 [<ffffffff815bddf2>] ? inet_release+0x22/0x220
 [<ffffffffa032686f>] inet6_release+0x3f/0x50 [ipv6]
 [<ffffffff8151c1d9>] sock_release+0x29/0xa0
 [<ffffffff81525520>] sk_release_kernel+0x30/0x70
 [<ffffffffa034f14b>] icmpv6_sk_exit+0x3b/0x80 [ipv6]
 [<ffffffff8152fff9>] ops_exit_list+0x39/0x60
 [<ffffffff815306fb>] cleanup_net+0xfb/0x1a0
 [<ffffffff81075e3a>] process_one_work+0x1da/0x610
 [<ffffffff81075dc9>] ? process_one_work+0x169/0x610
 [<ffffffff81076390>] worker_thread+0x120/0x3a0
 [<ffffffff81076270>] ? process_one_work+0x610/0x610
 [<ffffffff8107da2e>] kthread+0xee/0x100
 [<ffffffff8107d940>] ? __init_kthread_worker+0x70/0x70
 [<ffffffff8162a99c>] ret_from_fork+0x7c/0xb0
 [<ffffffff8107d940>] ? __init_kthread_worker+0x70/0x70
Code: 20 48 89 5d e8 4c 89 65 f0 4c 89 6d f8 66 66 66 66 90 4c 8b 67 30 49 89 fd e8 db 3c 1e e1 49 8b 9c 24 90 08 00 00 48 85 db 74 06 <4c> 39 6b 20 74 20 bb f3 ff ff ff e8 8e 3c 1e e1 89 d8 4c 8b 65
RIP  [<ffffffffa0366b02>] ip6mr_sk_done+0x32/0xb0 [ipv6]
 RSP <ffff881039367bd8>
CR2: ffff882018552020

Reported-by: Srivatsa S. Bhat <>
Tested-by: Srivatsa S. Bhat <>
Signed-off-by: Hannes Frederic Sowa <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <>
 net/ipv6/ip6mr.c | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)



diff --git a/net/ipv6/ip6mr.c b/net/ipv6/ip6mr.c
index 461e47c..65dff8a 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/ip6mr.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/ip6mr.c
@@ -256,10 +256,12 @@  static void __net_exit ip6mr_rules_exit(struct net *net)
 	struct mr6_table *mrt, *next;

+	rtnl_lock();
 	list_for_each_entry_safe(mrt, next, &net->ipv6.mr6_tables, list) {
+	rtnl_unlock();
@@ -286,7 +288,10 @@  static int __net_init ip6mr_rules_init(struct net *net)

 static void __net_exit ip6mr_rules_exit(struct net *net)
+	rtnl_lock();
+	net->ipv6.mrt6 = NULL;
+	rtnl_unlock();