Patchwork [8/9] netfilter: bridge: refcount fix

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Date Oct. 1, 2009, 11:16 p.m.
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Comments - Oct. 1, 2009, 11:16 p.m.
2.6.27-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: Patrick McHardy <>

netfilter: bridge: refcount fix

Upstream commit f3abc9b9:

commit f216f082b2b37c4943f1e7c393e2786648d48f6f
([NETFILTER]: bridge netfilter: deal with martians correctly)
added a refcount leak on in_dev.

Instead of using in_dev_get(), we can use __in_dev_get_rcu(),
as netfilter hooks are running under rcu_read_lock(), as pointed
by Patrick.

Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>
Signed-off-by: Patrick McHardy <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 net/bridge/br_netfilter.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

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--- a/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c
@@ -358,7 +358,7 @@  static int br_nf_pre_routing_finish(stru
 				.proto = 0,
-			struct in_device *in_dev = in_dev_get(dev);
+			struct in_device *in_dev = __in_dev_get_rcu(dev);
 			/* If err equals -EHOSTUNREACH the error is due to a
 			 * martian destination or due to the fact that