Patchwork the macvlan device causes SLAB corruption on network namespace exit.

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Submitter Anders Franzen
Date Nov. 24, 2010, 3:35 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/72904/
State Rejected
Delegated to: David Miller
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Anders Franzen - Nov. 24, 2010, 3:35 p.m.
When doing exit from a network namespace, cleanup functions are executed from
the function default_device_exit_batch.
In the macvlan device, this will generate a call to macvlan_dellink.
If it is the last macvlan using a ''lowerdev'' the port is

Later the a call to macvlan_stop is executed. when the macvlan_hash_del(vlan) is
executed, the memory of the already freed port will be corrupted.

Signed-off-by: Anders Franzen <>
 drivers/net/macvlan.c |    4 +++-
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)


diff --git a/drivers/net/macvlan.c b/drivers/net/macvlan.c
index 6ed577b..c1cddb6 100644
--- a/drivers/net/macvlan.c
+++ b/drivers/net/macvlan.c
@@ -338,7 +338,9 @@  static int macvlan_stop(struct net_device *dev)
 	dev_uc_del(lowerdev, dev->dev_addr);
-	macvlan_hash_del(vlan);
+	if (macvlan_port_exists(lowerdev))
+		macvlan_hash_del(vlan);
 	return 0;