Missing skb->dst with flow offloading

Pablo Neira Ayuso pablo at netfilter.org
Wed May 30 20:05:47 CEST 2018

Hi Jason,

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 02:01:05AM +0200, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> Hey Pablo,
> Some OpenWRT people have reported to me that there's a crash when
> enabling flow offloading, because I rely on skb_dst(skb) being
> non-null in ndo_start_xmit. The fix in my code for this is very
> simple:
> - mtu = dst_mtu(skb_dst(skb));
> + dst = skb_dst(skb);
> + mtu = dst ? dst_mtu(dst) : dev->mtu;
> I can make this change, but I wanted to be certain first that omitting
> the dst in the skb is intentional on your part. (If so, there might be
> other drivers to fix as well.) In tracing this, it looks like a packet
> that's forwarded from a flow offloaded interface to a virtual
> interface gets diverted immediately via neigh_xmit, where it is then
> passed to a virtual interface via dev_queue_xmit. I can't see anywhere
> along this path a call to skb_dst_set. Perhaps this is intended, as
> flow offloading is supposed to skip the routing table? Or is there an
> oversight in the new flow offloading code?
> I'd appreciate your input, so that I can make the appropriate change
> -- or not -- to my code.

If there a more drivers in-tree that need this, we may add
skb_dst_set_noref() calls to _hook function in the flowtable codebase.

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