[ 32/79] ipv6: only static routes qualify for equal cost multipathing

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Fri Jul 26 2013 - 17:40:43 EST

3.10-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit 307f2fb95e9b96b3577916e73d92e104f8f26494 ]

Static routes in this case are non-expiring routes which did not get
configured by autoconf or by icmpv6 redirects.

To make sure we actually get an ecmp route while searching for the first
one in this fib6_node's leafs, also make sure it matches the ecmp route

a) Removed RTF_EXPIRE check in dst.from chain. The check of RTF_ADDRCONF
already ensures that this route, even if added again without
RTF_EXPIRES (in case of a RA announcement with infinite timeout),
does not cause the rt6i_nsiblings logic to go wrong if a later RA
updates the expiration time later.

a) Allow RTF_EXPIRES routes to enter the ecmp route set. We have to do so,
because an pmtu event could update the RTF_EXPIRES flag and we would
not count this route, if another route joins this set. We now filter
only for RTF_GATEWAY|RTF_ADDRCONF|RTF_DYNAMIC, which are flags that
don't get changed after rt6_info construction.

Cc: Nicolas Dichtel <nicolas.dichtel@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
net/ipv6/ip6_fib.c | 15 +++++++++++----
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/net/ipv6/ip6_fib.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/ip6_fib.c
@@ -632,6 +632,12 @@ insert_above:
return ln;

+static inline bool rt6_qualify_for_ecmp(struct rt6_info *rt)
+ return (rt->rt6i_flags & (RTF_GATEWAY|RTF_ADDRCONF|RTF_DYNAMIC)) ==
* Insert routing information in a node.
@@ -646,6 +652,7 @@ static int fib6_add_rt2node(struct fib6_
int add = (!info->nlh ||
(info->nlh->nlmsg_flags & NLM_F_CREATE));
int found = 0;
+ bool rt_can_ecmp = rt6_qualify_for_ecmp(rt);

ins = &fn->leaf;

@@ -691,9 +698,8 @@ static int fib6_add_rt2node(struct fib6_
* To avoid long list, we only had siblings if the
* route have a gateway.
- if (rt->rt6i_flags & RTF_GATEWAY &&
- !(rt->rt6i_flags & RTF_EXPIRES) &&
- !(iter->rt6i_flags & RTF_EXPIRES))
+ if (rt_can_ecmp &&
+ rt6_qualify_for_ecmp(iter))

@@ -715,7 +721,8 @@ static int fib6_add_rt2node(struct fib6_
/* Find the first route that have the same metric */
sibling = fn->leaf;
while (sibling) {
- if (sibling->rt6i_metric == rt->rt6i_metric) {
+ if (sibling->rt6i_metric == rt->rt6i_metric &&
+ rt6_qualify_for_ecmp(sibling)) {

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