[PATCH 4.11 07/84] net: ipv6: Release route when device is unregistering

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Jul 03 2017 - 10:01:38 EST

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


From: David Ahern <dsahern@xxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit 8397ed36b7c585f8d3e06c431f4137309124f78f ]

Roopa reported attempts to delete a bond device that is referenced in a
multipath route is hanging:

$ ifdown bond2 # ifupdown2 command that deletes virtual devices
unregister_netdevice: waiting for bond2 to become free. Usage count = 2

Steps to reproduce:
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/ignore_routes_with_linkdown
ip link add dev bond12 type bond
ip link add dev bond13 type bond
ip addr add 2001:db8:2::0/64 dev bond12
ip addr add 2001:db8:3::0/64 dev bond13
ip route add 2001:db8:33::0/64 nexthop via 2001:db8:2::2 nexthop via 2001:db8:3::2
ip link del dev bond12
ip link del dev bond13

The root cause is the recent change to keep routes on a linkdown. Update
the check to detect when the device is unregistering and release the
route for that case.

Fixes: a1a22c12060e4 ("net: ipv6: Keep nexthop of multipath route on admin down")
Reported-by: Roopa Prabhu <roopa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David Ahern <dsahern@xxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Roopa Prabhu <roopa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
include/linux/netdevice.h | 5 +++++
net/ipv6/route.c | 1 +
2 files changed, 6 insertions(+)

--- a/include/linux/netdevice.h
+++ b/include/linux/netdevice.h
@@ -4232,6 +4232,11 @@ static inline const char *netdev_name(co
return dev->name;

+static inline bool netdev_unregistering(const struct net_device *dev)
+ return dev->reg_state == NETREG_UNREGISTERING;
static inline const char *netdev_reg_state(const struct net_device *dev)
switch (dev->reg_state) {
--- a/net/ipv6/route.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/route.c
@@ -2804,6 +2804,7 @@ static int fib6_ifdown(struct rt6_info *
if ((rt->dst.dev == dev || !dev) &&
rt != adn->net->ipv6.ip6_null_entry &&
(rt->rt6i_nsiblings == 0 ||
+ (dev && netdev_unregistering(dev)) ||
return -1;