Re: POSSIBLE BUG: selftests/net/ [FAIL] in vrf "bind - ns-B IPv6 LLA" test

From: Guillaume Nault
Date: Wed May 31 2023 - 14:12:32 EST

On Wed, May 24, 2023 at 02:17:09PM +0200, Mirsad Todorovac wrote:
> Hi,

Hi Mirsad,

> The very recent 6.4-rc3 kernel build with AlmaLinux 8.7 on LENOVO 10TX000VCR
> desktop box fails one test:
> [root@host net]# ./
> [...]
> TEST: ping out, vrf device+address bind - ns-B loopback IPv6 [ OK ]
> TEST: ping out, vrf device+address bind - ns-B IPv6 LLA [FAIL]
> TEST: ping in - ns-A IPv6 [ OK ]
> [...]
> Tests passed: 887
> Tests failed: 1
> [root@host net]#

This test also fails on -net. The problem is specific to ping sockets
(same test passes with raw sockets). I believe this test has always
failed since started using net.ipv4.ping_group_range
(commit e71b7f1f44d3 ("selftests: add ping test with ping_group_range

The executed command is:

ip netns exec ns-A ip vrf exec red /usr/bin/ping6 -c1 -w1 -I 2001:db8:3::1 fe80::a846:b5ff:fe4c:da4e%eth1

So ping6 is executed inside VRF 'red' and sets .sin6_scope_id to 'eth1'
(which is a slave device of VRF 'red'). Therefore, we have
sk->sk_bound_dev_if == 'red' and .sin6_scope_id == 'eth1'. This fails
because ping_v6_sendmsg() expects them to be equal:

static int ping_v6_sendmsg(struct sock *sk, struct msghdr *msg, size_t len)
if (__ipv6_addr_needs_scope_id(ipv6_addr_type(daddr)))
oif = u->sin6_scope_id;
if ((__ipv6_addr_needs_scope_id(addr_type) && !oif) ||
(addr_type & IPV6_ADDR_MAPPED) ||
(oif && sk->sk_bound_dev_if && oif != sk->sk_bound_dev_if)) <-- oif='eth1', but ->sk_bound_dev_if='red'
return -EINVAL;

I believe this condition should be relaxed to allow the case where
->sk_bound_dev_if is oif's master device (and maybe there are other
VRF cases to also consider).