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[PATCH 2/3] Lost locking in fl6_sock_lookup [message #21990] Thu, 18 October 2007 11:53 Go to previous message
Pavel Emelianov is currently offline  Pavel Emelianov
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This routine scans the ipv6_fl_list whose update is
protected with the socket lock and the ip6_sk_fl_lock.

Since the socket lock is not taken in the lookup, use
the other one.

Signed-off-by: Pavel Emelyanov <>


diff --git a/net/ipv6/ip6_flowlabel.c b/net/ipv6/ip6_flowlabel.c
index 8550df2..f40a086 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/ip6_flowlabel.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/ip6_flowlabel.c
@@ -190,14 +190,17 @@ struct ip6_flowlabel * fl6_sock_lookup(struct sock *sk, __be32 label)
+	read_lock_bh(&ip6_sk_fl_lock);
 	for (sfl=np->ipv6_fl_list; sfl; sfl = sfl->next) {
 		struct ip6_flowlabel *fl = sfl->fl;
 		if (fl->label == label) {
+			read_unlock_bh(&ip6_sk_fl_lock);
 			fl->lastuse = jiffies;
 			return fl;
+	read_unlock_bh(&ip6_sk_fl_lock);
 	return NULL;
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