netfilter QUEUE target and packet socket interactions buggy or
kaber at trash.net
Tue Sep 13 18:33:45 CEST 2005
Nuutti Kotivuori wrote:
> Appended here is a backtrace with the tg3 driver. Also, it seems that
> the bug cannot be reproduced with uniprocessor, only SMP.
> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000018
This means inode->i_security was NULL. AFAICT it is only set to NULL in
inode_free_security() when the inode is freed. This shouldn't happen
while the packet is queued since the skb should hold a reference to
the socket on the output path. So it could be some protocol forgetting
to increase the refcnt when taking a reference. What kind of packet
is this? And what kernel version are you running? Until recently
ip_conntrack did some fiddling with skb->sk which could lead to
a packet on the output path with skb->sk set but no reference taken.
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