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Subjectbridge/netfilter: regression in

I'm getting a oops in the bridge code in br_change_mtu() with
The patch below seems to fix that.

I'm not sure about the usage of dst_cow_metrics_generic() in
fake_dst_ops, but after having a quick look at it seems to be ok to use
that here.



From 3c1d5951af73389798afeea672ec224e195b8e8d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Alexander Holler <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 20:43:06 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] bridge: add dst_cow_metrics_generic to fake_dst_ops

Commit 42923465fb8d025a2b5153f2e7ab1e6e1058bf00 does here what it
should prevent, it introduces NULL a dereference.

The above commit uses dst_init_metrics() which sets the metrics as
read only. As result br_change_mtu() dies in dst_metric_set()
which calls dst_metrics_write_ptr() which calls
dst->ops->cow_metrics() if the metrics are read only.
net/bridge/br_netfilter.c | 1 +
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c b/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c
index 5f9c091..de982a1 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_netfilter.c
@@ -107,6 +107,7 @@ static void fake_update_pmtu(struct dst_entry *dst,
u32 mtu)
static struct dst_ops fake_dst_ops = {
.family = AF_INET,
.protocol = cpu_to_be16(ETH_P_IP),
+ .cow_metrics = dst_cow_metrics_generic,
.update_pmtu = fake_update_pmtu,


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