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Avoid double reference decrement when firewalls force relooping of packets

Authored by eri on Jul 9 2015, 12:14 PM.



When firewalls force a reloop of packets and the caller supplied a route the reference to the route might be reduced twice creating issues.
This is especially the scenario when a packet is looped because of operation in the firewall but the new route lookup gives a down route.

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eri updated this revision to Diff 6817.Jul 9 2015, 12:14 PM
eri retitled this revision from to Avoid double reference decrement when firewalls force relooping of packets.
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gnn added a reviewer: rwatson.Jul 24 2015, 1:33 PM
eri added a comment.Jul 24 2015, 5:26 PM

It would be more visible if you take this into consideration

gnn accepted this revision.Jul 27 2015, 3:08 PM
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This is approved for the tree but I would like you to amend this review with a test that we can use to agree that this fix works.

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Jul 27 2015, 3:08 PM
eri added a comment.Jul 29 2015, 5:54 PM

A test case is for example trying to change the fib to use when forwarding a packet by the firewall.
Also the route need to point to an route that is marked down for some reason...(like interface is not in up state).
Load pf/ipfw and try changing the fib to be used with appropriate rules this will trigger the bug.

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