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Subject[net] net: seg6: fix seg6_lookup_any_nexthop() to handle VRFs using flowi_l3mdev
Commit 40867d74c374 ("net: Add l3mdev index to flow struct and avoid oif
reset for port devices") adds a new entry (flowi_l3mdev) in the common
flow struct used for indicating the l3mdev index for later rule and
table matching.
The l3mdev_update_flow() has been adapted to properly set the
flowi_l3mdev based on the flowi_oif/flowi_iif. In fact, when a valid
flowi_iif is supplied to the l3mdev_update_flow(), this function can
update the flowi_l3mdev entry only if it has not yet been set (i.e., the
flowi_l3mdev entry is equal to 0).

The SRv6 End.DT6 behavior in VRF mode leverages a VRF device in order to
force the routing lookup into the associated routing table. This routing
operation is performed by seg6_lookup_any_nextop() preparing a flowi6
data structure used by ip6_route_input_lookup() which, in turn,
(indirectly) invokes l3mdev_update_flow().

However, seg6_lookup_any_nexthop() does not initialize the new
flowi_l3mdev entry which is filled with random garbage data. This
prevents l3mdev_update_flow() from properly updating the flowi_l3mdev
with the VRF index, and thus SRv6 End.DT6 (VRF mode)/DT46 behaviors are

This patch correctly initializes the flowi6 instance allocated and used
by seg6_lookup_any_nexhtop(). Specifically, the entire flowi6 instance
is wiped out: in case new entries are added to flowi/flowi6 (as happened
with the flowi_l3mdev entry), we should no longer have incorrectly
initialized values. As a result of this operation, the value of
flowi_l3mdev is also set to 0.

The proposed fix can be tested easily. Starting from the commit
referenced in the Fixes, selftests [1],[2] indicate that the SRv6
End.DT6 (VRF mode)/DT46 behaviors no longer work correctly. By applying
this patch, those behaviors are back to work properly again.

[1] - tools/testing/selftests/net/
[2] - tools/testing/selftests/net/

Fixes: 40867d74c374 ("net: Add l3mdev index to flow struct and avoid oif reset for port devices")
Reported-by: Anton Makarov <>
Signed-off-by: Andrea Mayer <>
net/ipv6/seg6_local.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/net/ipv6/seg6_local.c b/net/ipv6/seg6_local.c
index 9fbe243a0e81..98a34287439c 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/seg6_local.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/seg6_local.c
@@ -218,6 +218,7 @@ seg6_lookup_any_nexthop(struct sk_buff *skb, struct in6_addr *nhaddr,
struct flowi6 fl6;
int dev_flags = 0;

+ memset(&fl6, 0, sizeof(fl6));
fl6.flowi6_iif = skb->dev->ifindex;
fl6.daddr = nhaddr ? *nhaddr : hdr->daddr;
fl6.saddr = hdr->saddr;
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