Commit bbfcd776 authored by Ido Schimmel's avatar Ido Schimmel Committed by David S. Miller

ipv6: Do not consider linkdown nexthops during multipath

When the 'ignore_routes_with_linkdown' sysctl is set, we should not
consider linkdown nexthops during route lookup.

While the code correctly verifies that the initially selected route
('match') has a carrier, it does not perform the same check in the
subsequent multipath selection, resulting in a potential packet loss.

In case the chosen route does not have a carrier and the sysctl is set,
choose the initially selected route.

Fixes: 35103d11 ("net: ipv6 sysctl option to ignore routes when nexthop link is down")
Signed-off-by: default avatarIdo Schimmel <>
Acked-by: default avatarDavid Ahern <>
Acked-by: default avatarAndy Gospodarek <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent d7aa04a5
......@@ -472,6 +472,11 @@ static struct rt6_info *rt6_multipath_select(struct rt6_info *match,
&match->rt6i_siblings, rt6i_siblings) {
if (route_choosen == 0) {
struct inet6_dev *idev = sibling->rt6i_idev;
if (!netif_carrier_ok(sibling-> &&
if (rt6_score_route(sibling, oif, strict) < 0)
match = sibling;
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