Commit f410a1fb authored by Stephen Hemminger's avatar Stephen Hemminger Committed by David S. Miller
Browse files

ipv6: protocol for address routes

This fixes a problem spotted with zebra, but not sure if it is
necessary a kernel problem.  With IPV6 when an address is added to an
interface, Zebra creates a duplicate RIB entry, one as a connected
route, and other as a kernel route.

When an address is added to an interface the RTN_NEWADDR message
causes Zebra to create a connected route. In IPV4 when an address is
added to an interface a RTN_NEWROUTE message is set to user space with
the protocol RTPROT_KERNEL. Zebra ignores these messages, because it
already has the connected route.

The problem is that route created in IPV6 has route protocol ==
RTPROT_BOOT.  Was this a design decision or a bug? This fixes it. Same
patch applies to both net-2.6 and stable.
Signed-off-by: default avatarStephen Hemminger <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent fdc0bde9
......@@ -1688,6 +1688,7 @@ addrconf_prefix_route(struct in6_addr *pfx, int plen, struct net_device *dev,
.fc_dst_len = plen,
.fc_flags = RTF_UP | flags,
.fc_nlinfo.nl_net = dev_net(dev),
.fc_protocol = RTPROT_KERNEL,
ipv6_addr_copy(&cfg.fc_dst, pfx);
Markdown is supported
0% or .
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment