IPV6: Fix default gateway criteria wrt. HIGH/LOW preference radv option
Pedro Ribeiro [Wed, 15 Oct 2008 22:47:49 +0000 (15:47 -0700)]
Problem observed:
               In IPv6, in the presence of multiple routers candidates to
               default gateway in one segment, each sending a different
               value of preference, the Linux hosts connected to the
               segment weren't selecting the right one in all the
               combinations possible of LOW/MEDIUM/HIGH preference.

This patch changes two files:
include/linux/icmpv6.h
               Get the "router_pref" bitfield in the right place
               (as RFC4191 says), named the bit left with this fix as
               "home_agent" (RFC3775 say that's his function)

net/ipv6/ndisc.c
               Corrects the binary logic behind the updating of the
               router preference in the flags of the routing table

Result:
               With this two fixes applied, the default route used by
               the system was to consistent with the rules mentioned
               in RFC4191 in case of changes in the value of preference
               in router advertisements

Signed-off-by: Pedro Ribeiro <pribeiro@net.ipl.pt>
Acked-by: YOSHIFUJI Hideaki <yoshfuji@linux-ipv6.org>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>

include/linux/icmpv6.h
net/ipv6/ndisc.c

index 0306744..a93a8dd 100644 (file)
@@ -40,16 +40,18 @@ struct icmp6hdr {
                 struct icmpv6_nd_ra {
                        __u8            hop_limit;
 #if defined(__LITTLE_ENDIAN_BITFIELD)
-                       __u8            reserved:4,
+                       __u8            reserved:3,
                                        router_pref:2,
+                                       home_agent:1,
                                        other:1,
                                        managed:1;
 
 #elif defined(__BIG_ENDIAN_BITFIELD)
                        __u8            managed:1,
                                        other:1,
+                                       home_agent:1,
                                        router_pref:2,
-                                       reserved:4;
+                                       reserved:3;
 #else
 #error "Please fix <asm/byteorder.h>"
 #endif
index 840b157..aae7ddc 100644 (file)
@@ -1199,7 +1199,7 @@ static void ndisc_router_discovery(struct sk_buff *skb)
                }
                neigh->flags |= NTF_ROUTER;
        } else if (rt) {
-               rt->rt6i_flags |= (rt->rt6i_flags & ~RTF_PREF_MASK) | RTF_PREF(pref);
+               rt->rt6i_flags = (rt->rt6i_flags & ~RTF_PREF_MASK) | RTF_PREF(pref);
        }
 
        if (rt)