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Subject[PATCH 5.4 17/46] macvlan: schedule bc_work even if error
From: Menglong Dong <>

[ Upstream commit 1d7ea55668878bb350979c377fc72509dd6f5b21 ]

While enqueueing a broadcast skb to port->bc_queue, schedule_work()
is called to add port->bc_work, which processes the skbs in
bc_queue, to "events" work queue. If port->bc_queue is full, the
skb will be discarded and schedule_work(&port->bc_work) won't be
called. However, if port->bc_queue is full and port->bc_work is not
running or pending, port->bc_queue will keep full and schedule_work()
won't be called any more, and all broadcast skbs to macvlan will be
discarded. This case can happen:

macvlan_process_broadcast() is the pending function of port->bc_work,
it moves all the skbs in port->bc_queue to the queue "list", and
processes the skbs in "list". During this, new skbs will keep being
added to port->bc_queue in macvlan_broadcast_enqueue(), and
port->bc_queue may already full when macvlan_process_broadcast()
return. This may happen, especially when there are a lot of real-time
threads and the process is preempted.

Fix this by calling schedule_work(&port->bc_work) even if
port->bc_work is full in macvlan_broadcast_enqueue().

Fixes: 412ca1550cbe ("macvlan: Move broadcasts into a work queue")
Signed-off-by: Menglong Dong <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
drivers/net/macvlan.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/net/macvlan.c
+++ b/drivers/net/macvlan.c
@@ -359,10 +359,11 @@ static void macvlan_broadcast_enqueue(st

+ schedule_work(&port->bc_work);
if (err)
goto free_nskb;

- schedule_work(&port->bc_work);


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