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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.14 03/35] neighbor: Call __ipv4_neigh_lookup_noref in neigh_xmit

On Sun, Jun 09, 2019 at 06:42:09PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> From: David Ahern <>
> [ Upstream commit 4b2a2bfeb3f056461a90bd621e8bd7d03fa47f60 ]
> Commit cd9ff4de0107 changed the key for IFF_POINTOPOINT devices to
> INADDR_ANY but neigh_xmit which is used for MPLS encapsulations was not
> updated to use the altered key. The result is that every packet Tx does
> a lookup on the gateway address which does not find an entry, a new one
> is created only to find the existing one in the table right before the
> insert since arp_constructor was updated to reset the primary key. This
> is seen in the allocs and destroys counters:
> ip -s -4 ntable show | head -10 | grep alloc
> which increase for each packet showing the unnecessary overhread.
> Fix by having neigh_xmit use __ipv4_neigh_lookup_noref for NEIGH_ARP_TABLE.
> Fixes: cd9ff4de0107 ("ipv4: Make neigh lookup keys for loopback/point-to-point devices be INADDR_ANY")
> Reported-by: Alan Maguire <>
> Signed-off-by: David Ahern <>
> Tested-by: Alan Maguire <>
> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
> ---

This commit also requires the following commit:

commit 9b3040a6aafd7898ece7fc7efcbca71e42aa8069
Author: David Ahern <>
Date: Sun May 5 11:16:20 2019 -0700

ipv4: Define __ipv4_neigh_lookup_noref when CONFIG_INET is disabled

Define __ipv4_neigh_lookup_noref to return NULL when CONFIG_INET is disabled.

Fixes: 4b2a2bfeb3f0 ("neighbor: Call __ipv4_neigh_lookup_noref in neigh_xmit")
Reported-by: kbuild test robot <>
Signed-off-by: David Ahern <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>

And this is also necessary for 4.4.y, 4.14.y, 4.19.y and 5.1.y.
Please apply this commit.

Best regards,

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