Re: somewhat reproducable vimage panic

From: Kristof Provost <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 10:09:25 +0200
On 23 Jul 2020, at 9:19, Kristof Provost wrote:
> On 23 Jul 2020, at 0:15, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
>> So, it's pretty easy to trigger, just attach a couple USB ethernet
>> adapters, in my case, they were ure, but likely any two spare 
>> ethernet
>> interfaces will work, and wire them back to back..
> I’ve been able to trigger it using epair as well:
> `sudo sh testinterfaces.txt epair0a epair0b`
> I did have to comment out the waitcarrier() check.
I’ve done a little bit of digging, and I think I’m starting to see 
how this breaks.

This always affects the jailed vlan interfaces. They’re getting 
deleted, but the ifp doesn’t go away just yet because it’s still in 
use by the multicast code.
The multicast code does its cleanup in task queues, so by the time it 
gets around to doing that the ifp is already marked as dying and the 
vnet is gone.
There are still references to the ifp though, and when the multicast 
code tries to do its cleanup we get the panic.

This hack stops the panic for me, but I don’t know if this is the best 

	diff --git a/sys/net/if.c b/sys/net/if.c
	index 59dd38267cf..bd0c87eddf1 100644
	--- a/sys/net/if.c
	+++ b/sys/net/if.c
	_at__at_ -3681,6 +3685,10 _at__at_ if_delmulti_ifma_flags(struct ifmultiaddr *ifma, 
int flags)
	 			ifp = NULL;
	+	if (ifp && ifp->if_flags & IFF_DYING)
	+		return;
	 	 * If and only if the ifnet instance exists: Acquire the address 
	diff --git a/sys/netinet/in_mcast.c b/sys/netinet/in_mcast.c
	index 39fc82c5372..6493e2a5bfb 100644
	--- a/sys/netinet/in_mcast.c
	+++ b/sys/netinet/in_mcast.c
	_at__at_ -623,7 +623,7 _at__at_ inm_release(struct in_multi *inm)

	 	/* XXX this access is not covered by IF_ADDR_LOCK */
	 	CTR2(KTR_IGMPV3, "%s: purging ifma %p", __func__, ifma);
	-	if (ifp != NULL) {
	+	if (ifp != NULL && (ifp->if_flags & IFF_DYING) == 0) {
	 		free(inm, M_IPMADDR);

Best regards,
Received on Thu Jul 23 2020 - 06:09:31 UTC

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