Commit 865b8042 authored by David Ward's avatar David Ward Committed by David S. Miller
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net/ipv4: suppress NETDEV_UP notification on address lifetime update

This notification causes the FIB to be updated, which is not needed
because the address already exists, and more importantly it may undo
intentional changes that were made to the FIB after the address was
originally added. (As a point of comparison, when an address becomes
deprecated because its preferred lifetime expired, a notification on
this chain is not generated.)

The motivation for this commit is fixing an incompatibility between
DHCP clients which set and update the address lifetime according to
the lease, and a commercial VPN client which replaces kernel routes
in a way that outbound traffic is sent only through the tunnel (and
disconnects if any further route changes are detected via netlink).

Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid Ward <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 76b91c32
......@@ -882,7 +882,6 @@ static int inet_rtm_newaddr(struct sk_buff *skb, struct nlmsghdr *nlh)
&check_lifetime_work, 0);
rtmsg_ifa(RTM_NEWADDR, ifa, nlh, NETLINK_CB(skb).portid);
blocking_notifier_call_chain(&inetaddr_chain, NETDEV_UP, ifa);
return 0;
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