[Olsr-dev] strange log message when received netlink error

Henning Rogge (spam-protected)
Fri Mar 29 01:40:34 CET 2013

Okay, that explains a few of the problems.

I would suggest we add some more filters in the HNA and TC input code.
We must prevent malformed data to get into the OLSR database from
other nodes. If a message contains such data, we should just drop it.

What do you think?

Henning Rogge

On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 1:26 AM, Saverio Proto <(spam-protected)> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am back to the topic:
> Received netlink error code Invalid argument (-22)
> I tracked down the problem. The fact is that in our network we are
> testing plugins that are unstable, so we have unstable routers pushing
> impossible routes to neighbors. We have networks with '0'netmask, or
> with '0' as a gateway. Wow !
> the point is that the current code is not handling the case were an
> impossible route is pushed to the kernel with a netlink socket, and
> the kernel replies -22.
> Until the buggy routers are online we get messages like:
> Mar 26 23:43:30 svn olsrd[28208]: Add route from
> via, cost 32.361, metric 6, v 525918:
> Resource temporarily unavailable
> Mar 26 23:43:30 svn olsrd[28208]: Received netlink error code Invalid
> argument (-22)
> When the buggy routers go offline, the route will expire and we get
> the same message forver but this time is a "Del route" message.
> So when the route expires we get infinites retries of deleting this
> route from the kernel because the route exists in the olsrd process
> database.
> In src/process_routes.c line 343 we delete the route from the
> datastructure only of deletion from Kernel was successfull.
> Where is the right point of the code to handle this situation ?
> Saverio

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