netfilter: nft_set_rbtree: Detect partial overlaps on insertion

...and return -ENOTEMPTY to the front-end in this case, instead of
proceeding. Currently, nft takes care of checking for these cases
and not sending them to the kernel, but if we drop the set_overlap()
call in nft we can end up in situations like:

 # nft add table t
 # nft add set t s '{ type inet_service ; flags interval ; }'
 # nft add element t s '{ 1 - 5 }'
 # nft add element t s '{ 6 - 10 }'
 # nft add element t s '{ 4 - 7 }'
 # nft list set t s
 table ip t {
 	set s {
 		type inet_service
 		flags interval
 		elements = { 1-3, 4-5, 6-7 }

This change has the primary purpose of making the behaviour
consistent with nft_set_pipapo, but is also functional to avoid
inconsistent behaviour if userspace sends overlapping elements for
any reason.

v2: When we meet the same key data in the tree, as start element while
    inserting an end element, or as end element while inserting a start
    element, actually check that the existing element is active, before
    resetting the overlap flag (Pablo Neira Ayuso)

Signed-off-by: Stefano Brivio <>
Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <>
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