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Date:	Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:36:06 -0700
From:	Kamal Mostafa <>
Cc:	Sjur Brændeland <>,
	Dmitry Tarnyagin <>,
	Nicolas Dichtel <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Kamal Mostafa <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.13.y-ckt 78/80] caif: remove wrong dev_net_set() call

3.13.11-ckt17 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Nicolas Dichtel <>

commit 8997c27ec41127bf57421cc0205413d525421ddc upstream.

src_net points to the netns where the netlink message has been received. This
netns may be different from the netns where the interface is created (because
the user may add IFLA_NET_NS_[PID|FD]). In this case, src_net is the link netns.

It seems wrong to override the netns in the newlink() handler because if it
was not already src_net, it means that the user explicitly asks to create the
netdevice in another netns.

CC: Sjur Brændeland <>
CC: Dmitry Tarnyagin <>
Fixes: 8391c4aab1aa ("caif: Bugfixes in CAIF netdevice for close and flow control")
Fixes: c41254006377 ("caif-hsi: Add rtnl support")
Signed-off-by: Nicolas Dichtel <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <>
 drivers/net/caif/caif_hsi.c | 1 -
 net/caif/chnl_net.c         | 1 -
 2 files changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/caif/caif_hsi.c b/drivers/net/caif/caif_hsi.c
index 5e40a8b..b3b922a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/caif/caif_hsi.c
+++ b/drivers/net/caif/caif_hsi.c
@@ -1415,7 +1415,6 @@ static int caif_hsi_newlink(struct net *src_net, struct net_device *dev,
 	cfhsi = netdev_priv(dev);
 	cfhsi_netlink_parms(data, cfhsi);
-	dev_net_set(cfhsi->ndev, src_net);
 	get_ops = symbol_get(cfhsi_get_ops);
 	if (!get_ops) {
diff --git a/net/caif/chnl_net.c b/net/caif/chnl_net.c
index 7344a8f..a25a2ed 100644
--- a/net/caif/chnl_net.c
+++ b/net/caif/chnl_net.c
@@ -471,7 +471,6 @@ static int ipcaif_newlink(struct net *src_net, struct net_device *dev,
 	caifdev = netdev_priv(dev);
 	caif_netlink_parms(data, &caifdev->conn_req);
-	dev_net_set(caifdev->netdev, src_net);
 	ret = register_netdevice(dev);
 	if (ret)

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