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Date:	Fri, 5 Jan 2007 12:19:10 +0100
From:	Jarek Poplawski <jarkao2@...pl>
To:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, dlstevens@...ibm.com,
	greearb@...delatech.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH] devinet: inetdev_init out label moved after RCU assignment

On Fri, Jan 05, 2007 at 08:38:47PM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 05, 2007 at 07:38:44AM +0100, Jarek Poplawski wrote:
> > 
> > I'd only suggest to change "goto out;" to
> > "return NULL;" at the end of inetdev_init because
> > now RCU is engaged unnecessarily.
> 
> I agree.  The RCU assignment should come before the out label.
> Can you send a patch?

Why me? (I didn't spoil this!)

Cheers,
Jarek P.

PS: should be applied after David's Stevens patch from 2007.01.04
---

Subject: [PATCH] devinet: inetdev_init out label moved after RCU assignment

inetdev_init out label moved after RCU assignment
(final suggestion by Herbert Xu)

Signed-off-by: Jarek Poplawski <jarkao2@...pl>

---

diff -Nurp linux-2.6.20-rc3-/net/ipv4/devinet.c linux-2.6.20-rc3/net/ipv4/devinet.c
--- linux-2.6.20-rc3-/net/ipv4/devinet.c	2007-01-05 11:53:16.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.6.20-rc3/net/ipv4/devinet.c	2007-01-05 11:55:32.000000000 +0100
@@ -174,9 +174,10 @@ struct in_device *inetdev_init(struct ne
 	ip_mc_init_dev(in_dev);
 	if (dev->flags & IFF_UP)
 		ip_mc_up(in_dev);
-out:
+
 	/* we can receive as soon as ip_ptr is set -- do this last */
 	rcu_assign_pointer(dev->ip_ptr, in_dev);
+out:
 	return in_dev;
 out_kfree:
 	kfree(in_dev);
-
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