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Date:	Mon, 19 Mar 2007 00:36:53 +0200
From:	"Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@....mellanox.co.il>
To:	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederman@...i.com>
Cc:	"Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@....mellanox.co.il>,
	Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	general@...ts.openfabrics.org
Subject: Re: [ofa-general] Re: dst_ifdown breaks infiniband?

> Quoting Eric W. Biederman <ebiederman@...i.com>:
> Subject: Re: [ofa-general] Re: dst_ifdown breaks infiniband?
> 
> "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@....mellanox.co.il> writes:
> 
> >> > Why is neighbour->dev changed here?
> >> 
> >> It holds reference to device and prevents its destruction.
> >> If dst is held somewhere, we cannot destroy the device and deadlock
> >> while unregister.
> >
> > BTW, can this ever happen for the loopback device itself?
> > Is it ever unregistered?
> 
> Well I don't think the loopback device is currently but as soon
> as we get network namespace support we will have multiple loopback
> devices and they will get unregistered when we remove the network
> namespace.

Hmm. Then the code moving dst->dev to point to the loopback
device will have to be fixed too. I'll post a patch a bit later.

-- 
MST
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