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Date:	Wed, 12 Sep 2007 02:52:44 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 03/16] net: Basic network namespace infrastructure.

From: (Eric W. Biederman)
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 15:15:34 -0600

> This is the basic infrastructure needed to support network
> namespaces.  This infrastructure is:
> - Registration functions to support initializing per network
>   namespace data when a network namespaces is created or destroyed.
> - struct net.  The network namespace data structure.
>   This structure will grow as variables are made per network
>   namespace but this is the minimal starting point.
> - Functions to grab a reference to the network namespace.
>   I provide both get/put functions that keep a network namespace
>   from being freed.  And hold/release functions serve as weak references
>   and will warn if their count is not zero when the data structure
>   is freed.  Useful for dealing with more complicated data structures
>   like the ipv4 route cache.
> - A list of all of the network namespaces so we can iterate over them.
> - A slab for the network namespace data structure allowing leaks
>   to be spotted.
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>

I realize there are some discussions about naming and fixing
some races, but I applied this anyways so we can make some
forward progress.

We can make name changes and fixes on top of this initial work.
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