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Date:	Wed, 12 Sep 2007 04:02:55 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 11/16] net: Make device event notification network
 namespace safe

From: (Eric W. Biederman)
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 15:27:11 -0600

> Every user of the network device notifiers is either a protocol
> stack or a pseudo device.  If a protocol stack that does not have
> support for multiple network namespaces receives an event for a
> device that is not in the initial network namespace it quite possibly
> can get confused and do the wrong thing.
> To avoid problems until all of the protocol stacks are converted
> this patch modifies all netdev event handlers to ignore events on
> devices that are not in the initial network namespace.
> As the rest of the code is made network namespace aware these
> checks can be removed.
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>

Applied, thanks.
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