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Date:	Mon, 01 Oct 2007 16:36:26 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <>
To:	"Denis V. Lunev" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] memory leak in netlink user->kernel processing

Denis V. Lunev wrote:
> netlink_kernel_create can be called with NULL as an input callback in several
> places, f.e. in kobject_uevent_init. This means that if one sends packet from
> user to kernel for such a socket, the packet will be leaked in the socket
> queue forever.
> This patch adds a simple generic cleanup callback for these sockets.

This should already be handled by netlink_getsockbypid:

        /* Don't bother queuing skb if kernel socket has no input
function */
        nlk = nlk_sk(sock);
        if ((nlk->pid == 0 && !nlk->data_ready) ||
            (sock->sk_state == NETLINK_CONNECTED &&
             nlk->dst_pid != nlk_sk(ssk)->pid)) {
                return ERR_PTR(-ECONNREFUSED);
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