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Date:	Fri, 19 Oct 2007 11:37:02 +0400
From:	Pavel Emelyanov <>
To:	David Miller <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/4] Fix race between sk_filter reassign and sk_clone()

David Miller wrote:
> From: Olof Johansson <>
> Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 21:29:47 -0500
>> So, looks like rcu_dereference() returned NULL. I don't know the
>> filter code at all, but it seems like it might be a valid case?
>> sk_detach_filter() seems to handle a NULL sk_filter, at least.
>> So, this needs review by someone who knows the filter, but it fixes the
>> problem for me:

Yes. The NULL filter is a valid case, when there are no
filters attached at all. So this fix is correct.

Thanks, Olof. Sorry, Dave :(

>> Signed-off-by: Olof Johansson <>

Acked-by: Pavel Emelyanov <>

> I've applied this for now to my net-2.6 tree, thanks Olof
> for tracking this down.
> Pavel please take a look at this and let me know if it should
> fixed in some other way.
> Thanks!

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