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Date:	Tue, 20 Nov 2007 14:14:25 +0100
From:	Laszlo Attila Toth <panther@...abit.hu>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, netfilter-devel@...r.kernel.org,
	Laszlo Attila Toth <panther@...abit.hu>
Subject: [PATCHv6 1/3] rtnetlink: setlink changes are unprotected; with single notification

In do_setlink the device changes don't need to be protected. Notification
is sent at the end of the function once if any modification occured
and once if an address has been changed.

Signed-off-by: Laszlo Attila Toth <panther@...abit.hu>
---
 net/core/rtnetlink.c |   32 ++++++++++++++++++++------------
 1 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/core/rtnetlink.c b/net/core/rtnetlink.c
index 4a07e83..20cb67e 100644
--- a/net/core/rtnetlink.c
+++ b/net/core/rtnetlink.c
@@ -542,7 +542,7 @@ int rtnl_put_cacheinfo(struct sk_buff *skb, struct dst_entry *dst, u32 id,
 
 EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(rtnl_put_cacheinfo);
 
-static void set_operstate(struct net_device *dev, unsigned char transition)
+static int set_operstate(struct net_device *dev, unsigned char transition)
 {
 	unsigned char operstate = dev->operstate;
 
@@ -562,11 +562,10 @@ static void set_operstate(struct net_device *dev, unsigned char transition)
 	}
 
 	if (dev->operstate != operstate) {
-		write_lock_bh(&dev_base_lock);
 		dev->operstate = operstate;
-		write_unlock_bh(&dev_base_lock);
-		netdev_state_change(dev);
-	}
+		return 1;
+	} else
+		return 0;
 }
 
 static void copy_rtnl_link_stats(struct rtnl_link_stats *a,
@@ -860,6 +859,7 @@ static int do_setlink(struct net_device *dev, struct ifinfomsg *ifm,
 	if (tb[IFLA_BROADCAST]) {
 		nla_memcpy(dev->broadcast, tb[IFLA_BROADCAST], dev->addr_len);
 		send_addr_notify = 1;
+		modified = 1;
 	}
 
 	if (ifm->ifi_flags || ifm->ifi_change) {
@@ -872,16 +872,22 @@ static int do_setlink(struct net_device *dev, struct ifinfomsg *ifm,
 		dev_change_flags(dev, flags);
 	}
 
-	if (tb[IFLA_TXQLEN])
-		dev->tx_queue_len = nla_get_u32(tb[IFLA_TXQLEN]);
+	if (tb[IFLA_TXQLEN]) {
+		if (dev->tx_queue_len != nla_get_u32(tb[IFLA_TXQLEN])) {
+			dev->tx_queue_len = nla_get_u32(tb[IFLA_TXQLEN]);
+			modified = 1;
+		}
+	}
 
-	if (tb[IFLA_OPERSTATE])
-		set_operstate(dev, nla_get_u8(tb[IFLA_OPERSTATE]));
+	if (tb[IFLA_OPERSTATE]) {
+		modified |= set_operstate(dev, nla_get_u8(tb[IFLA_OPERSTATE]));
+	}
 
 	if (tb[IFLA_LINKMODE]) {
-		write_lock_bh(&dev_base_lock);
-		dev->link_mode = nla_get_u8(tb[IFLA_LINKMODE]);
-		write_unlock_bh(&dev_base_lock);
+		if (dev->link_mode != nla_get_u8(tb[IFLA_LINKMODE])) {
+			dev->link_mode = nla_get_u8(tb[IFLA_LINKMODE]);
+			modified = 1;
+		}
 	}
 
 	err = 0;
@@ -895,6 +901,8 @@ errout:
 
 	if (send_addr_notify)
 		call_netdevice_notifiers(NETDEV_CHANGEADDR, dev);
+	if (modified)
+		netdev_state_change(dev);
 	return err;
 }
 
-- 
1.5.2.5

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