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Date:	Tue, 9 Sep 2008 11:07:26 +0400
From:	Alexey Dobriyan <>
To:	Patrick McHardy <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/33] netns ct: per-netns expectations

On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 07:49:34AM +0200, Patrick McHardy wrote:
> Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
>> Make per-netns a) expectation hash and b) expectations count.
>> Expectations always belongs to netns to which it's master conntrack belong.
>> This is natural and doesn't bloat expectation.
>> Proc files and leaf users are stubbed to init_net, this is temporary.
> Looks fine, applied.
>> @@ -406,7 +404,7 @@ int nf_ct_expect_related(struct nf_conntrack_expect *expect)
>>  		}
>>  	}
>>  -	if (nf_ct_expect_count >= nf_ct_expect_max) {
>> +	if (net->ct.expect_count >= nf_ct_expect_max) {
>>  		if (net_ratelimit())
>>  			printk(KERN_WARNING
>>  			       "nf_conntrack: expectation table full\n");
> I assume these message are globally visible even with namespaces?
> Can we make this (and the corresponding ct hash message) refer to
> the namespace? Otherwise it might be a bit confusing.

This is somewhat peculiar situation.

netns doesn't have unique ID like, say, ifindex.

The only number related to netns is "struct net *". They can be
distinguised by pointer value, but userspace when does clone(CLONE_NEWNET)
do not, obviously, control it and after creation doesn't have a way to find
it out.

And if we print with "%p, net" kernelspace pointer get exposed which is
not nice.
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