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Date:	Tue, 9 Sep 2008 11:07:42 +0400
From:	Alexey Dobriyan <>
To:	Patrick McHardy <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 16/33] netns ct: per-netns event cache

On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 08:12:27AM +0200, Patrick McHardy wrote:
> Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
>> Heh, last minute proof-reading of this patch made me think,
>> that this is actually unneeded, simply because "ct" pointers will be
>> different for different conntracks in different netns, just like they
>> are different in one netns.
>> Not so sure anymore.
> Its necessary because the cache needs to be flushed on netns exit
> and this is only allowed while its not in use anymore.
> I don't see anything in this series actually making sure nothing
> hits the cache on exit though. Am I missing something?

When netns refcount hits zero, netdevices in it will start dropping packets.
And there is synchronize_net() call before cache flush.

I think this is enough.

> Additionally (I might have missed a following patch moving it
> out though) this doesn't belong in the netns exit path:
> void nf_conntrack_cleanup(struct net *net)
> {
> 	rcu_assign_pointer(ip_ct_attach, NULL);
> ...
> 	rcu_assign_pointer(nf_ct_destroy, NULL);

This is dealt with in 17/33

Have you got 18/33, archives show it's missing?
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