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Date:	Mon, 14 Sep 2009 17:07:04 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] genetlink: fix netns vs. netlink table locking

From: Johannes Berg <>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:03:15 -0600

> Since my commits introducing netns awareness into
> genetlink we can get this problem:
> BUG: scheduling while atomic: modprobe/1178/0x00000002
> 2 locks held by modprobe/1178:
>  #0:  (genl_mutex){+.+.+.}, at: [<ffffffff8135ee1a>] genl_register_mc_grou
>  #1:  (rcu_read_lock){.+.+..}, at: [<ffffffff8135eeb5>] genl_register_mc_g
> Pid: 1178, comm: modprobe Not tainted 2.6.31-rc8-wl-34789-g95cb731-dirty #
> Call Trace:
>  [<ffffffff8103e285>] __schedule_bug+0x85/0x90
>  [<ffffffff81403138>] schedule+0x108/0x588
>  [<ffffffff8135b131>] netlink_table_grab+0xa1/0xf0
>  [<ffffffff8135c3a7>] netlink_change_ngroups+0x47/0x100
>  [<ffffffff8135ef0f>] genl_register_mc_group+0x12f/0x290
> because I overlooked that netlink_table_grab() will
> schedule, thinking it was just the rwlock. However,
> in the contention case, that isn't actually true.
> Fix this by letting the code grab the netlink table
> lock first and then the RCU for netns protection.
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <>

Applied, thanks.
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