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Date:	Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:11:14 +0200
From:	Daniel Lezcano <>
Subject: [PATCH net-2.6] packet : remove init_net restriction

The af_packet protocol is used by Perl to do ioctls as reported by
Stephane Riviere:

"Net::RawIP relies on SIOCGIFADDR et SIOCGIFHWADDR to get the IP and MAC
addresses of the network interface."

But in a new network namespace these ioctl fail because it is disabled for
a namespace different from the init_net_ns.

These two lines should not be there as af_inet and af_packet are
namespace aware since a long time now. I suppose we forget to remove these
lines because we sent the af_packet first, before af_inet was supported.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Lezcano <>
Reported-by: Stephane Riviere <>
 net/packet/af_packet.c |    2 --
 1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/packet/af_packet.c b/net/packet/af_packet.c
index cc90363..243946d 100644
--- a/net/packet/af_packet.c
+++ b/net/packet/af_packet.c
@@ -2169,8 +2169,6 @@ static int packet_ioctl(struct socket *sock, unsigned int cmd,
-		if (!net_eq(sock_net(sk), &init_net))
-			return -ENOIOCTLCMD;
 		return inet_dgram_ops.ioctl(sock, cmd, arg);

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