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Date:	Mon, 29 Nov 2010 02:00:41 +0300
From:	Evgeniy Polyakov <>
To:	Nagendra Tomar <>
	Eric Dumazet <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net-next: Fix __inet_inherit_port() to correctly
 increment bsockets and num_owners


On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 04:26:27PM -0800, Nagendra Tomar ( wrote:
> inet sockets corresponding to passive connections are added to the bind hash
> using ___inet_inherit_port(). These sockets are later removed from the bind 
> hash using __inet_put_port(). These two functions are not exactly symmetrical. 
> __inet_put_port() decrements hashinfo->bsockets and tb->num_owners, whereas 
> ___inet_inherit_port() does not increment them. This results in both of these 
> going to -ve values.
> This patch fixes this by calling inet_bind_hash() from ___inet_inherit_port(),
> which does the right thing.
> 'bsockets' and 'num_owners' were introduced by commit a9d8f9110d7e953c 
> (inet: Allowing more than 64k connections and heavily optimize bind(0))

Yup, things changed from that simple patch a lot.
Thanks for fixing it up.

	Evgeniy Polyakov
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