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Date:	Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:05:21 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] phonet: Sort out initiailziation and cleanup code.

From: (Eric W. Biederman)
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:35:39 -0700

> Recently an oops was reported in phonet if there was a failure during
> network namespace creation.
> After investigation it turns out there were two issues.
> 1) Phonet was not implementing network devices but was using register_pernet_device
>    instead of register_pernet_subsys.
>    This was allowing there to be cases when phonenet was not initialized and
>    the phonet net_generic was not set for a network namespace when network
>    device events were being reported on the netdevice_notifier for a network
>    namespace leading to the oops above.
> 2) phonet_exit_net was implementing a confusing and special case of handling all
>    network devices from going away that it was hard to see was correct, and would
>    only occur when the phonet module was removed.
>    Now that unregister_netdevice_notifier has been modified to synthesize unregistration
>    events for the network devices that are extant when called this confusing special
>    case in phonet_exit_net is no longer needed.
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>

Also applied, thanks Eric.
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