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Date:	Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:09:44 +0200
From:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	vdavydov@...allels.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Possible deadlock in ipv6?

On Mon, 2012-06-11 at 23:54 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
> Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 17:58:34 +0200
> 
> > And it seems this neigh_down() can be removed, its called later
> > (after dev->ip6_ptr is cleared)
> 
> It is unclear whether we need to do the the neigh_down() in both
> the 'how' and '!how' cases.  If so then we can't make this change.
> 

Hmm...

Is it expected we send traffic on device dismantle ?

If no, we could do :

diff --git a/net/core/neighbour.c b/net/core/neighbour.c
index d81d026..16e0ddb 100644
--- a/net/core/neighbour.c
+++ b/net/core/neighbour.c
@@ -681,8 +681,6 @@ static int pneigh_ifdown(struct neigh_table *tbl, struct net_device *dev)
 		while ((n = *np) != NULL) {
 			if (!dev || n->dev == dev) {
 				*np = n->next;
-				if (tbl->pdestructor)
-					tbl->pdestructor(n);
 				if (n->dev)
 					dev_put(n->dev);
 				release_net(pneigh_net(n));


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