lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:21:50 -0500 (EST)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	dlstevens@...ibm.com
Cc:	eric.dumazet@...il.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	netdev-owner@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] ipv6: avoid taking locks at socket dismantle

From: David Stevens <dlstevens@...ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 16:07:16 -0500

>> From: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
>> 
>> ipv6_sock_mc_close() is called for ipv6 sockets at close time, and most
>> of them don't use multicast.
>> 
>> Add a test to avoid contention on a shared spinlock.
>> 
>> Same heuristic applies for ipv6_sock_ac_close(), to avoid contention
>> on a shared rwlock.
> 
>         What prevents a different thread from racing with the
> tests for NULL on these?

The socket is being torn apart, which means that operations on it's
FD are no longer possible, which means that no other thread can add
entries to these lists.
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe netdev" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Powered by blists - more mailing lists