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Date:	Wed, 22 May 2013 19:04:08 -0700
From:	Eric Dumazet <>
To:	dingtianhong <>
Cc:	Jay Vosburgh <>,
	Andy Gospodarek <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Eric Dumazet <>,
	Netdev <>, Li Zefan <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bonding: add synchronize_net() after

On Thu, 2013-05-23 at 09:57 +0800, dingtianhong wrote:
> commit 00cfec3 (net: add a synchronize_net() in netdev_rx_handler_unregister())
> add a synchronize_net() in netdev_rx_handler_unregister() to guarantee the
> rx_handler is NULL when rx_handler_data is a non NULL in rcu_read_lock().
> so the caller should not use netdev_rx_handler_unregister in atomic as it may
> schedule and sleep, the bonding release met the problem.
> the commit fcd99434f (bonding: get netdev_rx_handler_unregister out of locks)
> fix the bug in bond release, but there is no action to guarantee the
> rx_handler_data is NULL when bond release, so add synchronize_net() behind
> netdev_rx_handler_unregister() to guarantee it.
> This patch adds more comments to netdev_rx_handler_unregister(), as its more
> reasonable.
> Signed-off-by: Ding Tianhong <>
> ---
>  drivers/net/bonding/bond_main.c | 2 ++
>  net/core/dev.c                  | 3 +++
>  2 files changed, 5 insertions(+)

I NACK this patch. This makes absolutely no sense to me.

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