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Date:	Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:26:07 +0800
From:	Ding Tianhong <>
To:	Cong Wang <>, <>,
	Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>
Subject: Re: [Patch net] ipv6,mcast: always hold idev->lock before mca_lock

On 2013/6/27 11:42, Hannes Frederic Sowa wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 11:09:44AM +0800, Cong Wang wrote:
>> On Thu, 2013-06-27 at 00:58 +0200, Hannes Frederic Sowa wrote:
>>> I do confirm that if this last hunk is applied the idev->addr_list
>>> traversal
>>> is safe.
>>> Please let me know if no one is working on this, I would rebase it
>>> then. 
>> I will rebase my patch on latest net-next. I am assuming this patch
>> looks good to you...
> Yes, I am fine with the apporach you took. Perhaps you could describe
> why the non-idev-locked call to__ipv6_get_lladdr-call is ok in that place.
> Thanks a lot,
>   Hannes
I think the problem is clear:

				--__ipv6_get_lladdr(..)		(after the patch, so it is protect by the idev->lock)
				--->ipv6_get_lladdr(...){	(before the patch)

so i think it is clear to describe the reason.

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