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Date:	Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:29:41 +0200
From:	Veaceslav Falico <vfalico@...hat.com>
To:	"Alexander Y. Fomichev" <git.user@...il.com>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Is it normal to have cross namespace symlinks?

On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 07:13:16PM +0400, Alexander Y. Fomichev wrote:
>On Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:12:05 +0200
>Veaceslav Falico <vfalico@...hat.com> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 02:38:16PM +0400, Alexander Y. Fomichev wrote:
>> >Hello guys!
>> >
>> >Recently i switched to 3.14.x stable branch and i've got a bunch of
>> >warnings:
>> >
>> >[   44.717746] ------------[ cut here ]------------
>> >[   44.717750] WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 7007 at fs/sysfs/dir.c:52
>> >sysfs_warn_dup+0x86/0xa0() [   44.717751] sysfs: cannot create
>> >duplicate filename
>> >'/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.4/0000:05:00.0/net/eth1/upper_eth1'
>> >
>> >[   37.759856] ------------[ cut here ]------------
>> >[   37.759863] WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 3822 at fs/sysfs/dir.c:52
>> >sysfs_warn_dup+0x86/0xa0() [   37.759864] sysfs: cannot create
>> >duplicate filename '/devices/virtual/net/bond0/upper_eth0'
>> >....
>> >
>> >It was triggered by renaming of macvlan interfaces in a freshly
>> >created network namespaces. Just start two lxc containers one by one
>> >with macvlans on the same lowerdev and rename devices inside
>> >containers (with the same name) and voila.
>> >v
>> >I investigated problem a bit and i see that code in net/core/dev.c
>> >which working with sysfs symlinks upper_dev / lower_dev is absolutely
>> >unaware of namespaces. I mean code which uses functions
>> >netdev_adjacent_sysfs_del,netdev_adjacent_sysfs_add
>> >netdev_adjacent_rename_links,dev_change_name
>> >just not takes into account that dev and adj_dev could be in a
>> >different namespaces.
>>
>> That's indeed so. When I've implemented it, I indeed didn't take into
>> account net_ns, my bad.
>>
>> Before the code, though, I'm not sure on how exactly to fix this. The
>> only idea which comes to mind is to prohibit inter-net_ns symlinks
>> (which can be done without much hassle) - i.e. to remove/add them on
>> net_ns change, and to prohibit creating them on adding an inter-ns
>> upper links.
>
>uh.. seems like this is a first and only what come to mind. At least i
>have something similar in my local tree. Though it looks pretty ugly and
>required two ad-hoc functions traversing both adj_list(s). Though
>again it works as expected in both directions so i attached it just in
>case.

It doesn't really matter in this case, as adj_lists are small, and the
renaming happens once per reboot.

Anyway, feel free to post it. Even if it doesn't get accepted, it'll be a
good starting point.

>
>> However, as I definitely lack experience using net_ns, maybe there are
>> other, better way, to fix this?
>
>I can not say with confidence.. Someone of namespace guys better be
>here.  as far as i can see the most notable thing in this context,
>netdev belongs to only one net_ns at any one time and a little sense to
>have a symlink on non-existent device.

Yep, agreed.

Thank you!

>
>-- 
>
>Best regards.
>        Alexander Y. Fomichev <Aleksandr.Fomichev@...ru>
>	        +7-495-662-88-88 ext. 11346

>diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
>index b65a505..683cedf 100644
>--- a/net/core/dev.c
>+++ b/net/core/dev.c
>@@ -4889,7 +4889,8 @@ static void __netdev_adjacent_dev_remove(struct net_device *dev,
> 	if (adj->master)
> 		sysfs_remove_link(&(dev->dev.kobj), "master");
> 
>-	if (netdev_adjacent_is_neigh_list(dev, dev_list))
>+	if (netdev_adjacent_is_neigh_list(dev, dev_list) &&
>+		net_eq(dev_net(dev),dev_net(adj_dev)))
> 		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_del(dev, adj_dev->name, dev_list);
> 
> 	list_del_rcu(&adj->list);
>@@ -5159,11 +5160,65 @@ void netdev_upper_dev_unlink(struct net_device *dev,
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(netdev_upper_dev_unlink);
> 
>+void netdev_adjacent_add_links(struct net_device *dev)
>+{
>+	struct netdev_adjacent *iter;
>+
>+	struct net *net = dev_net(dev);
>+
>+	list_for_each_entry(iter, &dev->adj_list.upper, list) {
>+		if (!net_eq(net,dev_net(iter->dev)))
>+			continue;
>+		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_add(iter->dev, dev,
>+					  &iter->dev->adj_list.lower);
>+		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_add(dev, iter->dev,
>+					  &dev->adj_list.upper);
>+	}
>+
>+	list_for_each_entry(iter, &dev->adj_list.lower, list) {
>+		if (!net_eq(net,dev_net(iter->dev)))
>+			continue;
>+		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_add(iter->dev, dev,
>+					  &iter->dev->adj_list.upper);
>+		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_add(dev, iter->dev,
>+					  &dev->adj_list.lower);
>+	}
>+}
>+
>+void netdev_adjacent_del_links(struct net_device *dev)
>+{
>+	struct netdev_adjacent *iter;
>+
>+	struct net *net = dev_net(dev);
>+
>+	list_for_each_entry(iter, &dev->adj_list.upper, list) {
>+		if (!net_eq(net,dev_net(iter->dev)))
>+			continue;
>+		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_del(iter->dev, dev->name,
>+					  &iter->dev->adj_list.lower);
>+		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_del(dev, iter->dev->name,
>+					  &dev->adj_list.upper);
>+	}
>+
>+	list_for_each_entry(iter, &dev->adj_list.lower, list) {
>+		if (!net_eq(net,dev_net(iter->dev)))
>+			continue;
>+		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_del(iter->dev, dev->name,
>+					  &iter->dev->adj_list.upper);
>+		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_del(dev, iter->dev->name,
>+					  &dev->adj_list.lower);
>+	}
>+}
>+
> void netdev_adjacent_rename_links(struct net_device *dev, char *oldname)
> {
> 	struct netdev_adjacent *iter;
> 
>+	struct net *net = dev_net(dev);
>+
> 	list_for_each_entry(iter, &dev->adj_list.upper, list) {
>+		if (!net_eq(net,dev_net(iter->dev)))
>+			continue;
> 		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_del(iter->dev, oldname,
> 					  &iter->dev->adj_list.lower);
> 		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_add(iter->dev, dev,
>@@ -5171,6 +5226,8 @@ void netdev_adjacent_rename_links(struct net_device *dev, char *oldname)
> 	}
> 
> 	list_for_each_entry(iter, &dev->adj_list.lower, list) {
>+		if (!net_eq(net,dev_net(iter->dev)))
>+			continue;
> 		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_del(iter->dev, oldname,
> 					  &iter->dev->adj_list.upper);
> 		netdev_adjacent_sysfs_add(iter->dev, dev,
>@@ -6771,8 +6828,10 @@ int dev_change_net_namespace(struct net_device *dev, struct net *net, const char
> 	dev_uc_flush(dev);
> 	dev_mc_flush(dev);
> 
>+
> 	/* Send a netdev-removed uevent to the old namespace */
> 	kobject_uevent(&dev->dev.kobj, KOBJ_REMOVE);
>+	netdev_adjacent_del_links(dev);
> 
> 	/* Actually switch the network namespace */
> 	dev_net_set(dev, net);
>@@ -6787,6 +6846,7 @@ int dev_change_net_namespace(struct net_device *dev, struct net *net, const char
> 
> 	/* Send a netdev-add uevent to the new namespace */
> 	kobject_uevent(&dev->dev.kobj, KOBJ_ADD);
>+	netdev_adjacent_add_links(dev);
> 
> 	/* Fixup kobjects */
> 	err = device_rename(&dev->dev, dev->name);

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