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Date:	Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:22:05 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] inet: frags: remove the WARN_ON from

From: Nikolay Aleksandrov <>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:44:01 +0100

> The WARN_ON in inet_evict_bucket can be triggered by a valid case:
> inet_frag_kill and inet_evict_bucket can be running in parallel on the
> same queue which means that there has been at least one more ref added
> by a previous inet_frag_find call, but inet_frag_kill can delete the
> timer before inet_evict_bucket which will cause the WARN_ON() there to
> trigger since we'll have refcnt!=1. Now, this case is valid because the
> queue is being "killed" for some reason (removed from the chain list and
> its timer deleted) so it will get destroyed in the end by one of the
> inet_frag_put() calls which reaches 0 i.e. refcnt is still valid.
> CC: Florian Westphal <>
> CC: Eric Dumazet <>
> CC: Patrick McLean <>
> Fixes: b13d3cbfb8e8 ("inet: frag: move eviction of queues to work queue")
> Reported-by: Patrick McLean <>
> Signed-off-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <>
> ---
> I'm sending this as a separate patch so the race fix doesn't get blocked
> in case I'm wrong and also it's a different issue.

Also applied, thanks.
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