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Date:	Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:17:12 -0800
From:	Cong Wang <>
To:	Jay Vosburgh <>
Cc:	Eric Dumazet <>,
	Wengang <>,
	netdev <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bonding: clear header_ops when last slave detached (v2)

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Jay Vosburgh
<> wrote:
> Cong Wang <> wrote:
>>Also, no one seems to care about my previous question:
>>why only bonding has the problem?
>         Bonding has the problem because it stashes a pointer to a data
> structure (the header_ops) from another module, and when that module is
> unloaded the dangling pointer may be dereferenced if it's not either
> cleared or made to never go away.

I knew, please re-read my question, I was asking why ONLY bonding
has the problem, i.e. why not neigh or whatever else calling
header_ops->foo()? :)

As I said, I may miss some try_get_module() somewhere of course.
Needs more digging.
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