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Date:	Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:35:21 -0800
From:	Cong Wang <cwang@...pensource.com>
To:	Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>
Cc:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>,
	Nicolas Dichtel <nicolas.dichtel@...nd.com>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>,
	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: do not use rcu in rtnl_dump_ifinfo()

On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 9:19 AM, Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net> wrote:
> On 02/27/2015 06:07 PM, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>>
>> From: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
>>
>> We did a failed attempt in the past to only use rcu in rtnl dump
>> operations (commit e67f88dd12f6 "net: dont hold rtnl mutex during
>> netlink dump callbacks")
>>
>> Now that dumps are holding RTNL anyway, there is no need to also
>> use rcu locking, as it forbids any scheduling ability, like
>> GFP_KERNEL allocations that controlling path should use instead
>> of GFP_ATOMIC whenever possible.
>>
>> This should fix following splat Cong Wang reported :
>>
>> ===============================
>
>
> [ Btw, I think patchwork has an issue with above line when fetching
>   the mbox : it thinks commit description ends here. :(
>
>   Prefixing with a space char should help to not get it lost. ]

To save everyone's time, either fix patchwork or teach checkpatch.
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