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Date:	Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:29:11 -0500 (EST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net] net: do not use rcu in rtnl_dump_ifinfo()

From: Eric Dumazet <>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:42:50 -0800

> From: Eric Dumazet <>
> 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 :
> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>
> Fixes: commit 0c7aecd4bde4b7302 ("netns: add rtnl cmd to add and get peer netns ids")
> Cc: Nicolas Dichtel <>
> Reported-by: Cong Wang <>
> ---
>  v2: As suggested by Daniel, tweak the changelog to be patchwork compliant ;)

Applied, thanks Eric.
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