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Date:	Mon, 16 May 2016 21:38:53 -0700
From:	Joe Stringer <joe@....org>
To:	Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org>
Cc:	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>, netfilter-devel@...r.kernel.org,
	Florian Westphal <fw@...len.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] netfilter: nf_conntrack: Use net_mutex for helper unregistration.

On 6 May 2016 at 04:03, Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org> wrote:
> Hi Joe,
>
> On Thu, May 05, 2016 at 03:50:37PM -0700, Joe Stringer wrote:
>> diff --git a/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_helper.c b/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_helper.c
>> index 3b40ec575cd5..6860b19be406 100644
>> --- a/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_helper.c
>> +++ b/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_helper.c
>> @@ -449,10 +449,10 @@ void nf_conntrack_helper_unregister(struct nf_conntrack_helper *me)
>>        */
>>       synchronize_rcu();
>>
>> -     rtnl_lock();
>> +     mutex_lock(&net_mutex);
>>       for_each_net(net)
>>               __nf_conntrack_helper_unregister(me, net);
>> -     rtnl_unlock();
>> +     mutex_unlock(&net_mutex);
>
> This simple solution works because we have no .exit callbacks in any
> of our helpers. Otherwise, the helper code may be already gone by when
> the worker has a chance to run to release the netns.
>
> If so, probably I can append this as comment to this function so we
> don't forget. If we ever have .exit callbacks (I don't expect so), we
> would need to wait for worker completion.

Hi Pablo,

Did you want me to re-spin this patch or look into another approach?

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