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Date:   Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:24:15 -0700
From:   Cong Wang <>
To:     Nicolas Dichtel <>
Cc:     Linux Kernel Network Developers <>
Subject: Re: [Patch net-next 2/2] netns: avoid disabling irq for netns id

On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 9:39 AM, Cong Wang <> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 1:12 AM, Nicolas Dichtel
> <> wrote:
>> Le 02/09/2016 à 06:53, Cong Wang a écrit :
>>> We never read or change netns id in hardirq context,
>>> the only place we read netns id in softirq context
>>> is in vxlan_xmit(). So, it should be enough to just
>>> disable BH.
>> Are you sure? Did you audit all part of the code?
> I did audit all the callers, and I didn't find any of them in IRQ context.
>> peernet2id() is called from netlink core system (do_one_broadcast()). Are you
>> sure that no driver call this function from an hard irq context?
> I audit all callers of netlink_broadcast(), and I don't see any of
> them in hardirq context.

Note, you can rule out most of them by checking GFP_KERNEL,
which indicates a process context. ;) For GFP_ATOMIC cases,
I don't see any of them in hardirq context either, but I am definitely
not familiar with drivers like infiniband.

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