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Date:   Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:04:03 -0800
From:   Cong Wang <>
To:     Andrei Vagin <>
Cc:     Nicolas Dichtel <>,
        Linux Kernel Network Developers <>
Subject: Re: linux-next: net->netns_ids is used after calling idr_destroy for it

On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 2:45 PM, Andrei Vagin <> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 2:21 PM, Andrei Vagin <> wrote:
>> I would like to agree with you here, but looks like sockets with
>> NETLINK_F_LISTEN_ALL_NSID are able to catch these messages.
> Actually I found that I was wrong.
> do_one_broadcast() sends a notification only if a device network
> namespace has an id in a socket netns. But cleanup_net() removes all
> id-s to a target namespace, so just ignore my last comment.

The point is all sockets in that netns are already gone at that point
because of refcount.

cleanup_net() also destroys net->netns_ids, so it should not be even
accessed after that point.

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