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Date:   Fri, 10 Aug 2018 20:51:45 +0300
From:   Vlad Buslov <>
Cc:,,,,,,,,,,,, Vlad Buslov <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next v2 05/15] net: sched: act_ipt: remove dependency on rtnl lock

Use tcf spinlock to protect ipt action private data from concurrent
modification during dump. Ipt init already takes tcf spinlock when
modifying ipt state.

Signed-off-by: Vlad Buslov <>
 net/sched/act_ipt.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/sched/act_ipt.c b/net/sched/act_ipt.c
index 0dc787a57798..e149f0e66cb6 100644
--- a/net/sched/act_ipt.c
+++ b/net/sched/act_ipt.c
@@ -288,6 +288,7 @@ static int tcf_ipt_dump(struct sk_buff *skb, struct tc_action *a, int bind,
 	 * for foolproof you need to not assume this
+	spin_lock_bh(&ipt->tcf_lock);
 	t = kmemdup(ipt->tcfi_t, ipt->tcfi_t->u.user.target_size, GFP_ATOMIC);
 	if (unlikely(!t))
 		goto nla_put_failure;
@@ -307,10 +308,12 @@ static int tcf_ipt_dump(struct sk_buff *skb, struct tc_action *a, int bind,
 	if (nla_put_64bit(skb, TCA_IPT_TM, sizeof(tm), &tm, TCA_IPT_PAD))
 		goto nla_put_failure;
+	spin_unlock_bh(&ipt->tcf_lock);
 	return skb->len;
+	spin_unlock_bh(&ipt->tcf_lock);
 	nlmsg_trim(skb, b);
 	return -1;

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