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Date:   Tue, 5 Feb 2019 11:04:15 +0100
From:   Jiri Pirko <>
To:     Vlad Buslov <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v3 06/16] net: sched: protect filter_chain list
 with filter_chain_lock mutex

Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 01:32:51PM CET, wrote:
>Extend tcf_chain with new filter_chain_lock mutex. Always lock the chain
>when accessing filter_chain list, instead of relying on rtnl lock.
>Dereference filter_chain with tcf_chain_dereference() lockdep macro to
>verify that all users of chain_list have the lock taken.
>Rearrange tp insert/remove code in tc_new_tfilter/tc_del_tfilter to execute
>all necessary code while holding chain lock in order to prevent
>invalidation of chain_info structure by potential concurrent change. This
>also serializes calls to tcf_chain0_head_change(), which allows head change
>callbacks to rely on filter_chain_lock for synchronization instead of rtnl
>Signed-off-by: Vlad Buslov <>

Acked-by: Jiri Pirko <>

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