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Date:   Fri, 6 Mar 2020 15:12:48 +0100
From:   Marc Kleine-Budde <mkl@...gutronix.de>
To:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, socketcan@...tkopp.net
Cc:     linux-can@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        syzbot+c3ea30e1e2485573f953@...kaller.appspotmail.com,
        dvyukov@...gle.com, j.vosburgh@...il.com, vfalico@...il.com,
        andy@...yhouse.net, stable@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bonding: do not enslave CAN devices

On 3/2/20 8:12 PM, David Miller wrote:
> From: Oliver Hartkopp <socketcan@...tkopp.net>
> Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2020 09:45:41 +0100
> 
>> I don't know yet whether it makes sense to have CAN bonding/team
>> devices. But if so we would need some more investigation. For now
>> disabling CAN interfaces for bonding/team devices seems to be
>> reasonable.
> 
> Every single interesting device that falls into a special use case
> like CAN is going to be tempted to add a similar check.
> 
> I don't want to set this precedence.
> 
> Check that the devices you get passed are actually CAN devices, it's
> easy, just compare the netdev_ops and make sure they equal the CAN
> ones.

Sorry, I'm not really sure how to implement this check.

Should I maintain a list of all netdev_ops of all the CAN devices (=
whitelist) and the compare against that list? Having a global list of
pointers to network devices remind me of the old days of kernel-2.4.

regards,
Marc

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