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Date:   Tue, 8 Dec 2020 15:57:44 -0800
From:   Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
To:     Vladimir Oltean <vladimir.oltean@....com>
Cc:     "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>,
        Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
        Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@...driver.com>,
        Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org>,
        Jiri Benc <jbenc@...hat.com>,
        Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>,
        Jamal Hadi Salim <jhs@...atatu.com>,
        Stephen Hemminger <stephen@...workplumber.org>,
        Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
        George McCollister <george.mccollister@...il.com>,
        Oleksij Rempel <o.rempel@...gutronix.de>,
        Jay Vosburgh <j.vosburgh@...il.com>,
        Veaceslav Falico <vfalico@...il.com>,
        Andy Gospodarek <andy@...yhouse.net>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH net-next 05/13] net: bonding: hold the netdev lists
 lock when retrieving device statistics

On Mon, 7 Dec 2020 01:00:40 +0000 Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> - ensuring through convention that user space always takes
>   net->netdev_lists_lock when calling dev_get_stats, and documenting
>   that, and therefore making it unnecessary to lock in bonding.

This seems like the better option to me. Makes the locking rules pretty
clear.

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