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From: Oleg Nesterov <>
To: David Howells <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>,
	Jarek Poplawski <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] net/bridge/br_if.c: don't use _WORK_NAR
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 17:56:13 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 02/19, David Howells wrote:
> Hmmm...  You've got a work_struct (well, a delayed_work actually) - can you
> just punt the destruction of the object over to keventd to perform, I wonder?

Yes, this is close (I think) to what I suggested, see below,

> The big problem with that that I see is that the workqueue facility has no
> guards in place against a work_struct's handler function running on several
> CPUs at once in response to the same work_struct.

Yes. And for this problem WORK_STRUCT_NOAUTOREL does help, but not so much.
It can prevent re-scheduling of the same work, but only if work->func() did
not do work_release() yet.

> > I think the fix should be so that port_carrier_check() does get/put on
> > "struct net_bridge_port" (container), but not on "struct net_device", and
> I'm not sure how this helps.  You still have to get rid of the net_device at
> some point.

Yes, destroy_nbp() does dev_put(dev). del_nbp() sets dev->br_port = NULL,
port_carrier_check() goes to "done" in that case. So everething looks safe
to me (but again, I do not even know what the "bridge" is :), so we should
only take care about container, nothing more.

I'll try to make a patch for illustration on evening.


  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-19 14:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-18 21:43 Oleg Nesterov
2007-02-19 11:00 ` Jarek Poplawski
2007-02-19 12:03   ` Oleg Nesterov
2007-02-19 13:27     ` Jarek Poplawski
2007-02-19 15:04       ` Oleg Nesterov
2007-02-20 13:25         ` Jarek Poplawski
2007-02-20 14:25           ` Oleg Nesterov
2007-02-19 11:27 ` David Howells
2007-02-19 11:59   ` Oleg Nesterov
2007-02-19 22:11     ` PATCH? net/bridge/br_if.c: fix use after free in port_carrier_check() Oleg Nesterov
2007-02-20 10:44     ` David Howells
2007-02-20 14:34       ` Oleg Nesterov
2007-02-19 13:15   ` [PATCH 1/3] net/bridge/br_if.c: don't use _WORK_NAR David Howells
2007-02-19 14:56     ` Oleg Nesterov [this message]
2007-02-19 15:15     ` David Howells

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