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SubjectRe: [PATCH 18/29] netfilter: notify about NF_QUEUE vs emergency skbs
Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> Emergency skbs should never touch user-space, however NF_QUEUE is fully user
> configurable. Notify the user of his mistake and try to continue.
> --- linux-2.6-git.orig/net/netfilter/core.c 2007-02-14 12:09:07.000000000 +0100
> +++ linux-2.6-git/net/netfilter/core.c 2007-02-14 12:09:18.000000000 +0100
> @@ -187,6 +187,11 @@ next_hook:
> kfree_skb(*pskb);
> ret = -EPERM;
> } else if ((verdict & NF_VERDICT_MASK) == NF_QUEUE) {
> + if (unlikely((*pskb)->emergency)) {
> + printk(KERN_ERR "nf_hook: NF_QUEUE encountered for "
> + "emergency skb - skipping rule.\n");
> + goto next_hook;
> + }

If I'm not mistaken any skb on the receive side might get
allocated from the reserve. I don't see how the user could
avoid this except by not using queueing at all.

I also didn't see a patch dropping packets allocated from
the reserve that are forwarded or processed directly without
getting queued to a socket, so this would allow them to
bypass userspace queueing and still go through.

I think the user should just exclude packets necessary for
swapping from queueing manually, based on IP addresses,
port numbers or something like that.

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