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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Don't attach callback to a going-away netlink socket
    Pavel Emelianov wrote:
    > Patrick McHardy wrote:
    >>>There is a race between netlink_dump_start() and netlink_release()
    >>>that can lead to the situation when a netlink socket with non-zero
    >>>callback is freed.
    >>Can you describe the race in more detail please?
    > Here it is:
    > [...]
    > The proposal it to make sock_orphan before detaching the callback
    > in netlink_release() and to check for the sock to be SOCK_DEAD in
    > netlink_dump_start() before setting a new callback.

    Thanks, good catch. Your patch also looks good.

    Acked-by: Patrick McHardy <>

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