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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] netfilter: per netns nf_conntrack_cachep
    On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 01:38:09PM -0500, Jon Masters wrote:
    > *). Per namespace cacheing allocation (the cachep bits). We know it's
    > still possible for weirdness to happen in the SLAB cache here.

    Tiny race, needs reproducer.

    > *). Per namespace hashsize tracking. Existing code corrupts hashtables
    > if the global size is changed when there is more than one netns

    I think, no.
    Changing hash size will change hashsize for all netns, current and future.

    > *). Per namespace expectations. This is for similar reasons to the need
    > for multiple hashtables, though I haven't poked at that.

    Expectation cache is not SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU, so the logic doesn't
    apply, I hope.

    > I also think it is necessary to expose net namespace layout

    Not necessary. Why?

    > and configuration via sysfs

    Which configuration?

    > or some other interface, add a net->id parameter (and may even an optional name),

    No name, please :-)
    ->id is more or less required for per-netns conntrack cache.

    > etc. Where does netns discussion happen, on netdev I would presume?

    Yep. And containters@, I think.

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