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SubjectRe: NET_NS: unregister_netdevice: waiting for lo to become free (after using openvpn)
On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 02:51:29 -0700
ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman) wrote:

> Michael Leun <lkml20100708@newton.leun.net> writes:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Wed, 04 Aug 2010 17:12:29 -0700
> > ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman) wrote:
> >
> > First, thank you very much for picking that up (and, of course, for
> > your work at linux in general).
> >
> >
> >> > # > unshare -n /bin/bash
> >> > # > # how to setup veth device pair to get connectivity into
> >> > namespace not shown here # > openvpn --config some.config
> >> > [ running some traffic over vpn device not shown here ]
> >> > ^c # stopping openvpn
> >> > # > lsof -i
> >> > # > netstat -an
> >> > Active Internet connections (servers and established)
> >> > Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address
> >> > State Active UNIX domain sockets (servers and established)
> >> > Proto RefCnt Flags Type State I-Node Path
> >> > # > ps ax|grep openvpn|grep -v grep
> >> > # > # cannot find anything that suggests there is anything left
> >> > from that openvpn session # > exit # logging out from shell in
> >> > network namespace
> >> >
> >> > Now I get
> >> >
> >> > Jul 10 20:02:36 doris kernel: unregister_netdevice: waiting for
> >> > lo to become free. Usage count = 3 [repeated]
> >>
> >> How many times?
> >
> > Unfortunately looks like indefinitely. Never watched longer so far
> > (rebooted soon), but I'm seeing this message now repeated every 10
> > secs for ~10 minutes on a idle system.
>
> Ugh. A real bug then. These can be a pain to track down and fix. I
> think the last one of these I tracked down took a couple of weeks. I
> will start digging in when I get back from vacation.

As I said, if I can do anything to support you, testing or so, please
let me know.

Until then: Have a great vacation!

> > Additionally when testing this I found another one (by accident
> > started my firewall script in that namespace...) - using netfilter
> > RECENT makes it barf. Stripped down to the essentials it looks like
> > this:
>
> Micheal this is on 2.6.35?

Yup - almost vanilla 2.6.35, only patches for aufs (union filesystem)
got in.

> Alexey can you look at this BUG_ON? It looks like there has been a
> regression or you missed something when you did the netns conversion
> of xt_recent.
>
>
> >> # unshare -n /bin/bash
> >> # iptables -I INPUT -d 1.2.3.4 -m recent --name BLA --set
> >> # exit
> >
> > Aug 5 11:19:47 doris kernel: [ 218.420238] ------------[ cut
> > here ]------------ Aug 5 11:19:47 doris kernel: [ 218.420256]
> > kernel BUG at net/netfilter/xt_recent.c:609! Aug 5 11:19:47 doris
[...]

--
MfG,

Michael Leun



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