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SubjectRe: [patch v2, kernel version 3.2.1] net/ipv4/ip_gre: Ethernet multipoint GRE over IP
Dňa 17. januára 2012 9:29, Eric Dumazet <> napísal/a:
> Le mardi 17 janvier 2012 à 09:04 +0100, Štefan Gula a écrit :
>> Dňa 17. januára 2012 5:47, Eric Dumazet <> napísal/a:
>> >
>> > 2) You call ipgre_tap_bridge_fini() from ipgre_exit_net() and
>> > ipgre_init_net(), thats completely bogus if CONFIG_NET_NS=y
>> >
>> > Just remove the struct kmem_cache *ipgre_tap_bridge_cache
>> > and use instead kmalloc(sizeof(...))/kfree(ptr) instead.
>> >
>> As this is completely the same part of code from net/bridge/br_fdb.c,
>> can you give me a hint about how change that as I believe it should be
>> changed also there?
> Please dont copy code you dont understand :(
> bridge code is ok, but not yours, since you destroy the kmem_cache when
> a net namespace exits.
> Either you fix your code, either you change your memory allocations to
> mere kmalloc()/kfree() calls and dont care of a private kmem_cache you
> have to create and destroy.
> Since you ask a SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN, the SLUB allocator will anyway merge
> your kmem_cache with the standard one (kmalloc-64 I guess)
ok maybe I am getting it wrong, but I am little bit stuck here. I
recheck the original bridge code. The difference I recognize is that
in bridge code function:
br_fdb_init() and br_fdb_fini()
are called from module init and module exit functions:
br_init and br_deinit

in my code they are called from functions:
ipgre_init_net and ipgre_exit_net
instead of:
ipgre_init and ipgre_fini

To be honest I am not so familiar enough with kernel structure that I
see the difference on the first time. But I think that with your help
it can be done easily. The main idea was to create hash-table that is
used to determine the destination IPv4 address (part of the entry
structure). That hash-table should be different per each gretap
interface - I think that's the reason why I put those init and fini
inside ipgre_init_net and ipgre_exit_net. Am I right that the
placement of this calls is correct or not? If not where those calls
should be placed?

On the other hand I have no idea how to substitute those two function
with a code that you are suggesting kmalloc()/kfree(). I would be glad
if you can help me here by providing me example how to substitute
those two functions with kmalloc/kfree for the future usage (I am more
reverse engineer learner type of person than manuals reading one)
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