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SubjectRe: xt_hashlimig build error (was Re: [RFC 01/17] x86/asm/64: Remove the restore_c_regs_and_iret label)
On 09/07/2017 01:51 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 3:29 AM, Ingo Molnar <> wrote:
>> not the best of kernels, 32-bit allyesconfig doesn't even appear to build:
>> net/netfilter/xt_hashlimit.o: In function `hashlimit_mt_common.isra.6':
>> xt_hashlimit.c:(.text+0x1146): undefined reference to `__udivdi3'
> I think this is due to commit bea74641e378 ("netfilter: xt_hashlimit:
> add rate match mode").
> It adds a 64-bit divide in user2rate_bytes() afaik, and to make things
> worse it seems to be a really stupid one too.
> Although I guess "worse" is not bad when the stupidity of it should
> mean that it's easy to avoid the 64-bit issue.
> Oddly, user2rate() that actually *does* need a 64-bit divide, seems to
> do it right and use "div64_u64()" to do so.
> But user2rate_bytes() could easily avoid any 64-bit issues, since it
> divides the max 32-bit (unsigned) number with a 64-bit unsigned
> number.
> It would be easy to just say
> - "if high 32 bits are set, result is 0"
> - else do a 32-bit divide
> or just use "div64_u64()" in that code too.
> But honestly, that math is odd in other ways too (is that "r-1"
> _supposed_ to underflow to -1 for large 'user' counts?), so somebody
> needs to look at that logic.
> And there might be some other 64-bit divide I missed, so please,
> netfilter people, check the 32-bit build.
> Linus

Sorry about the build failure, we have already queued up a fix for this:

I agree, this could've been easily avoided, I happened to overlook this
particular line. There are other places in xt_hashlimit where we use
64bit division and I believe we have already covered those cases using

- Vishwanath

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