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SubjectRe: [BUG] 2.2.1[78] : RTNETLINK lock not properly locking ?
   Date: 	Wed, 22 Nov 2000 12:27:57 +0100 (MET)
From: Willy Tarreau <>

Quoting "David S. Miller" <>:

> All of this is protected by lock_kernel() so none of the
> A,B,C,whatever spots can be interrupted in 2.2.x

so, does this mean that rtnl_*lock* are completely useless ???

No, it guarentees that only one process may be in the middle
of modifying interface configuration state, the same and only
guarentee it makes in 2.4.x as well.

David S. Miller
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