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SubjectRe: 2.6.38-rc1: arp triggers RTNL assertion
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Le vendredi 21 janvier 2011 à 13:06 -0800, David Miller a écrit :
> From: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 19:52:56 +0100
>
> > Here is how I fixed this, thanks again Jamie !
> >
> > [PATCH] net: neighbour: pneigh_lookup() doesnt need RTNL
>
> Eric, I don't think we can do this.
>
> Fundamentally, any time a user operation changes the configuration
> of the networking, we must hold the RTNL.
>
> Eliding the RTNL for lookups is fine, but for things that change
> state it is not.
>
> I therefore think you'll need to rework the arp_ioctl() portions
> of the commit that introduced this regression.
>

Hmm, I'll think about it, no problem.


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