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    Subject[099/264] rtnetlink: Add missing manual netlink notification in dev_change_net_namespaces
    3.1-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


    From: "Eric W. Biederman" <>

    commit d2237d35748e7f448a9c2d9dc6a85ef637466e24 upstream.

    Renato Westphal noticed that since commit a2835763e130c343ace5320c20d33c281e7097b7
    "rtnetlink: handle rtnl_link netlink notifications manually" was merged
    we no longer send a netlink message when a networking device is moved
    from one network namespace to another.

    Fix this by adding the missing manual notification in dev_change_net_namespaces.

    Since all network devices that are processed by dev_change_net_namspaces are
    in the initialized state the complicated tests that guard the manual
    rtmsg_ifinfo calls in rollback_registered and register_netdevice are
    unnecessary and we can just perform a plain notification.

    Tested-by: Renato Westphal <>
    Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>
    Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

    net/core/dev.c | 1 +
    1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

    --- a/net/core/dev.c
    +++ b/net/core/dev.c
    @@ -6115,6 +6115,7 @@ int dev_change_net_namespace(struct net_
    call_netdevice_notifiers(NETDEV_UNREGISTER, dev);
    call_netdevice_notifiers(NETDEV_UNREGISTER_BATCH, dev);
    + rtmsg_ifinfo(RTM_DELLINK, dev, ~0U);

    * Flush the unicast and multicast chains

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