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SubjectRe: [PATCH RESEND net-next 1/2] br_netfilter: add struct netns_brnf
On Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 04:28:58PM +0200, Pablo Neira Ayuso wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 03:25:16PM +0200, Christian Brauner wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 06:30:35PM +0200, Pablo Neira Ayuso wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 05:19:39PM +0200, Christian Brauner wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 08:14:40AM -0700, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > > > > On Thu, 6 Jun 2019 13:41:41 +0200
> > > > > Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > +struct netns_brnf {
> > > > > > +#ifdef CONFIG_SYSCTL
> > > > > > + struct ctl_table_header *ctl_hdr;
> > > > > > +#endif
> > > > > > +
> > > > > > + /* default value is 1 */
> > > > > > + int call_iptables;
> > > > > > + int call_ip6tables;
> > > > > > + int call_arptables;
> > > > > > +
> > > > > > + /* default value is 0 */
> > > > > > + int filter_vlan_tagged;
> > > > > > + int filter_pppoe_tagged;
> > > > > > + int pass_vlan_indev;
> > > > > > +};
> > > > >
> > > > > Do you really need to waste four bytes for each
> > > > > flag value. If you use a u8 that would work just as well.
> > > >
> > > > I think we had discussed something like this but the problem why we
> > > > can't do this stems from how the sysctl-table stuff is implemented.
> > > > I distinctly remember that it couldn't be done with a flag due to that.
> > >
> > > Could you define a pernet_operations object? I mean, define the id and size
> > > fields, then pass it to register_pernet_subsys() for registration.
> > > Similar to what we do in net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_CLUSTER.c, see
> > > clusterip_net_ops and clusterip_pernet() for instance.
> >
> > Hm, I don't think that would work. The sysctls for br_netfilter are
> > located in /proc/sys/net/bridge under /proc/sys/net which is tightly
> > integrated with the sysctls infrastructure for all of net/ and all the
> > folder underneath it including "core", "ipv4" and "ipv6".
> > I don't think creating and managing files manually in /proc/sys/net is
> > going to fly. It also doesn't seem very wise from a consistency and
> > complexity pov. I'm also not sure if this would work at all wrt to file
> > creation and reference counting if there are two different ways of
> > managing them in the same subfolder...
> > (clusterip creates files manually underneath /proc/net which probably is
> > the reason why it gets away with it.)
>
> br_netfilter is now a module, and br_netfilter_hooks.c is part of it
> IIRC, this file registers these sysctl entries from the module __init
> path.
>
> It would be a matter of adding a new .init callback to the existing
> brnf_net_ops object in br_netfilter_hooks.c. Then, call
> register_net_sysctl() from this .init callback to register the sysctl
> entries per netns.

Actually, this is what you patch is doing...

> There is already a brnf_net area that you can reuse for this purpose,
> to place these pernetns flags...
>
> struct brnf_net {
> bool enabled;
> };
>
> which is going to be glad to have more fields (under the #ifdef
> CONFIG_SYSCTL) there.

... except that struct brnf_net is not used to store the ctl_table.

So what I'm propose should be result in a small update to your patch 2/2.

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