On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 09:07:38AM +0100, Simon Horman wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:49:10PM +0200, Julian Anastasov wrote:
> > Hello,
> > On Mon, 23 Jan 2017, David Windsor wrote:
> > > Currently, the ip_vs_dest cache frees ip_vs_dest objects when their
> > > reference count becomes < 0. Aside from not being semantically sound,
> > > this is problematic for the new type refcount_t, which will be introduced
> > > shortly in a separate patch. refcount_t is the new kernel type for
> > > holding reference counts, and provides overflow protection and a
> > > constrained interface relative to atomic_t (the type currently being
> > > used for kernel reference counts).
> > >
> > > Per Julian Anastasov: "The problem is that dest_trash currently holds
> > > deleted dests (unlinked from RCU lists) with refcnt=0." Changing
> > > dest_trash to hold dest with refcnt=1 will allow us to free ip_vs_dest
> > > structs when their refcnt=0, in ip_vs_dest_put_and_free().
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: David Windsor <dwindsor@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Thanks! I tested the first version and this one
> > just adds the needed changes in comments, so
> > Signed-off-by: Julian Anastasov <ja@xxxxxx>
> > Simon and Pablo, this is more appropriate for
> > ipvs-next/nf-next. Please apply!
> Pablo, would you mind taking this one directly into nf-next?
> Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sure, no problem. I'll take it. Thanks!
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