Re: unregister_netdevice: waiting for lo to become free. Usage count = 8

To: Julian Anastasov <ja@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: unregister_netdevice: waiting for lo to become free. Usage count = 8
Cc: Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, lvs-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Hans Schillstrom <hans@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 08:10:26 +0200
On Friday, April 15, 2011 22:11:32 Julian Anastasov wrote:
>       Hello,
> On Fri, 15 Apr 2011, Hans Schillstrom wrote:
> > Hello Julian
> > 
> > I'm trying to fix the cleanup process when a namespace get "killed",
> > which is a new feature for ipvs. However an old problem appears again
> > 
> > When there has been traffic trough ipvs where the destination is unreachable
> > the usage count on loopback dev increases one for every packet....
>       What is the kernel version?

net-next-2.6  i.e. 2.6.39-rc2

> > I guess thats because of this rule :
> > 
> > # ip route list table all
> > ...
> > unreachable default dev lo  table 0  proto kernel  metric 4294967295  error 
> > -101 hoplimit 25
> > ...
> > 
> > I made a test just forwarding packets through the same container (ipvs 
> > loaded)
> > to an unreachable destination and that test had a balanced count i.e. it 
> > was possible to reboot the container.
>       Can you explain, what do you mean with unreachable
> destination? Are you adding some rejecting route?

This comment from Eric, do explain what happens:

I do know that most outstanding references when you clean up a
container get moved to the loopback device.  So it may not originally
be the loopback device itself where the reference counting is wrong.


> > Do you have an idea why  this happens in the ipvs case ?
>       Do you see with debug level 3 the "Removing destination"
> messages. Only real servers can hold dest->dst_cache reference
> for dev which can be a problem because the real servers are not
> deleted immediately - on traffic they are moved to trash
> list. But ip_vs_trash_cleanup() should remove any left
> structures. You should check in debug that all servers are
> deleted. If all real server structures are freed but
> problem remains we should look more deeply in the
> dest->dst_cache usage. DR or NAT is used?

I have got some wise words from Eric, 
i.e. moved all ipvs register/unregister from subsys to device 
that solved plenty of my issues
(Thanks Eric)

I'll will post a Patch later on regarding this.

>       I assume cleanup really happens in this order:
> ip_vs_cleanup():
>       nf_unregister_hooks()

This will not happens in a namespace since nf_unregister_hooks() is not per 
We might need a flag but I don't think so, further test will show....

>       ...
>       ip_vs_conn_cleanup()
>       ...
>       ip_vs_control_cleanup()

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