[PATCH] IPVS netns exit causes crash in conntrack

To: lvs-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netfilter-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netfilter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [PATCH] IPVS netns exit causes crash in conntrack
Cc: Wensong Zhang <wensong@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Julian Anastasov <ja@xxxxxx>, Patrick McHardy <kaber@xxxxxxxxx>, Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Hans Schillstrom <hans.schillstrom@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 17:47:41 +0900
From: Hans Schillstrom <hans.schillstrom@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Quote from Patric Mc Hardy
"This looks like nfnetlink.c excited and destroyed the nfnl socket, but
ip_vs was still holding a reference to a conntrack. When the conntrack
got destroyed it created a ctnetlink event, causing an oops in
netlink_has_listeners when trying to use the destroyed nfnetlink

If nf_conntrack_netlink is loaded before ip_vs this is not a problem.

This patch simply avoids calling ip_vs_conn_drop_conntrack()
when netns is dying as suggested by Julian.

Signed-off-by: Hans Schillstrom <hans.schillstrom@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
 net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_conn.c |   10 +++++++++-
 net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_core.c |    1 +
 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_conn.c b/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_conn.c
index bf28ac2..782db27 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_conn.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_conn.c
@@ -776,8 +776,16 @@ static void ip_vs_conn_expire(unsigned long data)
                if (cp->control)
-               if (cp->flags & IP_VS_CONN_F_NFCT)
+               if (cp->flags & IP_VS_CONN_F_NFCT) {
+                       /* Do not access conntracks during subsys cleanup
+                        * because nf_conntrack_find_get can not be used after
+                        * conntrack cleanup for the net.
+                        */
+                       smp_rmb();
+                       if (ipvs->enable)
+                               ip_vs_conn_drop_conntrack(cp);
+               }
diff --git a/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_core.c b/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_core.c
index 55af224..24c28d2 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_core.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_core.c
@@ -1945,6 +1945,7 @@ static void __net_exit __ip_vs_dev_cleanup(struct net 
        net_ipvs(net)->enable = 0;      /* Disable packet reception */
+       smp_wmb();

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