Commit 077130c0 authored by Committed by David S. Miller
[NET]: Fix race when opening a proc file while a network namespace is exiting.
The problem: proc_net files remember which network namespace the are against but do not remember hold a reference count (as that would pin the network namespace). So we currently have a small window where the reference count on a network namespace may be incremented when opening a /proc file when it has already gone to zero. To fix this introduce maybe_get_net and get_proc_net. maybe_get_net increments the network namespace reference count only if it is greater then zero, ensuring we don't increment a reference count after it has gone to zero. get_proc_net handles all of the magic to go from a proc inode to the network namespace instance and call maybe_get_net on it. PROC_NET the old accessor is removed so that we don't get confused and use the wrong helper function. Then I fix up the callers to use get_proc_net and handle the case case where get_proc_net returns NULL. In that case I return -ENXIO because effectively the network namespace has already gone away so the files we are trying to access don't exist anymore. Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <firstname.lastname@example.org> Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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