Commit 1ab5ecb9 authored by Stanislav Kinsbursky's avatar Stanislav Kinsbursky Committed by David S. Miller

tun: don't hold network namespace by tun sockets

v3: added previously removed sock_put() to the tun_release() callback, because
sk_release_kernel() doesn't drop the socket reference.

v2: sk_release_kernel() used for socket release. Dummy tun_release() is
required for sk_release_kernel() ---> sock_release() ---> sock->ops->release()

TUN was designed to destroy it's socket on network namesapce shutdown. But this
will never happen for persistent device, because it's socket holds network
This patch removes of holding network namespace by TUN socket and replaces it
by creating socket in init_net and then changing it's net it to desired one. On
shutdown socket is moved back to init_net prior to final put.
Signed-off-by: default avatarStanislav Kinsbursky <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent de5c3741
......@@ -359,7 +359,7 @@ static void tun_free_netdev(struct net_device *dev)
struct tun_struct *tun = netdev_priv(dev);
/* Net device open. */
......@@ -980,10 +980,18 @@ static int tun_recvmsg(struct kiocb *iocb, struct socket *sock,
return ret;
static int tun_release(struct socket *sock)
if (sock->sk)
return 0;
/* Ops structure to mimic raw sockets with tun */
static const struct proto_ops tun_socket_ops = {
.sendmsg = tun_sendmsg,
.recvmsg = tun_recvmsg,
.release = tun_release,
static struct proto tun_proto = {
......@@ -1110,10 +1118,11 @@ static int tun_set_iff(struct net *net, struct file *file, struct ifreq *ifr)
tun->vnet_hdr_sz = sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr);
err = -ENOMEM;
sk = sk_alloc(net, AF_UNSPEC, GFP_KERNEL, &tun_proto);
sk = sk_alloc(&init_net, AF_UNSPEC, GFP_KERNEL, &tun_proto);
if (!sk)
goto err_free_dev;
sk_change_net(sk, net);
tun->socket.wq = &tun->wq;
tun->socket.ops = &tun_socket_ops;
......@@ -1174,7 +1183,7 @@ static int tun_set_iff(struct net *net, struct file *file, struct ifreq *ifr)
return 0;
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