Commit 2fdc1c80 authored by Romain Francoise's avatar Romain Francoise Committed by David S. Miller
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ipv6: Silence privacy extensions initialization

When a network namespace is created (via CLONE_NEWNET), the loopback
interface is automatically added to the new namespace, triggering a
printk in ipv6_add_dev() if CONFIG_IPV6_PRIVACY is set.

This is problematic for applications which use CLONE_NEWNET as
part of a sandbox, like Chromium's suid sandbox or recent versions of
vsftpd. On a busy machine, it can lead to thousands of useless
"lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions" messages appearing in dmesg.

It's easy enough to check the status of privacy extensions via the
use_tempaddr sysctl, so just removing the printk seems like the most
sensible solution.

Signed-off-by: default avatarRomain Francoise <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 6aefc522
......@@ -420,9 +420,6 @@ static struct inet6_dev * ipv6_add_dev(struct net_device *dev)
dev->type == ARPHRD_TUNNEL6 ||
dev->type == ARPHRD_SIT ||
dev->type == ARPHRD_NONE) {
"%s: Disabled Privacy Extensions\n",
ndev->cnf.use_tempaddr = -1;
} else {
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