Commit 7b4577a9 authored by Pravin B Shelar's avatar Pravin B Shelar Committed by David S. Miller

openvswitch: Fix net exit.

Open vSwitch allows moving internal vport to different namespace
while still connected to the bridge. But when namespace deleted
OVS does not detach these vports, that results in dangling
pointer to netdevice which causes kernel panic as follows.
This issue is fixed by detaching all ovs ports from the deleted
namespace at net-exit.

BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000028
IP: [<ffffffffa0aadaa5>] ovs_vport_locate+0x35/0x80 [openvswitch]
Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffffa0aa6391>] lookup_vport+0x21/0xd0 [openvswitch]
 [<ffffffffa0aa65f9>] ovs_vport_cmd_get+0x59/0xf0 [openvswitch]
 [<ffffffff8167e07c>] genl_family_rcv_msg+0x1bc/0x3e0
 [<ffffffff8167e319>] genl_rcv_msg+0x79/0xc0
 [<ffffffff8167d919>] netlink_rcv_skb+0xb9/0xe0
 [<ffffffff8167deac>] genl_rcv+0x2c/0x40
 [<ffffffff8167cffd>] netlink_unicast+0x12d/0x1c0
 [<ffffffff8167d3da>] netlink_sendmsg+0x34a/0x6b0
 [<ffffffff8162e140>] sock_sendmsg+0xa0/0xe0
 [<ffffffff8162e5e8>] ___sys_sendmsg+0x408/0x420
 [<ffffffff8162f541>] __sys_sendmsg+0x51/0x90
 [<ffffffff8162f592>] SyS_sendmsg+0x12/0x20
 [<ffffffff81764ee9>] system_call_fastpath+0x12/0x17
Reported-by: default avatarAssaf Muller <>
Fixes: 46df7b81("openvswitch: Add support for network namespaces.")
Signed-off-by: default avatarPravin B Shelar <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarThomas Graf <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 34eea79e
......@@ -2194,14 +2194,55 @@ static int __net_init ovs_init_net(struct net *net)
return 0;
static void __net_exit ovs_exit_net(struct net *net)
static void __net_exit list_vports_from_net(struct net *net, struct net *dnet,
struct list_head *head)
struct datapath *dp, *dp_next;
struct ovs_net *ovs_net = net_generic(net, ovs_net_id);
struct datapath *dp;
list_for_each_entry(dp, &ovs_net->dps, list_node) {
int i;
for (i = 0; i < DP_VPORT_HASH_BUCKETS; i++) {
struct vport *vport;
hlist_for_each_entry(vport, &dp->ports[i], dp_hash_node) {
struct netdev_vport *netdev_vport;
if (vport->ops->type != OVS_VPORT_TYPE_INTERNAL)
netdev_vport = netdev_vport_priv(vport);
if (dev_net(netdev_vport->dev) == dnet)
list_add(&vport->detach_list, head);
static void __net_exit ovs_exit_net(struct net *dnet)
struct datapath *dp, *dp_next;
struct ovs_net *ovs_net = net_generic(dnet, ovs_net_id);
struct vport *vport, *vport_next;
struct net *net;
list_for_each_entry_safe(dp, dp_next, &ovs_net->dps, list_node)
list_vports_from_net(net, dnet, &head);
/* Detach all vports from given namespace. */
list_for_each_entry_safe(vport, vport_next, &head, detach_list) {
......@@ -103,6 +103,7 @@ struct vport_portids {
* @ops: Class structure.
* @percpu_stats: Points to per-CPU statistics used and maintained by vport
* @err_stats: Points to error statistics used and maintained by vport
* @detach_list: list used for detaching vport in net-exit call.
struct vport {
struct rcu_head rcu;
......@@ -117,6 +118,7 @@ struct vport {
struct pcpu_sw_netstats __percpu *percpu_stats;
struct vport_err_stats err_stats;
struct list_head detach_list;
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