Commit f31e8d49 authored by Pablo Neira Ayuso's avatar Pablo Neira Ayuso
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netfilter: ctnetlink: fix loop in ctnetlink_get_conntrack()

This patch fixes a loop in ctnetlink_get_conntrack() that can be
triggered if you use the same socket to receive events and to
perform a GET operation. Under heavy load, netlink_unicast()
may return -EAGAIN, this error code is reserved in nfnetlink for
the module load-on-demand. Instead, we return -ENOBUFS which is
the appropriate error code that has to be propagated to

Reported-by: default avatarHolger Eitzenberger <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarPablo Neira Ayuso <>
parent 2fc72c7b
......@@ -972,7 +972,8 @@ ctnetlink_get_conntrack(struct sock *ctnl, struct sk_buff *skb,
return err;
/* this avoids a loop in nfnetlink. */
return err == -EAGAIN ? -ENOBUFS : err;
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