Patchwork net: Fix ipv6 neighbour unregister_sysctl_table warning

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Submitter Eric W. Biederman
Date Jan. 30, 2011, 8:15 p.m.
Message ID <m11v3utagp.fsf@fess.ebiederm.org>
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Permalink /patch/81043/
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Miller
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Eric W. Biederman - Jan. 30, 2011, 8:15 p.m.
In my testing of 2.6.37 I was occassionally getting a warning about
sysctl table entries being unregistered in the wrong order.  Digging
in it turns out this dates back to the last great sysctl reorg done
where Al Viro introduced the requirement that sysctl directories
needed to be created before and destroyed after the files in them.

It turns out that in that great reorg /proc/sys/net/ipv6/neigh was
overlooked.  So this patch fixes that oversight and makes an annoying
warning message go away.

>------------[ cut here ]------------
>WARNING: at kernel/sysctl.c:1992 unregister_sysctl_table+0x134/0x164()
>Pid: 23951, comm: kworker/u:3 Not tainted 2.6.37-350888.2010AroraKernelBeta.fc14.x86_64 #1
>Call Trace:
> [<ffffffff8103e034>] warn_slowpath_common+0x80/0x98
> [<ffffffff8103e061>] warn_slowpath_null+0x15/0x17
> [<ffffffff810452f8>] unregister_sysctl_table+0x134/0x164
> [<ffffffff810e7834>] ? kfree+0xc4/0xd1
> [<ffffffff813439b2>] neigh_sysctl_unregister+0x22/0x3a
> [<ffffffffa02cd14e>] addrconf_ifdown+0x33f/0x37b [ipv6]
> [<ffffffff81331ec2>] ? skb_dequeue+0x5f/0x6b
> [<ffffffffa02ce4a5>] addrconf_notify+0x69b/0x75c [ipv6]
> [<ffffffffa02eb953>] ? ip6mr_device_event+0x98/0xa9 [ipv6]
> [<ffffffff813d2413>] notifier_call_chain+0x32/0x5e
> [<ffffffff8105bdea>] raw_notifier_call_chain+0xf/0x11
> [<ffffffff8133cdac>] call_netdevice_notifiers+0x45/0x4a
> [<ffffffff8133d2b0>] rollback_registered_many+0x118/0x201
> [<ffffffff8133d3af>] unregister_netdevice_many+0x16/0x6d
> [<ffffffff8133d571>] default_device_exit_batch+0xa4/0xb8
> [<ffffffff81337c42>] ? cleanup_net+0x0/0x194
> [<ffffffff81337a2a>] ops_exit_list+0x4e/0x56
> [<ffffffff81337d36>] cleanup_net+0xf4/0x194
> [<ffffffff81053318>] process_one_work+0x187/0x280
> [<ffffffff8105441b>] worker_thread+0xff/0x19f
> [<ffffffff8105431c>] ? worker_thread+0x0/0x19f
> [<ffffffff8105776d>] kthread+0x7d/0x85
> [<ffffffff81003824>] kernel_thread_helper+0x4/0x10
> [<ffffffff810576f0>] ? kthread+0x0/0x85
> [<ffffffff81003820>] ? kernel_thread_helper+0x0/0x10
>---[ end trace 8a7e9310b35e9486 ]---

Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
---
 net/ipv6/sysctl_net_ipv6.c |    9 ++++++++-
 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
David Miller - Feb. 1, 2011, 4:55 a.m.
From: ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman)
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 12:15:02 -0800

> 
> In my testing of 2.6.37 I was occassionally getting a warning about
> sysctl table entries being unregistered in the wrong order.  Digging
> in it turns out this dates back to the last great sysctl reorg done
> where Al Viro introduced the requirement that sysctl directories
> needed to be created before and destroyed after the files in them.
> 
> It turns out that in that great reorg /proc/sys/net/ipv6/neigh was
> overlooked.  So this patch fixes that oversight and makes an annoying
> warning message go away.
> 
>>------------[ cut here ]------------
>>WARNING: at kernel/sysctl.c:1992 unregister_sysctl_table+0x134/0x164()
>>Pid: 23951, comm: kworker/u:3 Not tainted 2.6.37-350888.2010AroraKernelBeta.fc14.x86_64 #1
>>Call Trace:
 ...
> 
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>

Applied and queued for -stable, thanks a lot Eric.
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Patch

diff --git a/net/ipv6/sysctl_net_ipv6.c b/net/ipv6/sysctl_net_ipv6.c
index fa1d8f4..7cb65ef 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/sysctl_net_ipv6.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/sysctl_net_ipv6.c
@@ -15,6 +15,8 @@ 
 #include <net/addrconf.h>
 #include <net/inet_frag.h>
 
+static struct ctl_table empty[1];
+
 static ctl_table ipv6_table_template[] = {
 	{
 		.procname	= "route",
@@ -35,6 +37,12 @@  static ctl_table ipv6_table_template[] = {
 		.mode		= 0644,
 		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec
 	},
+	{
+		.procname	= "neigh",
+		.maxlen		= 0,
+		.mode		= 0555,
+		.child		= empty,
+	},
 	{ }
 };
 
@@ -152,7 +160,6 @@  static struct ctl_table_header *ip6_base;
 
 int ipv6_static_sysctl_register(void)
 {
-	static struct ctl_table empty[1];
 	ip6_base = register_sysctl_paths(net_ipv6_ctl_path, empty);
 	if (ip6_base == NULL)
 		return -ENOMEM;