Merge branch 'bpfilter-fixes'
Taehee Yoo says: ==================== net: bpfilter: fix two bugs in bpfilter This patches fix two bugs in the bpfilter_umh which are related in iptables command. The first patch adds an exit code for UMH process. This provides an opportunity to cleanup members of the umh_info to modules which use the UMH. In order to identify UMH processes, a new flag PF_UMH is added. The second patch makes the bpfilter_umh use UMH cleanup callback. The third patch adds re-start routine for the bpfilter_umh. The bpfilter_umh does not re-start after error occurred. because there is no re-start routine in the module. The fourth patch ensures that the bpfilter.ko module will not removed while it's being used. The bpfilter.ko is not protected by locks or module reference counter. Therefore that can be removed while module is being used. In order to protect that, mutex is used. The first and second patch are preparation patches for the third and fourth patch. TEST #1 while : do modprobe bpfilter kill -9 <pid of the bpfilter_umh> iptables -vnL done TEST #2 while : do iptables -I FORWARD -m string --string ap --algo kmp & iptables -F & modprobe -rv bpfilter & done TEST #3 while : do modprobe bpfilter & modprobe -rv bpfilter & done The TEST1 makes a failure of iptables command. This is fixed by the third patch. The TEST2 makes a panic because of a race condition in the bpfilter_umh module. This is fixed by the fourth patch. The TEST3 makes a double-create UMH process. This is fixed by the third and fourth patch. v4 : - declare the exit_umh() as static inline - check stop flag in the load_umh() to avoid a double-create UMH v3 : - Avoid unnecessary list lookup for non-UMH processes - Add a new PF_UMH flag v2 : add the first and second patch v1 : Initial patch ==================== Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>