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From: Rusty Russell <>
To: Patrick McHardy <>
Cc: James Bourne <>,,
Subject: Re: [netfilter-core] 2.4.23/others and ip_conntrack causing hangs
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 17:33:26 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 02 Dec 2003 01:20:15 BST." <>

In message <> you write:
> Rusty Russell wrote:
> >Unfortunately, some packets are still referencing connections, so the
> >module *cannot* go away.  Figuring out exactly where the packets are
> >referenced from is the fun part.  We explicitly drop the reference in
> >ip_local_deliver_finish() for exactly this reason.  Perhaps there is
> >somewhere else we should be doing the same thing.
> >  
> >
> Perhaps in dev_queue_xmit ? Otherwise packets stuck in queues hold
> references to conntracks. Loopback traffic might cause some trouble
> because the "previously seen?" expection in ip_conntrack_core wouldn't
> work anymore.

But I wouldn't expect packets there to be held indefinitely, so I
never worried about it.

  Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.

  reply	other threads:[~2003-12-02  6:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-11-30 19:21 2.4.23/others and ip_conntrack causing hangs James Bourne
2003-12-01  0:22 ` [netfilter-core] " Rusty Russell
2003-12-02  0:20   ` Patrick McHardy
2003-12-02  6:33     ` Rusty Russell [this message]
2003-12-02 23:18       ` Patrick McHardy

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