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From: Patrick McHardy <>
To: Rusty Russell <>
Cc: James Bourne <>,,
Subject: Re: [netfilter-core] 2.4.23/others and ip_conntrack causing hangs
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 01:20:15 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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.

Best regards,

>Hope that clarifies,
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  reply	other threads:[~2003-12-02  0:19 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 [this message]
2003-12-02  6:33     ` Rusty Russell
2003-12-02 23:18       ` Patrick McHardy

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