Re: [PATCH 1/1] netfilter: fix soft lockup when netlink adds new entries

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On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:01:21AM +0100, Pablo Neira Ayuso wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 07:44:23AM +0100, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > Le vendredi 24 février 2012 à 02:24 +0100, Pablo Neira Ayuso a écrit :
> > 
> > > BTW, nf_conntrack_alloc allocation can now be GFP_KERNEL.
> > > 
> > 
> > Without looking at the code, I would say I doubt its doable ;)
> >
> > Input path is run from softirq handler.
> 
> This is ctnetlink, conntracks are always created from user context :)

I noticed we're holding rcu read side so we cannot switch to
GFP_KERNEL, you were right (for different reason though ;-).
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