neigh_tbl_lock usage in net/core/neighbour.c

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Hi~ @list
 
I'm on my way to jump into the kernel network stack;)
 
And I find the usage of neigh_tbl_lock might not make sense in following functions

static int neigh_delete(struct sk_buff *skb, struct nlmsghdr *nlh, void *arg)
static int neigh_add(struct sk_buff *skb, struct nlmsghdr *nlh, void *arg)
 
They both have the following code snippets
 
read_lock(&neigh_tbl_lock);                                       --L1
 for (tbl = neigh_tables; tbl; tbl = tbl->next) {               --L2
  struct neighbour *neigh;                                           --L3
  if (tbl->family != ndm->ndm_family)                          --L4
   continue;                                                                  --L5
  read_unlock(&neigh_tbl_lock);                                 --L6
  if (nla_len(dst_attr) < tbl->key_len)                           --L7
   goto out_dev_put;
 
 
IMHO, there might be some race condition after L6. I mean when the L7 use the tbl, is it possible other processor releasing the table entry?
Am I wrong?
 

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Yours sincerely
Jammy
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