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authorXin Long <lucien.xin@gmail.com>2018-03-10 18:57:50 +0800
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2018-03-12 11:03:42 -0400
commitbf2ae2e4bf9360e07c0cdfa166bcdc0afd92f4ce (patch)
tree2f0c209f6a4056f3b51ecfdceee2a549875e9ece /net/core/sock.c
parentMerge branch 'bnxt_en-Bug-fixes' (diff)
sock_diag: request _diag module only when the family or proto has been registered
Now when using 'ss' in iproute, kernel would try to load all _diag modules, which also causes corresponding family and proto modules to be loaded as well due to module dependencies. Like after running 'ss', sctp, dccp, af_packet (if it works as a module) would be loaded. For example: $ lsmod|grep sctp $ ss $ lsmod|grep sctp sctp_diag 16384 0 sctp 323584 5 sctp_diag inet_diag 24576 4 raw_diag,tcp_diag,sctp_diag,udp_diag libcrc32c 16384 3 nf_conntrack,nf_nat,sctp As these family and proto modules are loaded unintentionally, it could cause some problems, like: - Some debug tools use 'ss' to collect the socket info, which loads all those diag and family and protocol modules. It's noisy for identifying issues. - Users usually expect to drop sctp init packet silently when they have no sense of sctp protocol instead of sending abort back. - It wastes resources (especially with multiple netns), and SCTP module can't be unloaded once it's loaded. ... In short, it's really inappropriate to have these family and proto modules loaded unexpectedly when just doing debugging with inet_diag. This patch is to introduce sock_load_diag_module() where it loads the _diag module only when it's corresponding family or proto has been already registered. Note that we can't just load _diag module without the family or proto loaded, as some symbols used in _diag module are from the family or proto module. v1->v2: - move inet proto check to inet_diag to avoid a compiling err. v2->v3: - define sock_load_diag_module in sock.c and export one symbol only. - improve the changelog. Reported-by: Sabrina Dubroca <sd@queasysnail.net> Acked-by: Marcelo Ricardo Leitner <marcelo.leitner@gmail.com> Acked-by: Phil Sutter <phil@nwl.cc> Acked-by: Sabrina Dubroca <sd@queasysnail.net> Signed-off-by: Xin Long <lucien.xin@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/core/sock.c')
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/net/core/sock.c b/net/core/sock.c
index c501499a04fe..85b0b64e7f9d 100644
--- a/net/core/sock.c
+++ b/net/core/sock.c
@@ -3261,6 +3261,27 @@ void proto_unregister(struct proto *prot)
+int sock_load_diag_module(int family, int protocol)
+ if (!protocol) {
+ if (!sock_is_registered(family))
+ return -ENOENT;
+ return request_module("net-pf-%d-proto-%d-type-%d", PF_NETLINK,
+ }
+ if (family == AF_INET &&
+ !rcu_access_pointer(inet_protos[protocol]))
+ return -ENOENT;
+ return request_module("net-pf-%d-proto-%d-type-%d-%d", PF_NETLINK,
+ NETLINK_SOCK_DIAG, family, protocol);
static void *proto_seq_start(struct seq_file *seq, loff_t *pos)