On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 10:58:43 -0800
Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Several protocols register for network device notification to detect new new
> network devices;
> but then have to walk the device list to capture the devices that are already
> This leaves a exposed window between when the notifier is registered and when
> the list walk
> occurs. Also, in several cases, there is a different code path for the
> pre-existing and
> new devices which leads to bug exposure.
> The solution is to replay the registration and up events for existing devices
> into the
> new notifier.
> All notifiers in 2.6.1 have been audited and the other patches fix places
> where protocols were doing there own registered device discovery loop.
> Thanks to Al Viro for the suggestion.
Looks good.... are you absolutely sure no remaining notifiers will
barf if they get a register for an already existing device? I know up
events should be ok...
Anyways, I applied all 5 patches, thanks.