[ovs-dev] [PATCH net-next 3/3] nftables: Convert nft_hash to use generic rhashtable

Patrick McHardy kaber at trash.net
Fri Aug 1 15:00:00 UTC 2014

On 1. August 2014 15:51:45 GMT+01:00, Thomas Graf <tgraf at suug.ch> wrote:
>On 08/01/14 at 03:12pm, Patrick McHardy wrote:
>> On 1. August 2014 14:49:01 GMT+01:00, Thomas Graf <tgraf at suug.ch>
>> >On 08/01/14 at 02:21pm, Nikolay Aleksandrov wrote:
>> >> Sorry for the late response but I just got around to check the 3rd
>> >patch now,
>> >> so my question about this fragment is: before nft_hash_remove()
>> >free the
>> >> element after removal, but after this change I don't see where and
>> >when the
>> >> removed element would get freed ?
>> >
>> >You are right. Looking at this closer we were leaking references
>> >before the change because it would not call nft_data_uninit() to
>> >release
>> >the data objects. So it should really just call
>> >nft_hash_elem_destroy().
>> No, the data uninit is performed by the set core. Just freeing it is
>OK, I can see the uninit on the data in nft_del_setelem() for maps
>prior to the actual commit. The location is slightly unexpected since
>the element is still findable in the hash table at that point.

That's most likely a bug from the transaction API.


>I'll wait a short while to see if there is more feedback and resubmit

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