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authorEric W. Biederman <>2012-01-26 14:02:55 +0000
committerDavid S. Miller <>2012-01-27 21:06:02 -0500
commit5ee4433efe99b9f39f6eff5052a177bbcfe72cea (patch)
tree0be8ae9b59828b3fee0fdf5cac9432604a317230 /include
parentcc0d7b91db000aef1cc12f1d3d4d7f80af9bd419 (diff)
netns: Fail conspicously if someone uses net_generic at an inappropriate time.
By definition net_generic should never be called when it can return NULL. Fail conspicously with a BUG_ON to make it clear when people mess up that a NULL return should never happen. Recently there was a bug in the CAIF subsystem where it was registered with register_pernet_device instead of register_pernet_subsys. It was erroneously concluded that net_generic could validly return NULL and that net_assign_generic was buggy (when it was just inefficient). Hopefully this BUG_ON will prevent people to coming to similar erroneous conclusions in the futrue. Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <> Tested-by: Sasha Levin <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Diffstat (limited to 'include')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/net/netns/generic.h b/include/net/netns/generic.h
index 3419bf5cd15..d55f4344333 100644
--- a/include/net/netns/generic.h
+++ b/include/net/netns/generic.h
@@ -41,6 +41,7 @@ static inline void *net_generic(const struct net *net, int id)
ptr = ng->ptr[id - 1];
+ BUG_ON(!ptr);
return ptr;