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authorDavid S. Miller <>2015-02-05 14:33:28 -0800
committerDavid S. Miller <>2015-02-05 14:33:28 -0800
commit6e03f896b52cd2ca88942170c5c9c407ec0ede69 (patch)
tree48ca9a6efa5f99819667538838bab3679416f92c /Documentation/networking
parentdb79a621835ee91d3e10177abd97f48e0a4dcf9b (diff)
parent9d82f5eb3376cbae96ad36a063a9390de1694546 (diff)
Merge git://
Conflicts: drivers/net/vxlan.c drivers/vhost/net.c include/linux/if_vlan.h net/core/dev.c The net/core/dev.c conflict was the overlap of one commit marking an existing function static whilst another was adding a new function. In the include/linux/if_vlan.h case, the type used for a local variable was changed in 'net', whereas the function got rewritten to fix a stacked vlan bug in 'net-next'. In drivers/vhost/net.c, Al Viro's iov_iter conversions in 'net-next' overlapped with an endainness fix for VHOST 1.0 in 'net'. In drivers/net/vxlan.c, vxlan_find_vni() added a 'flags' parameter in 'net-next' whereas in 'net' there was a bug fix to pass in the correct network namespace pointer in calls to this function. Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/networking/netlink_mmap.txt b/Documentation/networking/netlink_mmap.txt
index c6af4bac5aa8..54f10478e8e3 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/netlink_mmap.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/netlink_mmap.txt
@@ -199,16 +199,9 @@ frame header.
TX limitations
-Kernel processing usually involves validation of the message received by
-user-space, then processing its contents. The kernel must assure that
-userspace is not able to modify the message contents after they have been
-validated. In order to do so, the message is copied from the ring frame
-to an allocated buffer if either of these conditions is false:
-- only a single mapping of the ring exists
-- the file descriptor is not shared between processes
-This means that for threaded programs, the kernel will fall back to copying.
+As of Jan 2015 the message is always copied from the ring frame to an
+allocated buffer due to unresolved security concerns.
+See commit 4682a0358639b29cf ("netlink: Always copy on mmap TX.").