path: root/net/openvswitch/conntrack.c
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authorFlorian Westphal <>2022-01-07 05:03:22 +0100
committerPablo Neira Ayuso <>2022-01-09 23:30:13 +0100
commit719774377622bc4025d2a74f551b5dc2158c6c30 (patch)
tree8fbe7d875fbdaf8fcd909f15b230728c8c8b5baa /net/openvswitch/conntrack.c
parent613a0c67d12f33dcbeec2836f5fe60d05b4c18c0 (diff)
netfilter: conntrack: convert to refcount_t api
Convert nf_conn reference counting from atomic_t to refcount_t based api. refcount_t api provides more runtime sanity checks and will warn on certain constructs, e.g. refcount_inc() on a zero reference count, which usually indicates use-after-free. For this reason template allocation is changed to init the refcount to 1, the subsequenct add operations are removed. Likewise, init_conntrack() is changed to set the initial refcount to 1 instead refcount_inc(). This is safe because the new entry is not (yet) visible to other cpus. Signed-off-by: Florian Westphal <> Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/openvswitch/conntrack.c')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/net/openvswitch/conntrack.c b/net/openvswitch/conntrack.c
index 1b5eae57bc90..121664e52271 100644
--- a/net/openvswitch/conntrack.c
+++ b/net/openvswitch/conntrack.c
@@ -1716,7 +1716,6 @@ int ovs_ct_copy_action(struct net *net, const struct nlattr *attr,
goto err_free_ct;
__set_bit(IPS_CONFIRMED_BIT, &ct_info.ct->status);
- nf_conntrack_get(&ct_info.ct->ct_general);
return 0;