Commit 683703a2 authored by Neil Horman (CI test user)'s avatar Neil Horman (CI test user) Committed by David S. Miller

drop_monitor: Update netlink protocol to include netlink attribute header in alert message

When I initially implemented this protocol, I disregarded the use of netlink
attribute headers, thinking for my purposes they weren't needed.  I've come to
find out that, as I'm starting to work with sending down messages with
associated data (like config messages), the kernel code spits out warnings about
trailing data in a netlink skb that doesn't have an associated header on it.  As
such, I'm going to start including attribute headers in my netlink transaction,
and so for completeness, I should likely include them on messages bound from the
kernel to user space.  This patch adds that header to the kernel, and bumps the
protocol version accordingly
Signed-off-by: Neil Horman (CI test user)'s avatarNeil Horman <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent fa466e91
......@@ -51,7 +51,7 @@ static struct genl_family net_drop_monitor_family = {
.hdrsize = 0,
.name = "NET_DM",
.version = 1,
.version = 2,
.maxattr = NET_DM_CMD_MAX,
......@@ -65,13 +65,17 @@ static void reset_per_cpu_data(struct per_cpu_dm_data *data)
size_t al;
struct net_dm_alert_msg *msg;
struct nlattr *nla;
al = sizeof(struct net_dm_alert_msg);
al += dm_hit_limit * sizeof(struct net_dm_drop_point);
al += sizeof(struct nlattr);
data->skb = genlmsg_new(al, GFP_KERNEL);
genlmsg_put(data->skb, 0, 0, &net_drop_monitor_family,
msg = __nla_reserve_nohdr(data->skb, sizeof(struct net_dm_alert_msg));
nla = nla_reserve(data->skb, NLA_UNSPEC, sizeof(struct net_dm_alert_msg));
msg = nla_data(nla);
memset(msg, 0, al);
atomic_set(&data->dm_hit_count, dm_hit_limit);
......@@ -115,6 +119,7 @@ static void trace_kfree_skb_hit(struct sk_buff *skb, void *location)
struct net_dm_alert_msg *msg;
struct nlmsghdr *nlh;
struct nlattr *nla;
int i;
struct per_cpu_dm_data *data = &__get_cpu_var(dm_cpu_data);
......@@ -127,7 +132,8 @@ static void trace_kfree_skb_hit(struct sk_buff *skb, void *location)
nlh = (struct nlmsghdr *)data->skb->data;
msg = genlmsg_data(nlmsg_data(nlh));
nla = genlmsg_data(nlmsg_data(nlh));
msg = nla_data(nla);
for (i = 0; i < msg->entries; i++) {
if (!memcmp(&location, msg->points[i].pc, sizeof(void *))) {
......@@ -139,6 +145,7 @@ static void trace_kfree_skb_hit(struct sk_buff *skb, void *location)
* We need to create a new entry
__nla_reserve_nohdr(data->skb, sizeof(struct net_dm_drop_point));
nla->nla_len += NLA_ALIGN(sizeof(struct net_dm_drop_point));
memcpy(msg->points[msg->entries].pc, &location, sizeof(void *));
msg->points[msg->entries].count = 1;
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