cvs commit: src/sys/netinet ip_fw2.c

Christian S.J. Peron csjp at
Thu Dec 9 18:17:19 PST 2004

csjp        2004-12-10 02:17:18 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    sys/netinet          ip_fw2.c 
  This commit adds a shared locking mechanism very similar to the
  mechanism used by pfil.  This shared locking mechanism will remove
  a nasty lock order reversal which occurs when ucred based rules
  are used which results in hard locks while mpsafenet=1.
  So this removes the debug.mpsafenet=0 requirement when using
  ucred based rules with IPFW.
  It should be noted that this locking mechanism does not guarantee
  fairness between read and write locks, and that it will favor
  firewall chain readers over writers. This seemed acceptable since
  write operations to firewall chains protected by this lock tend to
  be less frequent than reads.
  Reviewed by:    andre, rwatson
  Tested by:      myself, seanc
  Silence on:     ipfw@
  MFC after:      1 month
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.85      +69 -29    src/sys/netinet/ip_fw2.c

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