[PATCH] ipv4: in new netns initialize sysctls in net.ipv4.conf.* with defaults

Konstantin Khlebnikov koct9i at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 05:16:59 UTC 2016

On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 2:21 AM, David Miller <davem at davemloft.net> wrote:
> From: Konstantin Khlebnikov <khlebnikov at yandex-team.ru>
> Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 10:11:02 +0300
>> Currently initial net.ipv4.conf.all.* and net.ipv4.conf.default.* are
>> copied from init network namespace because static structures are used
>> for init_net. This makes no sense because new netns might be created
>> from any netns. This patch makes private copy also for init netns if
>> network namespaces are enabled. Other sysctls in net.ipv4 and net.ipv6
>> already initialized with default values at namespace creation.
>> Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <khlebnikov at yandex-team.ru>
>> Fixes: 752d14dc6aa9 ("[IPV4]: Move the devinet pointers on the struct net")
> The horse has long left the stable on this.  We cannot change this now
> without breaking things.
> Imagine someone who intentionally sets up init_net with a certain set
> of settings and expects them to propagate into every created namespace.
> We'll break things for them and given the behavior existed for so long
> what the administrator is doing is very reasonable.
> I'm not applying this sorry, we are stuck with the current behavior
> whether we like it or not.

Major kernel upgrades always break something in weird setups.
This shouldn't block bug fixing.

This kludge works only for several ipv4 sysctls. If software or man ever
have tried to setup ipv6 or tune tcp and want some non-default setup then
it/he already knows that sysctls must be configured inside.

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