On Mon, 2020-06-29 at 20:18 +0000, stran...@codeaurora.org wrote:
> Thanks Cong. Yes, removing the genl_bind()/genl_unbind() functions
> eliminates the
> potential for this deadlock. Adding Johannes here to comment on removing
> these,
> as the family->mcast_bind() capability added by commit c380d9a7afff
> ("genetlink: pass multicast bind/unbind to families") would be lost.

I really don't remember what I/we added this for, but evidently we're
not using this now, neither in-tree nor anywhere I could find in new
not-yet-in-tree code (not a surprise, given the age, that would've
landed in the tree long ago).


Acked-by: Johannes Berg <johannes.b...@intel.com>


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