netfilter: nf_nat: fix race when unloading protocol modules

following oops was reported:
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa03227f2>]  [<ffffffffa03227f2>] nf_nat_cleanup_conntrack+0x42/0x70 [nf_nat]
RSP: 0018:ffff880202c63d40  EFLAGS: 00010246
RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff8801ac7bec28 RCX: ffff8801d0eedbe0
RDX: dead000000200200 RSI: 0000000000000011 RDI: ffffffffa03265b8
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffffa02febed>] destroy_conntrack+0xbd/0x110 [nf_conntrack]

Happens when a conntrack timeout expires right after first part
of the nat cleanup has completed (bysrc hash removal), but before
part 2 has completed (re-initialization of nat area).

[ destroy callback tries to delete bysrc again ]

Patrick suggested to just remove the affected conntracks -- the
connections won't work properly anyway without nat transformation.

So, lets do that.

Reported-by: CAI Qian <>
Cc: Patrick McHardy <>
Signed-off-by: Florian Westphal <>
Acked-by: Patrick McHardy <>
Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <>
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