Merge branch 'genetlink_mcast'

Johannes Berg says:

====================
genetlink: clean up multicast group APIs

The generic netlink multicast group registration doesn't have to
be dynamic, and can thus be simplified just like I did with the
ops. This removes some complexity in registration code.

Additionally, two users of generic netlink already use multicast
groups in a wrong way, add workarounds for those two to keep the
userspace API working, but at the same time make them not clash
with other users of multicast groups as might happen now.

While making it all a bit easier, also prevent such abuse by adding
checks to the APIs so each family can only use the groups it owns.
====================

Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
diff --git a/drivers/acpi/event.c b/drivers/acpi/event.c
index 8247fcd..aeb5aa6 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/event.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/event.c
@@ -78,15 +78,17 @@
 #define ACPI_GENL_VERSION		0x01
 #define ACPI_GENL_MCAST_GROUP_NAME 	"acpi_mc_group"
 
+static const struct genl_multicast_group acpi_event_mcgrps[] = {
+	{ .name = ACPI_GENL_MCAST_GROUP_NAME, },
+};
+
 static struct genl_family acpi_event_genl_family = {
 	.id = GENL_ID_GENERATE,
 	.name = ACPI_GENL_FAMILY_NAME,
 	.version = ACPI_GENL_VERSION,
 	.maxattr = ACPI_GENL_ATTR_MAX,
-};
-
-static struct genl_multicast_group acpi_event_mcgrp = {
-	.name = ACPI_GENL_MCAST_GROUP_NAME,
+	.mcgrps = acpi_event_mcgrps,
+	.n_mcgrps = ARRAY_SIZE(acpi_event_mcgrps),
 };
 
 int acpi_bus_generate_netlink_event(const char *device_class,
@@ -146,7 +148,7 @@
 		return result;
 	}
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, acpi_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_ATOMIC);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&acpi_event_genl_family, skb, 0, 0, GFP_ATOMIC);
 	return 0;
 }
 
@@ -154,18 +156,7 @@
 
 static int acpi_event_genetlink_init(void)
 {
-	int result;
-
-	result = genl_register_family(&acpi_event_genl_family);
-	if (result)
-		return result;
-
-	result = genl_register_mc_group(&acpi_event_genl_family,
-					&acpi_event_mcgrp);
-	if (result)
-		genl_unregister_family(&acpi_event_genl_family);
-
-	return result;
+	return genl_register_family(&acpi_event_genl_family);
 }
 
 #else
diff --git a/drivers/net/team/team.c b/drivers/net/team/team.c
index 6390254..0715de5 100644
--- a/drivers/net/team/team.c
+++ b/drivers/net/team/team.c
@@ -2670,15 +2670,15 @@
 	},
 };
 
-static struct genl_multicast_group team_change_event_mcgrp = {
-	.name = TEAM_GENL_CHANGE_EVENT_MC_GRP_NAME,
+static const struct genl_multicast_group team_nl_mcgrps[] = {
+	{ .name = TEAM_GENL_CHANGE_EVENT_MC_GRP_NAME, },
 };
 
 static int team_nl_send_multicast(struct sk_buff *skb,
 				  struct team *team, u32 portid)
 {
-	return genlmsg_multicast_netns(dev_net(team->dev), skb, 0,
-				       team_change_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	return genlmsg_multicast_netns(&team_nl_family, dev_net(team->dev),
+				       skb, 0, 0, GFP_KERNEL);
 }
 
 static int team_nl_send_event_options_get(struct team *team,
@@ -2697,23 +2697,8 @@
 
 static int team_nl_init(void)
 {
-	int err;
-
-	err = genl_register_family_with_ops(&team_nl_family, team_nl_ops,
-					    ARRAY_SIZE(team_nl_ops));
-	if (err)
-		return err;
-
-	err = genl_register_mc_group(&team_nl_family, &team_change_event_mcgrp);
-	if (err)
-		goto err_change_event_grp_reg;
-
-	return 0;
-
-err_change_event_grp_reg:
-	genl_unregister_family(&team_nl_family);
-
-	return err;
+	return genl_register_family_with_ops_groups(&team_nl_family, team_nl_ops,
+						    team_nl_mcgrps);
 }
 
 static void team_nl_fini(void)
diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/mac80211_hwsim.c b/drivers/net/wireless/mac80211_hwsim.c
index cfc3fda..9df7bc9 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/mac80211_hwsim.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/mac80211_hwsim.c
@@ -2148,8 +2148,7 @@
 
 	printk(KERN_INFO "mac80211_hwsim: initializing netlink\n");
 
-	rc = genl_register_family_with_ops(&hwsim_genl_family,
-		hwsim_ops, ARRAY_SIZE(hwsim_ops));
+	rc = genl_register_family_with_ops(&hwsim_genl_family, hwsim_ops);
 	if (rc)
 		goto failure;
 
diff --git a/drivers/scsi/pmcraid.c b/drivers/scsi/pmcraid.c
index 1eb7b028..2775441 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/pmcraid.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/pmcraid.c
@@ -1512,7 +1512,8 @@
 	}
 
 	result =
-		genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, pmcraid_event_family.id, GFP_ATOMIC);
+		genlmsg_multicast(&pmcraid_event_family, skb, 0,
+				  pmcraid_event_family.id, GFP_ATOMIC);
 
 	/* If there are no listeners, genlmsg_multicast may return non-zero
 	 * value.
diff --git a/drivers/thermal/thermal_core.c b/drivers/thermal/thermal_core.c
index 4962a6a..19edd61 100644
--- a/drivers/thermal/thermal_core.c
+++ b/drivers/thermal/thermal_core.c
@@ -1606,15 +1606,17 @@
 EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(thermal_zone_get_zone_by_name);
 
 #ifdef CONFIG_NET
+static const struct genl_multicast_group thermal_event_mcgrps[] = {
+	{ .name = THERMAL_GENL_MCAST_GROUP_NAME, },
+};
+
 static struct genl_family thermal_event_genl_family = {
 	.id = GENL_ID_GENERATE,
 	.name = THERMAL_GENL_FAMILY_NAME,
 	.version = THERMAL_GENL_VERSION,
 	.maxattr = THERMAL_GENL_ATTR_MAX,
-};
-
-static struct genl_multicast_group thermal_event_mcgrp = {
-	.name = THERMAL_GENL_MCAST_GROUP_NAME,
+	.mcgrps = thermal_event_mcgrps,
+	.n_mcgrps = ARRAY_SIZE(thermal_event_mcgrps),
 };
 
 int thermal_generate_netlink_event(struct thermal_zone_device *tz,
@@ -1675,7 +1677,8 @@
 		return result;
 	}
 
-	result = genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, thermal_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_ATOMIC);
+	result = genlmsg_multicast(&thermal_event_genl_family, skb, 0,
+				   0, GFP_ATOMIC);
 	if (result)
 		dev_err(&tz->device, "Failed to send netlink event:%d", result);
 
@@ -1685,17 +1688,7 @@
 
 static int genetlink_init(void)
 {
-	int result;
-
-	result = genl_register_family(&thermal_event_genl_family);
-	if (result)
-		return result;
-
-	result = genl_register_mc_group(&thermal_event_genl_family,
-					&thermal_event_mcgrp);
-	if (result)
-		genl_unregister_family(&thermal_event_genl_family);
-	return result;
+	return genl_register_family(&thermal_event_genl_family);
 }
 
 static void genetlink_exit(void)
diff --git a/fs/dlm/netlink.c b/fs/dlm/netlink.c
index 60a3278..e7cfbaf 100644
--- a/fs/dlm/netlink.c
+++ b/fs/dlm/netlink.c
@@ -74,14 +74,16 @@
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static struct genl_ops dlm_nl_ops = {
-	.cmd		= DLM_CMD_HELLO,
-	.doit		= user_cmd,
+static struct genl_ops dlm_nl_ops[] = {
+	{
+		.cmd	= DLM_CMD_HELLO,
+		.doit	= user_cmd,
+	},
 };
 
 int __init dlm_netlink_init(void)
 {
-	return genl_register_family_with_ops(&family, &dlm_nl_ops, 1);
+	return genl_register_family_with_ops(&family, dlm_nl_ops);
 }
 
 void dlm_netlink_exit(void)
diff --git a/fs/quota/netlink.c b/fs/quota/netlink.c
index 16e8abb..72d2917 100644
--- a/fs/quota/netlink.c
+++ b/fs/quota/netlink.c
@@ -9,13 +9,25 @@
 #include <net/netlink.h>
 #include <net/genetlink.h>
 
+static const struct genl_multicast_group quota_mcgrps[] = {
+	{ .name = "events", },
+};
+
 /* Netlink family structure for quota */
 static struct genl_family quota_genl_family = {
-	.id = GENL_ID_GENERATE,
+	/*
+	 * Needed due to multicast group ID abuse - old code assumed
+	 * the family ID was also a valid multicast group ID (which
+	 * isn't true) and userspace might thus rely on it. Assign a
+	 * static ID for this group to make dealing with that easier.
+	 */
+	.id = GENL_ID_VFS_DQUOT,
 	.hdrsize = 0,
 	.name = "VFS_DQUOT",
 	.version = 1,
 	.maxattr = QUOTA_NL_A_MAX,
+	.mcgrps = quota_mcgrps,
+	.n_mcgrps = ARRAY_SIZE(quota_mcgrps),
 };
 
 /**
@@ -78,7 +90,7 @@
 		goto attr_err_out;
 	genlmsg_end(skb, msg_head);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, quota_genl_family.id, GFP_NOFS);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&quota_genl_family, skb, 0, 0, GFP_NOFS);
 	return;
 attr_err_out:
 	printk(KERN_ERR "VFS: Not enough space to compose quota message!\n");
diff --git a/include/linux/genl_magic_func.h b/include/linux/genl_magic_func.h
index 023bc34..c0894dd 100644
--- a/include/linux/genl_magic_func.h
+++ b/include/linux/genl_magic_func.h
@@ -273,49 +273,40 @@
  * Magic: define multicast groups
  * Magic: define multicast group registration helper
  */
+#define ZZZ_genl_mcgrps		CONCAT_(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY, _genl_mcgrps)
+static const struct genl_multicast_group ZZZ_genl_mcgrps[] = {
+#undef GENL_mc_group
+#define GENL_mc_group(group) { .name = #group, },
+#include GENL_MAGIC_INCLUDE_FILE
+};
+
+enum CONCAT_(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY, group_ids) {
+#undef GENL_mc_group
+#define GENL_mc_group(group) CONCAT_(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY, _group_ ## group),
+#include GENL_MAGIC_INCLUDE_FILE
+};
+
 #undef GENL_mc_group
 #define GENL_mc_group(group)						\
-static struct genl_multicast_group					\
-CONCAT_(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY, _mcg_ ## group) __read_mostly = {		\
-	.name = #group,							\
-};									\
 static int CONCAT_(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY, _genl_multicast_ ## group)(	\
 	struct sk_buff *skb, gfp_t flags)				\
 {									\
 	unsigned int group_id =						\
-		CONCAT_(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY, _mcg_ ## group).id;	\
-	if (!group_id)							\
-		return -EINVAL;						\
-	return genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, group_id, flags);		\
+		CONCAT_(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY, _group_ ## group);		\
+	return genlmsg_multicast(&ZZZ_genl_family, skb, 0,		\
+				 group_id, flags);			\
 }
 
 #include GENL_MAGIC_INCLUDE_FILE
 
-int CONCAT_(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY, _genl_register)(void)
-{
-	int err = genl_register_family_with_ops(&ZZZ_genl_family,
-		ZZZ_genl_ops, ARRAY_SIZE(ZZZ_genl_ops));
-	if (err)
-		return err;
-#undef GENL_mc_group
-#define GENL_mc_group(group)						\
-	err = genl_register_mc_group(&ZZZ_genl_family,			\
-		&CONCAT_(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY, _mcg_ ## group));		\
-	if (err)							\
-		goto fail;						\
-	else								\
-		pr_info("%s: mcg %s: %u\n", #group,			\
-			__stringify(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY),			\
-			CONCAT_(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY, _mcg_ ## group).id);
-
-#include GENL_MAGIC_INCLUDE_FILE
-
 #undef GENL_mc_group
 #define GENL_mc_group(group)
-	return 0;
-fail:
-	genl_unregister_family(&ZZZ_genl_family);
-	return err;
+
+int CONCAT_(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY, _genl_register)(void)
+{
+	return genl_register_family_with_ops_groups(&ZZZ_genl_family,	\
+						    ZZZ_genl_ops,	\
+						    ZZZ_genl_mcgrps);
 }
 
 void CONCAT_(GENL_MAGIC_FAMILY, _genl_unregister)(void)
diff --git a/include/net/genetlink.h b/include/net/genetlink.h
index e96385d..ace4abf 100644
--- a/include/net/genetlink.h
+++ b/include/net/genetlink.h
@@ -10,16 +10,9 @@
 /**
  * struct genl_multicast_group - generic netlink multicast group
  * @name: name of the multicast group, names are per-family
- * @id: multicast group ID, assigned by the core, to use with
- *      genlmsg_multicast().
- * @list: list entry for linking
- * @family: pointer to family, need not be set before registering
  */
 struct genl_multicast_group {
-	struct genl_family	*family;	/* private */
-	struct list_head	list;		/* private */
 	char			name[GENL_NAMSIZ];
-	u32			id;
 };
 
 struct genl_ops;
@@ -40,7 +33,9 @@
  *	undo operations done by pre_doit, for example release locks
  * @attrbuf: buffer to store parsed attributes
  * @family_list: family list
- * @mcast_groups: multicast groups list
+ * @mcgrps: multicast groups used by this family (private)
+ * @n_mcgrps: number of multicast groups (private)
+ * @mcgrp_offset: starting number of multicast group IDs in this family
  * @ops: the operations supported by this family (private)
  * @n_ops: number of operations supported by this family (private)
  */
@@ -60,9 +55,11 @@
 					     struct genl_info *info);
 	struct nlattr **	attrbuf;	/* private */
 	const struct genl_ops *	ops;		/* private */
+	const struct genl_multicast_group *mcgrps; /* private */
 	unsigned int		n_ops;		/* private */
+	unsigned int		n_mcgrps;	/* private */
+	unsigned int		mcgrp_offset;	/* private */
 	struct list_head	family_list;	/* private */
-	struct list_head	mcast_groups;	/* private */
 	struct module		*module;
 };
 
@@ -152,21 +149,32 @@
  *
  * Return 0 on success or a negative error code.
  */
-static inline int genl_register_family_with_ops(struct genl_family *family,
-	const struct genl_ops *ops, size_t n_ops)
+static inline int
+_genl_register_family_with_ops_grps(struct genl_family *family,
+				    const struct genl_ops *ops, size_t n_ops,
+				    const struct genl_multicast_group *mcgrps,
+				    size_t n_mcgrps)
 {
 	family->module = THIS_MODULE;
 	family->ops = ops;
 	family->n_ops = n_ops;
+	family->mcgrps = mcgrps;
+	family->n_mcgrps = n_mcgrps;
 	return __genl_register_family(family);
 }
 
+#define genl_register_family_with_ops(family, ops)			\
+	_genl_register_family_with_ops_grps((family),			\
+					    (ops), ARRAY_SIZE(ops),	\
+					    NULL, 0)
+#define genl_register_family_with_ops_groups(family, ops, grps)	\
+	_genl_register_family_with_ops_grps((family),			\
+					    (ops), ARRAY_SIZE(ops),	\
+					    (grps), ARRAY_SIZE(grps))
+
 int genl_unregister_family(struct genl_family *family);
-int genl_register_mc_group(struct genl_family *family,
-			   struct genl_multicast_group *grp);
-void genl_unregister_mc_group(struct genl_family *family,
-			      struct genl_multicast_group *grp);
-void genl_notify(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net *net, u32 portid,
+void genl_notify(struct genl_family *family,
+		 struct sk_buff *skb, struct net *net, u32 portid,
 		 u32 group, struct nlmsghdr *nlh, gfp_t flags);
 
 void *genlmsg_put(struct sk_buff *skb, u32 portid, u32 seq,
@@ -246,41 +254,54 @@
 
 /**
  * genlmsg_multicast_netns - multicast a netlink message to a specific netns
+ * @family: the generic netlink family
  * @net: the net namespace
  * @skb: netlink message as socket buffer
  * @portid: own netlink portid to avoid sending to yourself
- * @group: multicast group id
+ * @group: offset of multicast group in groups array
  * @flags: allocation flags
  */
-static inline int genlmsg_multicast_netns(struct net *net, struct sk_buff *skb,
+static inline int genlmsg_multicast_netns(struct genl_family *family,
+					  struct net *net, struct sk_buff *skb,
 					  u32 portid, unsigned int group, gfp_t flags)
 {
+	if (group >= family->n_mcgrps)
+		return -EINVAL;
+	group = family->mcgrp_offset + group;
 	return nlmsg_multicast(net->genl_sock, skb, portid, group, flags);
 }
 
 /**
  * genlmsg_multicast - multicast a netlink message to the default netns
+ * @family: the generic netlink family
  * @skb: netlink message as socket buffer
  * @portid: own netlink portid to avoid sending to yourself
- * @group: multicast group id
+ * @group: offset of multicast group in groups array
  * @flags: allocation flags
  */
-static inline int genlmsg_multicast(struct sk_buff *skb, u32 portid,
+static inline int genlmsg_multicast(struct genl_family *family,
+				    struct sk_buff *skb, u32 portid,
 				    unsigned int group, gfp_t flags)
 {
-	return genlmsg_multicast_netns(&init_net, skb, portid, group, flags);
+	if (group >= family->n_mcgrps)
+		return -EINVAL;
+	group = family->mcgrp_offset + group;
+	return genlmsg_multicast_netns(family, &init_net, skb,
+				       portid, group, flags);
 }
 
 /**
  * genlmsg_multicast_allns - multicast a netlink message to all net namespaces
+ * @family: the generic netlink family
  * @skb: netlink message as socket buffer
  * @portid: own netlink portid to avoid sending to yourself
- * @group: multicast group id
+ * @group: offset of multicast group in groups array
  * @flags: allocation flags
  *
  * This function must hold the RTNL or rcu_read_lock().
  */
-int genlmsg_multicast_allns(struct sk_buff *skb, u32 portid,
+int genlmsg_multicast_allns(struct genl_family *family,
+			    struct sk_buff *skb, u32 portid,
 			    unsigned int group, gfp_t flags);
 
 /**
@@ -351,5 +372,22 @@
 	return nlmsg_new(genlmsg_total_size(payload), flags);
 }
 
+/**
+ * genl_set_err - report error to genetlink broadcast listeners
+ * @family: the generic netlink family
+ * @net: the network namespace to report the error to
+ * @portid: the PORTID of a process that we want to skip (if any)
+ * @group: the broadcast group that will notice the error
+ * 	(this is the offset of the multicast group in the groups array)
+ * @code: error code, must be negative (as usual in kernelspace)
+ *
+ * This function returns the number of broadcast listeners that have set the
+ * NETLINK_RECV_NO_ENOBUFS socket option.
+ */
+static inline int genl_set_err(struct genl_family *family, struct net *net,
+			       u32 portid, u32 group, int code)
+{
+	return netlink_set_err(net->genl_sock, portid, group, code);
+}
 
 #endif	/* __NET_GENERIC_NETLINK_H */
diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/genetlink.h b/include/uapi/linux/genetlink.h
index c880a41..1af72d8 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/genetlink.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/genetlink.h
@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@
  */
 #define GENL_ID_GENERATE	0
 #define GENL_ID_CTRL		NLMSG_MIN_TYPE
+#define GENL_ID_VFS_DQUOT	(NLMSG_MIN_TYPE + 1)
 
 /**************************************************************************
  * Controller
diff --git a/kernel/taskstats.c b/kernel/taskstats.c
index 76595cd..13d2f7c 100644
--- a/kernel/taskstats.c
+++ b/kernel/taskstats.c
@@ -703,8 +703,7 @@
 {
 	int rc;
 
-	rc = genl_register_family_with_ops(&family, taskstats_ops,
-					   ARRAY_SIZE(taskstats_ops));
+	rc = genl_register_family_with_ops(&family, taskstats_ops);
 	if (rc)
 		return rc;
 
diff --git a/net/core/drop_monitor.c b/net/core/drop_monitor.c
index f9fe2f2..9589718 100644
--- a/net/core/drop_monitor.c
+++ b/net/core/drop_monitor.c
@@ -106,6 +106,10 @@
 	return skb;
 }
 
+static struct genl_multicast_group dropmon_mcgrps[] = {
+	{ .name = "events", },
+};
+
 static void send_dm_alert(struct work_struct *work)
 {
 	struct sk_buff *skb;
@@ -116,7 +120,8 @@
 	skb = reset_per_cpu_data(data);
 
 	if (skb)
-		genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, NET_DM_GRP_ALERT, GFP_KERNEL);
+		genlmsg_multicast(&net_drop_monitor_family, skb, 0,
+				  0, GFP_KERNEL);
 }
 
 /*
@@ -364,13 +369,13 @@
 		return -ENOSPC;
 	}
 
-	rc = genl_register_family_with_ops(&net_drop_monitor_family,
-					   dropmon_ops,
-					   ARRAY_SIZE(dropmon_ops));
+	rc = genl_register_family_with_ops_groups(&net_drop_monitor_family,
+						  dropmon_ops, dropmon_mcgrps);
 	if (rc) {
 		pr_err("Could not create drop monitor netlink family\n");
 		return rc;
 	}
+	WARN_ON(net_drop_monitor_family.mcgrp_offset != NET_DM_GRP_ALERT);
 
 	rc = register_netdevice_notifier(&dropmon_net_notifier);
 	if (rc < 0) {
diff --git a/net/hsr/hsr_netlink.c b/net/hsr/hsr_netlink.c
index 3b9205d..5325af8 100644
--- a/net/hsr/hsr_netlink.c
+++ b/net/hsr/hsr_netlink.c
@@ -90,8 +90,8 @@
 	.maxattr = HSR_A_MAX,
 };
 
-static struct genl_multicast_group hsr_network_genl_mcgrp = {
-	.name = "hsr-network",
+static const struct genl_multicast_group hsr_mcgrps[] = {
+	{ .name = "hsr-network", },
 };
 
 
@@ -129,7 +129,7 @@
 		goto nla_put_failure;
 
 	genlmsg_end(skb, msg_head);
-	genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, hsr_network_genl_mcgrp.id, GFP_ATOMIC);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&hsr_genl_family, skb, 0, 0, GFP_ATOMIC);
 
 	return;
 
@@ -163,7 +163,7 @@
 		goto nla_put_failure;
 
 	genlmsg_end(skb, msg_head);
-	genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, hsr_network_genl_mcgrp.id, GFP_ATOMIC);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&hsr_genl_family, skb, 0, 0, GFP_ATOMIC);
 
 	return;
 
@@ -414,19 +414,13 @@
 	if (rc)
 		goto fail_rtnl_link_register;
 
-	rc = genl_register_family_with_ops(&hsr_genl_family, hsr_ops,
-					   ARRAY_SIZE(hsr_ops));
+	rc = genl_register_family_with_ops_groups(&hsr_genl_family, hsr_ops,
+						  hsr_mcgrps);
 	if (rc)
 		goto fail_genl_register_family;
 
-	rc = genl_register_mc_group(&hsr_genl_family, &hsr_network_genl_mcgrp);
-	if (rc)
-		goto fail_genl_register_mc_group;
-
 	return 0;
 
-fail_genl_register_mc_group:
-	genl_unregister_family(&hsr_genl_family);
 fail_genl_register_family:
 	rtnl_link_unregister(&hsr_link_ops);
 fail_rtnl_link_register:
@@ -436,9 +430,7 @@
 
 void __exit hsr_netlink_exit(void)
 {
-	genl_unregister_mc_group(&hsr_genl_family, &hsr_network_genl_mcgrp);
 	genl_unregister_family(&hsr_genl_family);
-
 	rtnl_link_unregister(&hsr_link_ops);
 }
 
diff --git a/net/ieee802154/ieee802154.h b/net/ieee802154/ieee802154.h
index 14d5dab..cee4425 100644
--- a/net/ieee802154/ieee802154.h
+++ b/net/ieee802154/ieee802154.h
@@ -54,8 +54,10 @@
 int ieee802154_add_iface(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info);
 int ieee802154_del_iface(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info);
 
-extern struct genl_multicast_group ieee802154_coord_mcgrp;
-extern struct genl_multicast_group ieee802154_beacon_mcgrp;
+enum ieee802154_mcgrp_ids {
+	IEEE802154_COORD_MCGRP,
+	IEEE802154_BEACON_MCGRP,
+};
 
 int ieee802154_associate_req(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info);
 int ieee802154_associate_resp(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info);
diff --git a/net/ieee802154/netlink.c b/net/ieee802154/netlink.c
index 3ffcdbb..43f1b2b 100644
--- a/net/ieee802154/netlink.c
+++ b/net/ieee802154/netlink.c
@@ -70,7 +70,7 @@
 	if (genlmsg_end(msg, hdr) < 0)
 		goto out;
 
-	return genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, group, GFP_ATOMIC);
+	return genlmsg_multicast(&nl802154_family, msg, 0, group, GFP_ATOMIC);
 out:
 	nlmsg_free(msg);
 	return -ENOBUFS;
@@ -125,26 +125,17 @@
 			ieee802154_dump_iface),
 };
 
+static const struct genl_multicast_group ieee802154_mcgrps[] = {
+	[IEEE802154_COORD_MCGRP] = { .name = IEEE802154_MCAST_COORD_NAME, },
+	[IEEE802154_BEACON_MCGRP] = { .name = IEEE802154_MCAST_BEACON_NAME, },
+};
+
+
 int __init ieee802154_nl_init(void)
 {
-	int rc;
-
-	rc = genl_register_family_with_ops(&nl802154_family, ieee8021154_ops,
-					   ARRAY_SIZE(ieee8021154_ops));
-	if (rc)
-		return rc;
-
-	rc = genl_register_mc_group(&nl802154_family, &ieee802154_coord_mcgrp);
-	if (rc)
-		goto fail;
-
-	rc = genl_register_mc_group(&nl802154_family, &ieee802154_beacon_mcgrp);
-	if (rc)
-		goto fail;
-	return 0;
-fail:
-	genl_unregister_family(&nl802154_family);
-	return rc;
+	return genl_register_family_with_ops_groups(&nl802154_family,
+						    ieee8021154_ops,
+						    ieee802154_mcgrps);
 }
 
 void __exit ieee802154_nl_exit(void)
diff --git a/net/ieee802154/nl-mac.c b/net/ieee802154/nl-mac.c
index 28d4930..ba5c1e0 100644
--- a/net/ieee802154/nl-mac.c
+++ b/net/ieee802154/nl-mac.c
@@ -39,14 +39,6 @@
 
 #include "ieee802154.h"
 
-struct genl_multicast_group ieee802154_coord_mcgrp = {
-	.name		= IEEE802154_MCAST_COORD_NAME,
-};
-
-struct genl_multicast_group ieee802154_beacon_mcgrp = {
-	.name		= IEEE802154_MCAST_BEACON_NAME,
-};
-
 int ieee802154_nl_assoc_indic(struct net_device *dev,
 		struct ieee802154_addr *addr, u8 cap)
 {
@@ -72,7 +64,7 @@
 	    nla_put_u8(msg, IEEE802154_ATTR_CAPABILITY, cap))
 		goto nla_put_failure;
 
-	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, ieee802154_coord_mcgrp.id);
+	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, IEEE802154_COORD_MCGRP);
 
 nla_put_failure:
 	nlmsg_free(msg);
@@ -98,7 +90,7 @@
 	    nla_put_u16(msg, IEEE802154_ATTR_SHORT_ADDR, short_addr) ||
 	    nla_put_u8(msg, IEEE802154_ATTR_STATUS, status))
 		goto nla_put_failure;
-	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, ieee802154_coord_mcgrp.id);
+	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, IEEE802154_COORD_MCGRP);
 
 nla_put_failure:
 	nlmsg_free(msg);
@@ -133,7 +125,7 @@
 	}
 	if (nla_put_u8(msg, IEEE802154_ATTR_REASON, reason))
 		goto nla_put_failure;
-	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, ieee802154_coord_mcgrp.id);
+	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, IEEE802154_COORD_MCGRP);
 
 nla_put_failure:
 	nlmsg_free(msg);
@@ -157,7 +149,7 @@
 		    dev->dev_addr) ||
 	    nla_put_u8(msg, IEEE802154_ATTR_STATUS, status))
 		goto nla_put_failure;
-	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, ieee802154_coord_mcgrp.id);
+	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, IEEE802154_COORD_MCGRP);
 
 nla_put_failure:
 	nlmsg_free(msg);
@@ -183,7 +175,7 @@
 	    nla_put_u16(msg, IEEE802154_ATTR_COORD_SHORT_ADDR, coord_addr) ||
 	    nla_put_u16(msg, IEEE802154_ATTR_COORD_PAN_ID, panid))
 		goto nla_put_failure;
-	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, ieee802154_coord_mcgrp.id);
+	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, IEEE802154_COORD_MCGRP);
 
 nla_put_failure:
 	nlmsg_free(msg);
@@ -214,7 +206,7 @@
 	    (edl &&
 	     nla_put(msg, IEEE802154_ATTR_ED_LIST, 27, edl)))
 		goto nla_put_failure;
-	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, ieee802154_coord_mcgrp.id);
+	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, IEEE802154_COORD_MCGRP);
 
 nla_put_failure:
 	nlmsg_free(msg);
@@ -238,7 +230,7 @@
 		    dev->dev_addr) ||
 	    nla_put_u8(msg, IEEE802154_ATTR_STATUS, status))
 		goto nla_put_failure;
-	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, ieee802154_coord_mcgrp.id);
+	return ieee802154_nl_mcast(msg, IEEE802154_COORD_MCGRP);
 
 nla_put_failure:
 	nlmsg_free(msg);
diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_metrics.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_metrics.c
index 8c121b5..0649373 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_metrics.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_metrics.c
@@ -1082,8 +1082,7 @@
 	if (ret < 0)
 		goto cleanup;
 	ret = genl_register_family_with_ops(&tcp_metrics_nl_family,
-					    tcp_metrics_nl_ops,
-					    ARRAY_SIZE(tcp_metrics_nl_ops));
+					    tcp_metrics_nl_ops);
 	if (ret < 0)
 		goto cleanup_subsys;
 	return;
diff --git a/net/irda/irnetlink.c b/net/irda/irnetlink.c
index bf5d7d4..a37b81f 100644
--- a/net/irda/irnetlink.c
+++ b/net/irda/irnetlink.c
@@ -149,8 +149,7 @@
 
 int irda_nl_register(void)
 {
-	return genl_register_family_with_ops(&irda_nl_family,
-		irda_nl_ops, ARRAY_SIZE(irda_nl_ops));
+	return genl_register_family_with_ops(&irda_nl_family, irda_nl_ops);
 }
 
 void irda_nl_unregister(void)
diff --git a/net/l2tp/l2tp_netlink.c b/net/l2tp/l2tp_netlink.c
index 57db66e..4cfd722 100644
--- a/net/l2tp/l2tp_netlink.c
+++ b/net/l2tp/l2tp_netlink.c
@@ -887,13 +887,8 @@
 
 static int l2tp_nl_init(void)
 {
-	int err;
-
 	pr_info("L2TP netlink interface\n");
-	err = genl_register_family_with_ops(&l2tp_nl_family, l2tp_nl_ops,
-					    ARRAY_SIZE(l2tp_nl_ops));
-
-	return err;
+	return genl_register_family_with_ops(&l2tp_nl_family, l2tp_nl_ops);
 }
 
 static void l2tp_nl_cleanup(void)
diff --git a/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_ctl.c b/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_ctl.c
index fc8a04e..3934987 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_ctl.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_ctl.c
@@ -3666,7 +3666,7 @@
 static int __init ip_vs_genl_register(void)
 {
 	return genl_register_family_with_ops(&ip_vs_genl_family,
-		ip_vs_genl_ops, ARRAY_SIZE(ip_vs_genl_ops));
+					     ip_vs_genl_ops);
 }
 
 static void ip_vs_genl_unregister(void)
diff --git a/net/netlabel/netlabel_cipso_v4.c b/net/netlabel/netlabel_cipso_v4.c
index 7066917..69345ceb 100644
--- a/net/netlabel/netlabel_cipso_v4.c
+++ b/net/netlabel/netlabel_cipso_v4.c
@@ -783,5 +783,5 @@
 int __init netlbl_cipsov4_genl_init(void)
 {
 	return genl_register_family_with_ops(&netlbl_cipsov4_gnl_family,
-		netlbl_cipsov4_ops, ARRAY_SIZE(netlbl_cipsov4_ops));
+					     netlbl_cipsov4_ops);
 }
diff --git a/net/netlabel/netlabel_mgmt.c b/net/netlabel/netlabel_mgmt.c
index 7de6f66..8ef83ee 100644
--- a/net/netlabel/netlabel_mgmt.c
+++ b/net/netlabel/netlabel_mgmt.c
@@ -779,5 +779,5 @@
 int __init netlbl_mgmt_genl_init(void)
 {
 	return genl_register_family_with_ops(&netlbl_mgmt_gnl_family,
-		netlbl_mgmt_genl_ops, ARRAY_SIZE(netlbl_mgmt_genl_ops));
+					     netlbl_mgmt_genl_ops);
 }
diff --git a/net/netlabel/netlabel_unlabeled.c b/net/netlabel/netlabel_unlabeled.c
index 76ee925..43817d7 100644
--- a/net/netlabel/netlabel_unlabeled.c
+++ b/net/netlabel/netlabel_unlabeled.c
@@ -1397,7 +1397,7 @@
 int __init netlbl_unlabel_genl_init(void)
 {
 	return genl_register_family_with_ops(&netlbl_unlabel_gnl_family,
-		netlbl_unlabel_genl_ops, ARRAY_SIZE(netlbl_unlabel_genl_ops));
+					     netlbl_unlabel_genl_ops);
 }
 
 /*
diff --git a/net/netlink/genetlink.c b/net/netlink/genetlink.c
index f54215d..7dbc4f7 100644
--- a/net/netlink/genetlink.c
+++ b/net/netlink/genetlink.c
@@ -65,12 +65,24 @@
  * To avoid an allocation at boot of just one unsigned long,
  * declare it global instead.
  * Bit 0 is marked as already used since group 0 is invalid.
+ * Bit 1 is marked as already used since the drop-monitor code
+ * abuses the API and thinks it can statically use group 1.
+ * That group will typically conflict with other groups that
+ * any proper users use.
+ * Bit 16 is marked as used since it's used for generic netlink
+ * and the code no longer marks pre-reserved IDs as used.
+ * Bit 17 is marked as already used since the VFS quota code
+ * also abused this API and relied on family == group ID, we
+ * cater to that by giving it a static family and group ID.
  */
-static unsigned long mc_group_start = 0x1;
+static unsigned long mc_group_start = 0x3 | BIT(GENL_ID_CTRL) |
+				      BIT(GENL_ID_VFS_DQUOT);
 static unsigned long *mc_groups = &mc_group_start;
 static unsigned long mc_groups_longs = 1;
 
-static int genl_ctrl_event(int event, void *data);
+static int genl_ctrl_event(int event, struct genl_family *family,
+			   const struct genl_multicast_group *grp,
+			   int grp_id);
 
 static inline unsigned int genl_family_hash(unsigned int id)
 {
@@ -126,7 +138,8 @@
 	int i;
 
 	for (i = 0; i <= GENL_MAX_ID - GENL_MIN_ID; i++) {
-		if (!genl_family_find_byid(id_gen_idx))
+		if (id_gen_idx != GENL_ID_VFS_DQUOT &&
+		    !genl_family_find_byid(id_gen_idx))
 			return id_gen_idx;
 		if (++id_gen_idx > GENL_MAX_ID)
 			id_gen_idx = GENL_MIN_ID;
@@ -135,62 +148,110 @@
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static struct genl_multicast_group notify_grp;
-
-/**
- * genl_register_mc_group - register a multicast group
- *
- * Registers the specified multicast group and notifies userspace
- * about the new group.
- *
- * Returns 0 on success or a negative error code.
- *
- * @family: The generic netlink family the group shall be registered for.
- * @grp: The group to register, must have a name.
- */
-int genl_register_mc_group(struct genl_family *family,
-			   struct genl_multicast_group *grp)
+static int genl_allocate_reserve_groups(int n_groups, int *first_id)
 {
-	int id;
 	unsigned long *new_groups;
-	int err = 0;
+	int start = 0;
+	int i;
+	int id;
+	bool fits;
 
-	BUG_ON(grp->name[0] == '\0');
-	BUG_ON(memchr(grp->name, '\0', GENL_NAMSIZ) == NULL);
+	do {
+		if (start == 0)
+			id = find_first_zero_bit(mc_groups,
+						 mc_groups_longs *
+						 BITS_PER_LONG);
+		else
+			id = find_next_zero_bit(mc_groups,
+						mc_groups_longs * BITS_PER_LONG,
+						start);
 
-	genl_lock_all();
-
-	/* special-case our own group */
-	if (grp == &notify_grp)
-		id = GENL_ID_CTRL;
-	else
-		id = find_first_zero_bit(mc_groups,
-					 mc_groups_longs * BITS_PER_LONG);
-
-
-	if (id >= mc_groups_longs * BITS_PER_LONG) {
-		size_t nlen = (mc_groups_longs + 1) * sizeof(unsigned long);
-
-		if (mc_groups == &mc_group_start) {
-			new_groups = kzalloc(nlen, GFP_KERNEL);
-			if (!new_groups) {
-				err = -ENOMEM;
-				goto out;
+		fits = true;
+		for (i = id;
+		     i < min_t(int, id + n_groups,
+			       mc_groups_longs * BITS_PER_LONG);
+		     i++) {
+			if (test_bit(i, mc_groups)) {
+				start = i;
+				fits = false;
+				break;
 			}
-			mc_groups = new_groups;
-			*mc_groups = mc_group_start;
-		} else {
-			new_groups = krealloc(mc_groups, nlen, GFP_KERNEL);
-			if (!new_groups) {
-				err = -ENOMEM;
-				goto out;
-			}
-			mc_groups = new_groups;
-			mc_groups[mc_groups_longs] = 0;
 		}
-		mc_groups_longs++;
+
+		if (id >= mc_groups_longs * BITS_PER_LONG) {
+			unsigned long new_longs = mc_groups_longs +
+						  BITS_TO_LONGS(n_groups);
+			size_t nlen = new_longs * sizeof(unsigned long);
+
+			if (mc_groups == &mc_group_start) {
+				new_groups = kzalloc(nlen, GFP_KERNEL);
+				if (!new_groups)
+					return -ENOMEM;
+				mc_groups = new_groups;
+				*mc_groups = mc_group_start;
+			} else {
+				new_groups = krealloc(mc_groups, nlen,
+						      GFP_KERNEL);
+				if (!new_groups)
+					return -ENOMEM;
+				mc_groups = new_groups;
+				for (i = 0; i < BITS_TO_LONGS(n_groups); i++)
+					mc_groups[mc_groups_longs + i] = 0;
+			}
+			mc_groups_longs = new_longs;
+		}
+	} while (!fits);
+
+	for (i = id; i < id + n_groups; i++)
+		set_bit(i, mc_groups);
+	*first_id = id;
+	return 0;
+}
+
+static struct genl_family genl_ctrl;
+
+static int genl_validate_assign_mc_groups(struct genl_family *family)
+{
+	int first_id;
+	int n_groups = family->n_mcgrps;
+	int err, i;
+	bool groups_allocated = false;
+
+	if (!n_groups)
+		return 0;
+
+	for (i = 0; i < n_groups; i++) {
+		const struct genl_multicast_group *grp = &family->mcgrps[i];
+
+		if (WARN_ON(grp->name[0] == '\0'))
+			return -EINVAL;
+		if (WARN_ON(memchr(grp->name, '\0', GENL_NAMSIZ) == NULL))
+			return -EINVAL;
 	}
 
+	/* special-case our own group and hacks */
+	if (family == &genl_ctrl) {
+		first_id = GENL_ID_CTRL;
+		BUG_ON(n_groups != 1);
+	} else if (strcmp(family->name, "NET_DM") == 0) {
+		first_id = 1;
+		BUG_ON(n_groups != 1);
+	} else if (strcmp(family->name, "VFS_DQUOT") == 0) {
+		first_id = GENL_ID_VFS_DQUOT;
+		BUG_ON(n_groups != 1);
+	} else {
+		groups_allocated = true;
+		err = genl_allocate_reserve_groups(n_groups, &first_id);
+		if (err)
+			return err;
+	}
+
+	family->mcgrp_offset = first_id;
+
+	/* if still initializing, can't and don't need to to realloc bitmaps */
+	if (!init_net.genl_sock)
+		return 0;
+
 	if (family->netnsok) {
 		struct net *net;
 
@@ -206,9 +267,7 @@
 				 * number of _possible_ groups has been
 				 * increased on some sockets which is ok.
 				 */
-				rcu_read_unlock();
-				netlink_table_ungrab();
-				goto out;
+				break;
 			}
 		}
 		rcu_read_unlock();
@@ -216,71 +275,39 @@
 	} else {
 		err = netlink_change_ngroups(init_net.genl_sock,
 					     mc_groups_longs * BITS_PER_LONG);
-		if (err)
-			goto out;
 	}
 
-	grp->id = id;
-	set_bit(id, mc_groups);
-	list_add_tail(&grp->list, &family->mcast_groups);
-	grp->family = family;
+	if (groups_allocated && err) {
+		for (i = 0; i < family->n_mcgrps; i++)
+			clear_bit(family->mcgrp_offset + i, mc_groups);
+	}
 
-	genl_ctrl_event(CTRL_CMD_NEWMCAST_GRP, grp);
- out:
-	genl_unlock_all();
 	return err;
 }
-EXPORT_SYMBOL(genl_register_mc_group);
-
-static void __genl_unregister_mc_group(struct genl_family *family,
-				       struct genl_multicast_group *grp)
-{
-	struct net *net;
-	BUG_ON(grp->family != family);
-
-	netlink_table_grab();
-	rcu_read_lock();
-	for_each_net_rcu(net)
-		__netlink_clear_multicast_users(net->genl_sock, grp->id);
-	rcu_read_unlock();
-	netlink_table_ungrab();
-
-	clear_bit(grp->id, mc_groups);
-	list_del(&grp->list);
-	genl_ctrl_event(CTRL_CMD_DELMCAST_GRP, grp);
-	grp->id = 0;
-	grp->family = NULL;
-}
-
-/**
- * genl_unregister_mc_group - unregister a multicast group
- *
- * Unregisters the specified multicast group and notifies userspace
- * about it. All current listeners on the group are removed.
- *
- * Note: It is not necessary to unregister all multicast groups before
- *       unregistering the family, unregistering the family will cause
- *       all assigned multicast groups to be unregistered automatically.
- *
- * @family: Generic netlink family the group belongs to.
- * @grp: The group to unregister, must have been registered successfully
- *	 previously.
- */
-void genl_unregister_mc_group(struct genl_family *family,
-			      struct genl_multicast_group *grp)
-{
-	genl_lock_all();
-	__genl_unregister_mc_group(family, grp);
-	genl_unlock_all();
-}
-EXPORT_SYMBOL(genl_unregister_mc_group);
 
 static void genl_unregister_mc_groups(struct genl_family *family)
 {
-	struct genl_multicast_group *grp, *tmp;
+	struct net *net;
+	int i;
 
-	list_for_each_entry_safe(grp, tmp, &family->mcast_groups, list)
-		__genl_unregister_mc_group(family, grp);
+	netlink_table_grab();
+	rcu_read_lock();
+	for_each_net_rcu(net) {
+		for (i = 0; i < family->n_mcgrps; i++)
+			__netlink_clear_multicast_users(
+				net->genl_sock, family->mcgrp_offset + i);
+	}
+	rcu_read_unlock();
+	netlink_table_ungrab();
+
+	for (i = 0; i < family->n_mcgrps; i++) {
+		int grp_id = family->mcgrp_offset + i;
+
+		if (grp_id != 1)
+			clear_bit(grp_id, mc_groups);
+		genl_ctrl_event(CTRL_CMD_DELMCAST_GRP, family,
+				&family->mcgrps[i], grp_id);
+	}
 }
 
 static int genl_validate_ops(struct genl_family *family)
@@ -326,7 +353,7 @@
  */
 int __genl_register_family(struct genl_family *family)
 {
-	int err = -EINVAL;
+	int err = -EINVAL, i;
 
 	if (family->id && family->id < GENL_MIN_ID)
 		goto errout;
@@ -338,8 +365,6 @@
 	if (err)
 		return err;
 
-	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&family->mcast_groups);
-
 	genl_lock_all();
 
 	if (genl_family_find_byname(family->name)) {
@@ -371,10 +396,18 @@
 	} else
 		family->attrbuf = NULL;
 
+	err = genl_validate_assign_mc_groups(family);
+	if (err)
+		goto errout_locked;
+
 	list_add_tail(&family->family_list, genl_family_chain(family->id));
 	genl_unlock_all();
 
-	genl_ctrl_event(CTRL_CMD_NEWFAMILY, family);
+	/* send all events */
+	genl_ctrl_event(CTRL_CMD_NEWFAMILY, family, NULL, 0);
+	for (i = 0; i < family->n_mcgrps; i++)
+		genl_ctrl_event(CTRL_CMD_NEWMCAST_GRP, family,
+				&family->mcgrps[i], family->mcgrp_offset + i);
 
 	return 0;
 
@@ -410,7 +443,7 @@
 		genl_unlock_all();
 
 		kfree(family->attrbuf);
-		genl_ctrl_event(CTRL_CMD_DELFAMILY, family);
+		genl_ctrl_event(CTRL_CMD_DELFAMILY, family, NULL, 0);
 		return 0;
 	}
 
@@ -670,23 +703,26 @@
 		nla_nest_end(skb, nla_ops);
 	}
 
-	if (!list_empty(&family->mcast_groups)) {
-		struct genl_multicast_group *grp;
+	if (family->n_mcgrps) {
 		struct nlattr *nla_grps;
-		int idx = 1;
+		int i;
 
 		nla_grps = nla_nest_start(skb, CTRL_ATTR_MCAST_GROUPS);
 		if (nla_grps == NULL)
 			goto nla_put_failure;
 
-		list_for_each_entry(grp, &family->mcast_groups, list) {
+		for (i = 0; i < family->n_mcgrps; i++) {
 			struct nlattr *nest;
+			const struct genl_multicast_group *grp;
 
-			nest = nla_nest_start(skb, idx++);
+			grp = &family->mcgrps[i];
+
+			nest = nla_nest_start(skb, i + 1);
 			if (nest == NULL)
 				goto nla_put_failure;
 
-			if (nla_put_u32(skb, CTRL_ATTR_MCAST_GRP_ID, grp->id) ||
+			if (nla_put_u32(skb, CTRL_ATTR_MCAST_GRP_ID,
+					family->mcgrp_offset + i) ||
 			    nla_put_string(skb, CTRL_ATTR_MCAST_GRP_NAME,
 					   grp->name))
 				goto nla_put_failure;
@@ -703,9 +739,10 @@
 	return -EMSGSIZE;
 }
 
-static int ctrl_fill_mcgrp_info(struct genl_multicast_group *grp, u32 portid,
-				u32 seq, u32 flags, struct sk_buff *skb,
-				u8 cmd)
+static int ctrl_fill_mcgrp_info(struct genl_family *family,
+				const struct genl_multicast_group *grp,
+				int grp_id, u32 portid, u32 seq, u32 flags,
+				struct sk_buff *skb, u8 cmd)
 {
 	void *hdr;
 	struct nlattr *nla_grps;
@@ -715,8 +752,8 @@
 	if (hdr == NULL)
 		return -1;
 
-	if (nla_put_string(skb, CTRL_ATTR_FAMILY_NAME, grp->family->name) ||
-	    nla_put_u16(skb, CTRL_ATTR_FAMILY_ID, grp->family->id))
+	if (nla_put_string(skb, CTRL_ATTR_FAMILY_NAME, family->name) ||
+	    nla_put_u16(skb, CTRL_ATTR_FAMILY_ID, family->id))
 		goto nla_put_failure;
 
 	nla_grps = nla_nest_start(skb, CTRL_ATTR_MCAST_GROUPS);
@@ -727,7 +764,7 @@
 	if (nest == NULL)
 		goto nla_put_failure;
 
-	if (nla_put_u32(skb, CTRL_ATTR_MCAST_GRP_ID, grp->id) ||
+	if (nla_put_u32(skb, CTRL_ATTR_MCAST_GRP_ID, grp_id) ||
 	    nla_put_string(skb, CTRL_ATTR_MCAST_GRP_NAME,
 			   grp->name))
 		goto nla_put_failure;
@@ -793,8 +830,10 @@
 	return skb;
 }
 
-static struct sk_buff *ctrl_build_mcgrp_msg(struct genl_multicast_group *grp,
-					    u32 portid, int seq, u8 cmd)
+static struct sk_buff *
+ctrl_build_mcgrp_msg(struct genl_family *family,
+		     const struct genl_multicast_group *grp,
+		     int grp_id, u32 portid, int seq, u8 cmd)
 {
 	struct sk_buff *skb;
 	int err;
@@ -803,7 +842,8 @@
 	if (skb == NULL)
 		return ERR_PTR(-ENOBUFS);
 
-	err = ctrl_fill_mcgrp_info(grp, portid, seq, 0, skb, cmd);
+	err = ctrl_fill_mcgrp_info(family, grp, grp_id, portid,
+				   seq, 0, skb, cmd);
 	if (err < 0) {
 		nlmsg_free(skb);
 		return ERR_PTR(err);
@@ -865,11 +905,11 @@
 	return genlmsg_reply(msg, info);
 }
 
-static int genl_ctrl_event(int event, void *data)
+static int genl_ctrl_event(int event, struct genl_family *family,
+			   const struct genl_multicast_group *grp,
+			   int grp_id)
 {
 	struct sk_buff *msg;
-	struct genl_family *family;
-	struct genl_multicast_group *grp;
 
 	/* genl is still initialising */
 	if (!init_net.genl_sock)
@@ -878,14 +918,13 @@
 	switch (event) {
 	case CTRL_CMD_NEWFAMILY:
 	case CTRL_CMD_DELFAMILY:
-		family = data;
+		WARN_ON(grp);
 		msg = ctrl_build_family_msg(family, 0, 0, event);
 		break;
 	case CTRL_CMD_NEWMCAST_GRP:
 	case CTRL_CMD_DELMCAST_GRP:
-		grp = data;
-		family = grp->family;
-		msg = ctrl_build_mcgrp_msg(data, 0, 0, event);
+		BUG_ON(!grp);
+		msg = ctrl_build_mcgrp_msg(family, grp, grp_id, 0, 0, event);
 		break;
 	default:
 		return -EINVAL;
@@ -895,26 +934,29 @@
 		return PTR_ERR(msg);
 
 	if (!family->netnsok) {
-		genlmsg_multicast_netns(&init_net, msg, 0,
-					GENL_ID_CTRL, GFP_KERNEL);
+		genlmsg_multicast_netns(&genl_ctrl, &init_net, msg, 0,
+					0, GFP_KERNEL);
 	} else {
 		rcu_read_lock();
-		genlmsg_multicast_allns(msg, 0, GENL_ID_CTRL, GFP_ATOMIC);
+		genlmsg_multicast_allns(&genl_ctrl, msg, 0,
+					0, GFP_ATOMIC);
 		rcu_read_unlock();
 	}
 
 	return 0;
 }
 
-static struct genl_ops genl_ctrl_ops = {
-	.cmd		= CTRL_CMD_GETFAMILY,
-	.doit		= ctrl_getfamily,
-	.dumpit		= ctrl_dumpfamily,
-	.policy		= ctrl_policy,
+static struct genl_ops genl_ctrl_ops[] = {
+	{
+		.cmd		= CTRL_CMD_GETFAMILY,
+		.doit		= ctrl_getfamily,
+		.dumpit		= ctrl_dumpfamily,
+		.policy		= ctrl_policy,
+	},
 };
 
-static struct genl_multicast_group notify_grp = {
-	.name		= "notify",
+static struct genl_multicast_group genl_ctrl_groups[] = {
+	{ .name = "notify", },
 };
 
 static int __net_init genl_pernet_init(struct net *net)
@@ -954,7 +996,8 @@
 	for (i = 0; i < GENL_FAM_TAB_SIZE; i++)
 		INIT_LIST_HEAD(&family_ht[i]);
 
-	err = genl_register_family_with_ops(&genl_ctrl, &genl_ctrl_ops, 1);
+	err = genl_register_family_with_ops_groups(&genl_ctrl, genl_ctrl_ops,
+						   genl_ctrl_groups);
 	if (err < 0)
 		goto problem;
 
@@ -962,10 +1005,6 @@
 	if (err)
 		goto problem;
 
-	err = genl_register_mc_group(&genl_ctrl, &notify_grp);
-	if (err < 0)
-		goto problem;
-
 	return 0;
 
 problem:
@@ -1003,14 +1042,18 @@
 	return err;
 }
 
-int genlmsg_multicast_allns(struct sk_buff *skb, u32 portid, unsigned int group,
-			    gfp_t flags)
+int genlmsg_multicast_allns(struct genl_family *family, struct sk_buff *skb,
+			    u32 portid, unsigned int group, gfp_t flags)
 {
+	if (group >= family->n_mcgrps)
+		return -EINVAL;
+	group = family->mcgrp_offset + group;
 	return genlmsg_mcast(skb, portid, group, flags);
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(genlmsg_multicast_allns);
 
-void genl_notify(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net *net, u32 portid, u32 group,
+void genl_notify(struct genl_family *family,
+		 struct sk_buff *skb, struct net *net, u32 portid, u32 group,
 		 struct nlmsghdr *nlh, gfp_t flags)
 {
 	struct sock *sk = net->genl_sock;
@@ -1019,6 +1062,9 @@
 	if (nlh)
 		report = nlmsg_report(nlh);
 
+	if (group >= family->n_mcgrps)
+		return;
+	group = family->mcgrp_offset + group;
 	nlmsg_notify(sk, skb, portid, group, report, flags);
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(genl_notify);
diff --git a/net/nfc/netlink.c b/net/nfc/netlink.c
index f558561..a9b2342 100644
--- a/net/nfc/netlink.c
+++ b/net/nfc/netlink.c
@@ -30,8 +30,8 @@
 #include "nfc.h"
 #include "llcp.h"
 
-static struct genl_multicast_group nfc_genl_event_mcgrp = {
-	.name = NFC_GENL_MCAST_EVENT_NAME,
+static const struct genl_multicast_group nfc_genl_mcgrps[] = {
+	{ .name = NFC_GENL_MCAST_EVENT_NAME, },
 };
 
 static struct genl_family nfc_genl_family = {
@@ -194,7 +194,7 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	return genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_ATOMIC);
+	return genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_ATOMIC);
 
 nla_put_failure:
 	genlmsg_cancel(msg, hdr);
@@ -223,7 +223,7 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_KERNEL);
 
 	return 0;
 
@@ -255,7 +255,7 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_KERNEL);
 
 	return 0;
 
@@ -285,7 +285,7 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_KERNEL);
 
 	return 0;
 
@@ -318,7 +318,7 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_KERNEL);
 
 	return 0;
 
@@ -348,7 +348,7 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_KERNEL);
 
 	return 0;
 
@@ -414,7 +414,7 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	return genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_ATOMIC);
+	return genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_ATOMIC);
 
 nla_put_failure:
 	genlmsg_cancel(msg, hdr);
@@ -448,7 +448,7 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_KERNEL);
 
 	return 0;
 
@@ -479,7 +479,7 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_KERNEL);
 
 	return 0;
 
@@ -600,7 +600,7 @@
 
 	dev->dep_link_up = true;
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_ATOMIC);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_ATOMIC);
 
 	return 0;
 
@@ -632,7 +632,7 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_ATOMIC);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_ATOMIC);
 
 	return 0;
 
@@ -1137,7 +1137,7 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_KERNEL);
 
 	return 0;
 
@@ -1308,7 +1308,7 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast(msg, 0, nfc_genl_event_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&nfc_genl_family, msg, 0, 0, GFP_KERNEL);
 
 	kfree(ctx);
 
@@ -1536,16 +1536,15 @@
 {
 	int rc;
 
-	rc = genl_register_family_with_ops(&nfc_genl_family, nfc_genl_ops,
-					   ARRAY_SIZE(nfc_genl_ops));
+	rc = genl_register_family_with_ops_groups(&nfc_genl_family,
+						  nfc_genl_ops,
+						  nfc_genl_mcgrps);
 	if (rc)
 		return rc;
 
-	rc = genl_register_mc_group(&nfc_genl_family, &nfc_genl_event_mcgrp);
-
 	netlink_register_notifier(&nl_notifier);
 
-	return rc;
+	return 0;
 }
 
 /**
diff --git a/net/openvswitch/datapath.c b/net/openvswitch/datapath.c
index 91e1c92..1de4d28 100644
--- a/net/openvswitch/datapath.c
+++ b/net/openvswitch/datapath.c
@@ -61,11 +61,11 @@
 
 int ovs_net_id __read_mostly;
 
-static void ovs_notify(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info,
-		       struct genl_multicast_group *grp)
+static void ovs_notify(struct genl_family *family,
+		       struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info)
 {
-	genl_notify(skb, genl_info_net(info), info->snd_portid,
-		    grp->id, info->nlhdr, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genl_notify(family, skb, genl_info_net(info), info->snd_portid,
+		    0, info->nlhdr, GFP_KERNEL);
 }
 
 /**
@@ -877,10 +877,10 @@
 	ovs_unlock();
 
 	if (!IS_ERR(reply))
-		ovs_notify(reply, info, &ovs_dp_flow_multicast_group);
+		ovs_notify(&dp_flow_genl_family, reply, info);
 	else
-		netlink_set_err(sock_net(skb->sk)->genl_sock, 0,
-				ovs_dp_flow_multicast_group.id, PTR_ERR(reply));
+		genl_set_err(&dp_flow_genl_family, sock_net(skb->sk), 0,
+			     0, PTR_ERR(reply));
 	return 0;
 
 err_flow_free:
@@ -990,7 +990,7 @@
 	ovs_flow_free(flow, true);
 	ovs_unlock();
 
-	ovs_notify(reply, info, &ovs_dp_flow_multicast_group);
+	ovs_notify(&dp_flow_genl_family, reply, info);
 	return 0;
 unlock:
 	ovs_unlock();
@@ -1237,7 +1237,7 @@
 
 	ovs_unlock();
 
-	ovs_notify(reply, info, &ovs_dp_datapath_multicast_group);
+	ovs_notify(&dp_datapath_genl_family, reply, info);
 	return 0;
 
 err_destroy_local_port:
@@ -1302,7 +1302,7 @@
 	__dp_destroy(dp);
 	ovs_unlock();
 
-	ovs_notify(reply, info, &ovs_dp_datapath_multicast_group);
+	ovs_notify(&dp_datapath_genl_family, reply, info);
 
 	return 0;
 unlock:
@@ -1326,14 +1326,14 @@
 				      info->snd_seq, OVS_DP_CMD_NEW);
 	if (IS_ERR(reply)) {
 		err = PTR_ERR(reply);
-		netlink_set_err(sock_net(skb->sk)->genl_sock, 0,
-				ovs_dp_datapath_multicast_group.id, err);
+		genl_set_err(&dp_datapath_genl_family, sock_net(skb->sk), 0,
+			     0, err);
 		err = 0;
 		goto unlock;
 	}
 
 	ovs_unlock();
-	ovs_notify(reply, info, &ovs_dp_datapath_multicast_group);
+	ovs_notify(&dp_datapath_genl_family, reply, info);
 
 	return 0;
 unlock:
@@ -1425,7 +1425,7 @@
 	[OVS_VPORT_ATTR_OPTIONS] = { .type = NLA_NESTED },
 };
 
-static struct genl_family dp_vport_genl_family = {
+struct genl_family dp_vport_genl_family = {
 	.id = GENL_ID_GENERATE,
 	.hdrsize = sizeof(struct ovs_header),
 	.name = OVS_VPORT_FAMILY,
@@ -1595,7 +1595,7 @@
 		goto exit_unlock;
 	}
 
-	ovs_notify(reply, info, &ovs_dp_vport_multicast_group);
+	ovs_notify(&dp_vport_genl_family, reply, info);
 
 exit_unlock:
 	ovs_unlock();
@@ -1642,7 +1642,7 @@
 	BUG_ON(err < 0);
 
 	ovs_unlock();
-	ovs_notify(reply, info, &ovs_dp_vport_multicast_group);
+	ovs_notify(&dp_vport_genl_family, reply, info);
 	return 0;
 
 exit_free:
@@ -1679,7 +1679,7 @@
 	err = 0;
 	ovs_dp_detach_port(vport);
 
-	ovs_notify(reply, info, &ovs_dp_vport_multicast_group);
+	ovs_notify(&dp_vport_genl_family, reply, info);
 
 exit_unlock:
 	ovs_unlock();
@@ -1781,7 +1781,7 @@
 	struct genl_family *family;
 	const struct genl_ops *ops;
 	int n_ops;
-	struct genl_multicast_group *group;
+	const struct genl_multicast_group *group;
 };
 
 static const struct genl_family_and_ops dp_genl_families[] = {
@@ -1817,17 +1817,14 @@
 	for (i = 0; i < ARRAY_SIZE(dp_genl_families); i++) {
 		const struct genl_family_and_ops *f = &dp_genl_families[i];
 
-		err = genl_register_family_with_ops(f->family, f->ops,
-						    f->n_ops);
+		f->family->ops = f->ops;
+		f->family->n_ops = f->n_ops;
+		f->family->mcgrps = f->group;
+		f->family->n_mcgrps = f->group ? 1 : 0;
+		err = genl_register_family(f->family);
 		if (err)
 			goto error;
 		n_registered++;
-
-		if (f->group) {
-			err = genl_register_mc_group(f->family, f->group);
-			if (err)
-				goto error;
-		}
 	}
 
 	return 0;
diff --git a/net/openvswitch/datapath.h b/net/openvswitch/datapath.h
index d3d14a58..4067ea4 100644
--- a/net/openvswitch/datapath.h
+++ b/net/openvswitch/datapath.h
@@ -177,6 +177,7 @@
 }
 
 extern struct notifier_block ovs_dp_device_notifier;
+extern struct genl_family dp_vport_genl_family;
 extern struct genl_multicast_group ovs_dp_vport_multicast_group;
 
 void ovs_dp_process_received_packet(struct vport *, struct sk_buff *);
diff --git a/net/openvswitch/dp_notify.c b/net/openvswitch/dp_notify.c
index 5c2dab2..2c631fe 100644
--- a/net/openvswitch/dp_notify.c
+++ b/net/openvswitch/dp_notify.c
@@ -34,15 +34,14 @@
 					  OVS_VPORT_CMD_DEL);
 	ovs_dp_detach_port(vport);
 	if (IS_ERR(notify)) {
-		netlink_set_err(ovs_dp_get_net(dp)->genl_sock, 0,
-				ovs_dp_vport_multicast_group.id,
-				PTR_ERR(notify));
+		genl_set_err(&dp_vport_genl_family, ovs_dp_get_net(dp), 0,
+			     0, PTR_ERR(notify));
 		return;
 	}
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(ovs_dp_get_net(dp), notify, 0,
-				ovs_dp_vport_multicast_group.id,
-				GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&dp_vport_genl_family,
+				ovs_dp_get_net(dp), notify, 0,
+				0, GFP_KERNEL);
 }
 
 void ovs_dp_notify_wq(struct work_struct *work)
diff --git a/net/tipc/netlink.c b/net/tipc/netlink.c
index 8bcd498..9f72a63 100644
--- a/net/tipc/netlink.c
+++ b/net/tipc/netlink.c
@@ -76,9 +76,11 @@
 	.maxattr	= 0,
 };
 
-static struct genl_ops tipc_genl_ops = {
-	.cmd		= TIPC_GENL_CMD,
-	.doit		= handle_cmd,
+static struct genl_ops tipc_genl_ops[] = {
+	{
+		.cmd		= TIPC_GENL_CMD,
+		.doit		= handle_cmd,
+	},
 };
 
 static int tipc_genl_family_registered;
@@ -87,8 +89,7 @@
 {
 	int res;
 
-	res = genl_register_family_with_ops(&tipc_genl_family,
-		&tipc_genl_ops, 1);
+	res = genl_register_family_with_ops(&tipc_genl_family, tipc_genl_ops);
 	if (res) {
 		pr_err("Failed to register netlink interface\n");
 		return res;
diff --git a/net/wimax/op-msg.c b/net/wimax/op-msg.c
index ff19cbe..c278b33 100644
--- a/net/wimax/op-msg.c
+++ b/net/wimax/op-msg.c
@@ -279,7 +279,7 @@
 
 	d_printf(1, dev, "CTX: wimax msg, %zu bytes\n", size);
 	d_dump(2, dev, msg, size);
-	genlmsg_multicast(skb, 0, wimax_gnl_mcg.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&wimax_gnl_family, skb, 0, 0, GFP_KERNEL);
 	d_printf(1, dev, "CTX: genl multicast done\n");
 	return 0;
 }
diff --git a/net/wimax/stack.c b/net/wimax/stack.c
index 47170c9..ef2191b 100644
--- a/net/wimax/stack.c
+++ b/net/wimax/stack.c
@@ -116,8 +116,9 @@
 		dev_err(dev, "RE_STCH: can't create message\n");
 		goto error_new;
 	}
-	data = genlmsg_put(report_skb, 0, wimax_gnl_mcg.id, &wimax_gnl_family,
-			   0, WIMAX_GNL_RE_STATE_CHANGE);
+	/* FIXME: sending a group ID as the seq is wrong */
+	data = genlmsg_put(report_skb, 0, wimax_gnl_family.mcgrp_offset,
+			   &wimax_gnl_family, 0, WIMAX_GNL_RE_STATE_CHANGE);
 	if (data == NULL) {
 		dev_err(dev, "RE_STCH: can't put data into message\n");
 		goto error_put;
@@ -177,7 +178,7 @@
 		goto out;
 	}
 	genlmsg_end(report_skb, header);
-	genlmsg_multicast(report_skb, 0, wimax_gnl_mcg.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast(&wimax_gnl_family, report_skb, 0, 0, GFP_KERNEL);
 out:
 	d_fnend(3, dev, "(wimax_dev %p report_skb %p) = %d\n",
 		wimax_dev, report_skb, result);
@@ -579,8 +580,8 @@
 	.maxattr = WIMAX_GNL_ATTR_MAX,
 };
 
-struct genl_multicast_group wimax_gnl_mcg = {
-	.name = "msg",
+static const struct genl_multicast_group wimax_gnl_mcgrps[] = {
+	{ .name = "msg", },
 };
 
 
@@ -597,21 +598,18 @@
 
 	snprintf(wimax_gnl_family.name, sizeof(wimax_gnl_family.name),
 		 "WiMAX");
-	result = genl_register_family_with_ops(&wimax_gnl_family, wimax_gnl_ops,
-					       ARRAY_SIZE(wimax_gnl_ops));
+	result = genl_register_family_with_ops_groups(&wimax_gnl_family,
+						      wimax_gnl_ops,
+						      wimax_gnl_mcgrps);
 	if (unlikely(result < 0)) {
 		printk(KERN_ERR "cannot register generic netlink family: %d\n",
 		       result);
 		goto error_register_family;
 	}
 
-	result = genl_register_mc_group(&wimax_gnl_family, &wimax_gnl_mcg);
-	if (result < 0)
-		goto error_mc_group;
 	d_fnend(4, NULL, "() = 0\n");
 	return 0;
 
-error_mc_group:
 	genl_unregister_family(&wimax_gnl_family);
 error_register_family:
 	d_fnend(4, NULL, "() = %d\n", result);
diff --git a/net/wimax/wimax-internal.h b/net/wimax/wimax-internal.h
index 8567d30..b445b82 100644
--- a/net/wimax/wimax-internal.h
+++ b/net/wimax/wimax-internal.h
@@ -86,7 +86,6 @@
 
 /* generic netlink */
 extern struct genl_family wimax_gnl_family;
-extern struct genl_multicast_group wimax_gnl_mcg;
 
 /* ops */
 int wimax_gnl_doit_msg_from_user(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info);
diff --git a/net/wireless/nl80211.c b/net/wireless/nl80211.c
index 58c43c8..a1eb210 100644
--- a/net/wireless/nl80211.c
+++ b/net/wireless/nl80211.c
@@ -47,6 +47,25 @@
 	.post_doit = nl80211_post_doit,
 };
 
+/* multicast groups */
+enum nl80211_multicast_groups {
+	NL80211_MCGRP_CONFIG,
+	NL80211_MCGRP_SCAN,
+	NL80211_MCGRP_REGULATORY,
+	NL80211_MCGRP_MLME,
+	NL80211_MCGRP_TESTMODE /* keep last - ifdef! */
+};
+
+static const struct genl_multicast_group nl80211_mcgrps[] = {
+	[NL80211_MCGRP_CONFIG] = { .name = "config", },
+	[NL80211_MCGRP_SCAN] = { .name = "scan", },
+	[NL80211_MCGRP_REGULATORY] = { .name = "regulatory", },
+	[NL80211_MCGRP_MLME] = { .name = "mlme", },
+#ifdef CONFIG_NL80211_TESTMODE
+	[NL80211_MCGRP_TESTMODE] = { .name = "testmode", }
+#endif
+};
+
 /* returns ERR_PTR values */
 static struct wireless_dev *
 __cfg80211_wdev_from_attrs(struct net *netns, struct nlattr **attrs)
@@ -6656,10 +6675,6 @@
 
 
 #ifdef CONFIG_NL80211_TESTMODE
-static struct genl_multicast_group nl80211_testmode_mcgrp = {
-	.name = "testmode",
-};
-
 static int nl80211_testmode_do(struct sk_buff *skb, struct genl_info *info)
 {
 	struct cfg80211_registered_device *rdev = info->user_ptr[0];
@@ -6868,8 +6883,8 @@
 
 	nla_nest_end(skb, data);
 	genlmsg_end(skb, hdr);
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), skb, 0,
-				nl80211_testmode_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), skb, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_TESTMODE, gfp);
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(cfg80211_testmode_event);
 #endif
@@ -9566,21 +9581,6 @@
 	},
 };
 
-static struct genl_multicast_group nl80211_mlme_mcgrp = {
-	.name = "mlme",
-};
-
-/* multicast groups */
-static struct genl_multicast_group nl80211_config_mcgrp = {
-	.name = "config",
-};
-static struct genl_multicast_group nl80211_scan_mcgrp = {
-	.name = "scan",
-};
-static struct genl_multicast_group nl80211_regulatory_mcgrp = {
-	.name = "regulatory",
-};
-
 /* notification functions */
 
 void nl80211_notify_dev_rename(struct cfg80211_registered_device *rdev)
@@ -9597,8 +9597,8 @@
 		return;
 	}
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_config_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_CONFIG, GFP_KERNEL);
 }
 
 static int nl80211_add_scan_req(struct sk_buff *msg,
@@ -9707,8 +9707,8 @@
 		return;
 	}
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_scan_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_SCAN, GFP_KERNEL);
 }
 
 void nl80211_send_scan_done(struct cfg80211_registered_device *rdev,
@@ -9726,8 +9726,8 @@
 		return;
 	}
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_scan_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_SCAN, GFP_KERNEL);
 }
 
 void nl80211_send_scan_aborted(struct cfg80211_registered_device *rdev,
@@ -9745,8 +9745,8 @@
 		return;
 	}
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_scan_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_SCAN, GFP_KERNEL);
 }
 
 void nl80211_send_sched_scan_results(struct cfg80211_registered_device *rdev,
@@ -9764,8 +9764,8 @@
 		return;
 	}
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_scan_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_SCAN, GFP_KERNEL);
 }
 
 void nl80211_send_sched_scan(struct cfg80211_registered_device *rdev,
@@ -9782,8 +9782,8 @@
 		return;
 	}
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_scan_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_SCAN, GFP_KERNEL);
 }
 
 /*
@@ -9837,8 +9837,8 @@
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
 	rcu_read_lock();
-	genlmsg_multicast_allns(msg, 0, nl80211_regulatory_mcgrp.id,
-				GFP_ATOMIC);
+	genlmsg_multicast_allns(&nl80211_fam, msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_REGULATORY, GFP_ATOMIC);
 	rcu_read_unlock();
 
 	return;
@@ -9873,8 +9873,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -9961,8 +9961,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10017,8 +10017,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10056,8 +10056,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10094,8 +10094,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, GFP_KERNEL);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10128,8 +10128,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10169,8 +10169,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10208,8 +10208,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10261,8 +10261,8 @@
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
 	rcu_read_lock();
-	genlmsg_multicast_allns(msg, 0, nl80211_regulatory_mcgrp.id,
-				GFP_ATOMIC);
+	genlmsg_multicast_allns(&nl80211_fam, msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_REGULATORY, GFP_ATOMIC);
 	rcu_read_unlock();
 
 	return;
@@ -10307,8 +10307,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10362,8 +10362,8 @@
 		return;
 	}
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(cfg80211_new_sta);
 
@@ -10392,8 +10392,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10428,8 +10428,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10590,8 +10590,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10639,8 +10639,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10684,8 +10684,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10742,8 +10742,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10789,8 +10789,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10866,8 +10866,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10915,8 +10915,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -10962,8 +10962,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -11002,8 +11002,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -11154,8 +11154,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  free_msg:
@@ -11196,8 +11196,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, gfp);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, gfp);
 	return;
 
  nla_put_failure:
@@ -11279,8 +11279,8 @@
 
 	genlmsg_end(msg, hdr);
 
-	genlmsg_multicast_netns(wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
-				nl80211_mlme_mcgrp.id, GFP_KERNEL);
+	genlmsg_multicast_netns(&nl80211_fam, wiphy_net(&rdev->wiphy), msg, 0,
+				NL80211_MCGRP_MLME, GFP_KERNEL);
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(cfg80211_ft_event);
 
@@ -11329,33 +11329,11 @@
 {
 	int err;
 
-	err = genl_register_family_with_ops(&nl80211_fam,
-		nl80211_ops, ARRAY_SIZE(nl80211_ops));
+	err = genl_register_family_with_ops_groups(&nl80211_fam, nl80211_ops,
+						   nl80211_mcgrps);
 	if (err)
 		return err;
 
-	err = genl_register_mc_group(&nl80211_fam, &nl80211_config_mcgrp);
-	if (err)
-		goto err_out;
-
-	err = genl_register_mc_group(&nl80211_fam, &nl80211_scan_mcgrp);
-	if (err)
-		goto err_out;
-
-	err = genl_register_mc_group(&nl80211_fam, &nl80211_regulatory_mcgrp);
-	if (err)
-		goto err_out;
-
-	err = genl_register_mc_group(&nl80211_fam, &nl80211_mlme_mcgrp);
-	if (err)
-		goto err_out;
-
-#ifdef CONFIG_NL80211_TESTMODE
-	err = genl_register_mc_group(&nl80211_fam, &nl80211_testmode_mcgrp);
-	if (err)
-		goto err_out;
-#endif
-
 	err = netlink_register_notifier(&nl80211_netlink_notifier);
 	if (err)
 		goto err_out;