lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Tue, 15 Sep 2009 01:33:21 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	yi.zhu@...el.com
Cc:	mel@....ul.ie, reinette.chatre@...el.com, elendil@...net.nl,
	Larry.Finger@...inger.net, linville@...driver.com,
	penberg@...helsinki.fi, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org,
	ipw3945-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
	cl@...ux-foundation.org, assaf.krauss@...el.com,
	johannes@...solutions.net, mohamed.abbas@...el.com,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: alloc skb based on a given data buffer

From: Zhu Yi <yi.zhu@...el.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 16:30:20 +0800

> This way, device drivers can allocate the Rx buffers with their own size
> and alignment requirement. i.e. do an order-1 page allocation directly
> with free_pages() in the iwlagn driver for a 256 bytes aligned 8K Rx
> buffer. After DMA is finished, drivers can use the above function to
> assemble an skb based on the Rx buffer. It should resolve the problem
> for requiring an order-2 allocation by alloc_skb() in the first place.

You can create paged RX skbs just like drivers such as niu.c
and others already do, there is no need for special APIs for
this.
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe netdev" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Powered by blists - more mailing lists

Powered by Openwall GNU/*/Linux - Powered by OpenVZ