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Date:	Fri, 20 Apr 2007 11:41:45 -0400
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
To:	Neil Horman <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sis900: Allocate rx replacement buffer before rx operation

Neil Horman wrote:
> Hey there-
> 	The sis900 driver appears to have a bug in which the receive routine
> passes the skbuff holding the received frame to the network stack before
> refilling the buffer in the rx ring.  If a new skbuff cannot be allocated, the
> driver simply leaves a hole in the rx ring, which causes the driver to stop
> receiving frames and become non-recoverable without an rmmod/insmod according to
> reporters.  This patch reverses that order, attempting to allocate a replacement
> buffer first, and receiving the new frame only if one can be allocated.  If no
> skbuff can be allocated, the current skbuf in the rx ring is recycled, dropping
> the current frame, but keeping the NIC operational.
> Thanks & Regards
> Neil
> Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <>

Please CC the net driver maintainer ;-)

I'll queue this for review.

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