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Date:	Sun, 16 Sep 2007 16:20:04 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/7] [PPP] pppoe: Fix data clobbering in __pppoe_xmit
 and return value

From: Herbert Xu <>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 17:09:04 +0800

> [PPP] pppoe: Fix data clobbering in __pppoe_xmit and return value
> The function __pppoe_xmit modifies the skb data and therefore it needs
> to copy and skb data if it's cloned.
> In fact, it currently allocates a new skb so that it can return 0 in
> case of error without freeing the original skb.  This is totally wrong
> because returning zero is meant to indicate congestion whereupon pppoe
> is supposed to wake up the upper layer once the congestion subsides.
> This makes sense for ppp_async and ppp_sync but is out-of-place for
> pppoe.  This patch makes it always return 1 and free the skb.
> Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>

Applied, thanks Herbert.
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