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Date:	Wed, 26 Sep 2007 22:09:01 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] net: Dynamically allocate the per cpu counters for
 the loopback device.

From: (Eric W. Biederman)
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 17:53:40 -0600

> This patch add support for dynamically allocating the statistics counters
> for the loopback device and adds appropriate device methods for allocating
> and freeing the loopback device.
> This completes support for creating multiple instances of the loopback
> device,  in preparation for creating per network namespace instances.
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>

Applied to net-2.6.24, thanks.

> @@ -155,7 +154,8 @@ static int loopback_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
>  	dev->last_rx = jiffies;
>  	/* it's OK to use __get_cpu_var() because BHs are off */
> -	lb_stats = &__get_cpu_var(pcpu_lstats);
> +	pcpu_lstats = netdev_priv(dev);
> +	lb_stats = per_cpu_ptr(pcpu_lstats, smp_processor_id());
>  	lb_stats->bytes += skb->len;
>  	lb_stats->packets++;

I'm going to add a followon change that gets rid of that
comment about __get_cpu_var() since it is no longer
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