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Date:	Sat, 29 Sep 2007 17:13:39 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PKT_SCHED]: Add stateless NAT

From: Patrick McHardy <>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 17:21:23 +0200

> Unfortunately gcc doesn't perform tail call optimization when the
> address of a parameter or local variable is passed to an extern
> function before the tail call, which NF_HOOK does for the skb.

To which Herbert later asked why we need the **pskb thing.

The reason is that if we have to COW or resize the SKB it
could result in a realloc of the sk_buff struct which is
why we need the **pskb thing.

But strangely I can't find any skbuff.h interfaces that
require that any longer :-)))  So this might be some artifact
that we can in fact kill off.
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