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Date:	Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:14:43 -0800
From:	Roland Dreier <rdreier@...co.com>
To:	Andrew Gallatin <gallatin@...i.com>
Cc:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>, davem@...emloft.net,
	ossthema@...ibm.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: fix lro_gen_skb() alignment

 > >> -       skb = netdev_alloc_skb(lro_mgr->dev, hlen);
 > >> +       skb = netdev_alloc_skb(lro_mgr->dev, hlen + NET_IP_ALIGN);
 > > NET_IP_ALIGN should only be used if you're DMAing into the skb head.
 > > Otherwise you should say 2.  It would be nice to have another macro
 > > for that I suppose.
 > 
 > It is certainly simple enough to say 2.  Thank you for pointing
 > this out.  I have attached a patch to do that..
 > 
 > Signed off by: Andrew Gallatin <gallatin@...i.com>

Isn't the value of 2 ethernet-specific (to round the 14-byte header up
to 16)?  Given that the rest of the lro code is fairly careful to
calculate mac_hdr_len etc it seems as if it would be cleaner to make
this independent of the specific L2 being used.

(And I plan on using the LRO module for IP-over-InfiniBand so this is
not completely theoretical)

 - R.
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