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Date:	Thu, 01 May 2008 11:48:19 +0200
From:	Johannes Berg <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: mac80211 truesize bugs

> I looked at the mac80211 code, the problem is the skb_push() you
> guys do in this situation.


> Things like loopback, which also orphan then reinject, don't trigger
> this problem because the re-input path trims things, never adds.
> The good news is that this is easy to fix.
> Since you've orphaned the SKB, simply adjust skb->truesize as you
> do pushes.  Like this:
> mac80211: Adjust truesize in ieee80211_tx_status() when reinjecting.
> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
> +	/* This is safe because the buffer has been orphaned.  */
> +	skb->truesize += sizeof(*rthdr);

Hmm. The disconnect between truesize and skb->len+sizeof(*skb) was
usually 17 or 19 bytes and sizeof(*rthdr) is only 11. On the other hand,
I don't see where the other bytes should be coming from. I'll give this
a try, thanks.


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