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Date:	Wed, 14 May 2008 14:17:58 +0530
From:	"kalash nainwal" <>
To:	"David Miller" <>
Subject: Re: ip_finish_outpu2 question

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 10:04 AM, David Miller <> wrote:
> From: Prashanth <>
> Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 09:12:54 +0530
>> hi, In the following function at line 189 , we are getting aligned
>> length (hh_alen) for the hardware header , but while doing a
>> skb_push() why are we using the hh->hh_len;for ethernet hh_alen would
>> be 16 , and hh->hh_len would be 14, since we are doing skb_push() with
>> 14 (i.e hh->hh_len), the skb->data will not be aligned right? Can
>> someone please shed some light on this. thanks.
> We are using 16 for the copy so that we do an aligned
> copy.  But the ethernet header size is only 14 bytes.

I thought memcpy in linux is anyway always alignment safe. no?

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