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Date:	Fri, 4 May 2012 11:51:31 +0100
From:	Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@...rix.com>
To:	"Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>
CC:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	"eric.dumazet@...il.com" <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 7/9] net: add skb_orphan_frags to copy aside frags with
 destructors

On Fri, 2012-05-04 at 11:03 +0100, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 02:54:33AM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> > From: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>
> > Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 00:10:24 +0300
> > 
> > > Hmm we orphan skbs when we loop them back so how about reusing the
> > > skb->destructor for this?
> > 
> > That's one possibility.
> > 
> > But I fear we're about to toss Ian into yet another rabbit hole. :-)
> > 
> > Let's try to converge on something quickly as I think integration of
> > his work has been delayed enough as-is.
> 
> This is more intrusive than I'd like because on
> error we need to free the skb, so need
> to return error code from orphan, but it does not add
> an extra branch since skb_orphan is inline.
> So intrusive but should not hurt fast path.
> 
> It's weekend here, I'll work on a patch like this
> Sunday.

Thanks, I was starting to feel my nose twitching and my ears beginning
to elongate ;-)

Ian.


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