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Date:	Sat, 28 Sep 2013 16:22:16 -0700
From:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
To:	Hauke Mehrtens <hauke@...ke-m.de>
Cc:	davem@...emloft.net, zajec5@...il.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] bgmac: add support for Byte Queue Limits

On Sat, 2013-09-28 at 16:03 -0700, Eric Dumazet wrote:

> Unfortunately, skb->len is unsafe : hardware might already sent the
> packet and TX completion have freed it.
> 
> You must cache skb->len in a variable before allowing hardware to send
> the frame.
> 

More exactly you must call netdev_sent_queue() _before_ giving skb to
hardware, or netdev_completed_queue() might panic.


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