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Date:	Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:20:18 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3.2-3.12] skbuff: skb_segment: orphan frags before

From: Ben Hutchings <>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:57:40 +0100

> From: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <>
> commit 1fd819ecb90cc9b822cd84d3056ddba315d3340f upstream.
> skb_segment copies frags around, so we need
> to copy them carefully to avoid accessing
> user memory after reporting completion to userspace
> through a callback.
> skb_segment doesn't normally happen on datapath:
> TSO needs to be disabled - so disabling zero copy
> in this case does not look like a big deal.
> Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <>
> Acked-by: Herbert Xu <>
> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
> [bwh: Backported to 3.2.  As skb_segment() only supports page-frags *or* a
>  frag list, there is no need for the additional frag_skb pointer or the
>  preparatory renaming.]
> Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
> ---
> For branches older than 3.6, commit a353e0ce0fd4 ('skbuff: add an api to
> orphan frags') is needed before this.  This is untested and I would
> appreciate a review.

I didn't do this backport because it seemed risky unless Michael
or someone else tested it thoroughly.
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