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Date:	Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:47:32 -0700
From:	Eric Dumazet <>
To:	Jeff Kirsher <>
Cc:	Eric Dumazet <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	netdev <>,
	Alexander Duyck <>,
	Andres Lagar-Cavilla <>,
	Greg Thelen <>,
	Hugh Dickins <>,
	David Rientjes <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net 2/5] igb: fix race accessing page->_count

On Thu, 2014-10-09 at 22:55 -0700, Jeff Kirsher wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 10:24 PM, Eric Dumazet <> wrote:
> > This is illegal to use atomic_set(&page->_count, 2) even if we 'own'
> > the page. Other entities in the kernel need to use get_page_unless_zero()
> > to get a reference to the page before testing page properties, so we could
> > loose a refcount increment.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <>
> Acked-by: Jeff Kirsher <>
> Since this is apart of a series, if the changes to skbuff are ok, then
> the changes to the Intel drivers are ok.

Thanks Jeff, I am sending v2 including your Acked-by and ixgbe title

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