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Date:	Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:58:49 -0800
From:	Eric Dumazet <>
To:	Rick Jones <>
Cc:	Rick Jones <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] icmp: Remove some spurious dropped packet
 profile hits from the ICMP path

On Fri, 2014-11-14 at 08:16 -0800, Rick Jones wrote:

> I thought the point of the drop profiling was to show where the drops 
> were happening.  Leaving the kfree_skb() up in icmp_rcv() does not 
> improve showing where the drops happened.  That is why I've pushed it 
> down into the routines called by icmp_rcv().

OK, but we drop an icmp message, and that really should be enough.

The point is that most normal icmp messages wont be dropped, but

I am not sure we want to bloat the kernel for such minor problem.

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