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Date:	Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:43:23 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] xen-netfront: Remove BUGs on paged skb data which
 crosses a page boundary

From: Seth Forshee <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:53:50 -0600

> On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 12:28:12PM -0500, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Seth Forshee <>
>> Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:28:24 -0600
>> > These BUGs can be erroneously triggered by frags which refer to
>> > tail pages within a compound page. The data in these pages may
>> > overrun the hardware page while still being contained within the
>> > compound page, but since compound_order() evaluates to 0 for tail
>> > pages the assertion fails. The code already iterates through
>> > subsequent pages correctly in this scenario, so the BUGs are
>> > unnecessary and can be removed.
>> > 
>> > Fixes: f36c374782e4 ("xen/netfront: handle compound page fragments on transmit")
>> > Cc: <> # 3.7+
>> > Signed-off-by: Seth Forshee <>
>> Can I get some Xen developer reviews?
> Fwiw this issue was discussed previously and this was the recommended
> fix.
> Since then I got some feedback from a tester that he didn't see any
> problems with the BUGs removed (actually replaced with a WARN so I know
> that he actually saw the condition which triggered the BUG).

That's fine, but I still want a xen-netfront developer to review and
ACK this.
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