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Date:	Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:49:47 -0600
From:	Eric Biggers <>
To:	Larry Finger <>
Cc:,,, Stable <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 23/23 V2 for 3.19]  rtlwifi: Fix error when accessing
 unmapped memory in skb

On Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 02:17:37PM -0600, Larry Finger wrote:
> These drivers use 9100-byte receive buffers, thus allocating an skb requires
> an O(3) memory allocation. Under heavy memory loads and fragmentation, such
> a request can fail. Previous versions of the driver have dropped the packet
> and reused the old buffer; however, the new version introduced a bug in that
> it released the old buffer before trying to allocate a new one. The previous
> method is implemented here.

It looks like in the out-of-memory path, pci_map_single() gets called while the
skb is still mapped.  Won't this leak the IOMMU mapping?
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