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Date:	Sat, 11 Jul 2015 07:01:57 +0200
From:	Eric Dumazet <>
To:	Florian Westphal <>
Cc:, Eric Dumazet <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH -next] Revert "ipv4: use skb coalescing in

On Sat, 2015-07-11 at 01:37 +0200, Florian Westphal wrote:
> This reverts commit 3cc4949269e01f39443d0fcfffb5bc6b47878d45.
> There is nothing wrong with coalescing during defragmentation, it
> reduces truesize overhead and simplifies things for the receiving
> socket (no fraglist walk needed).
> However, it also destroys geometry of the original fragments.
> While that doesn't cause any breakage (we make sure to not exceed largest
> original size) ip_do_fragment contains a 'fastpath' that takes advantage
> of a present frag list and results in fragments that (in most cases)
> match what was received.
> In case its needed the coalescing could be done later, when we're sure
> the skb is not forwarded.  But discussion during NFWS resulted in
> 'lets just remove this for now'.
> Cc: Eric Dumazet <>
> Signed-off-by: Florian Westphal <>
> ---

Acked-by: Eric Dumazet <>

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