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Date:   Sat, 08 Oct 2016 06:10:56 +0900
From:   Eric Dumazet <>
To:     Abdelrhman Ahmed <>
Cc:     davem <>, netdev <>,
        linux-kernel <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: Reset skb to network header in neigh_hh_output

On Fri, 2016-10-07 at 16:14 +0200, Abdelrhman Ahmed wrote:
> When hardware header is added without using cached one, neigh_resolve_output
> and neigh_connected_output reset skb to network header before adding it.
> When cached one is used, neigh_hh_output does not reset the skb to network
> header.
> The fix is to reset skb to network header before adding cached hardware header
> to keep the behavior consistent in all cases.

What is the issue you want to fix exactly ?

Please describe the use case.

I highly suggest you take a look at commit

("net: Fix skb_under_panic oops in neigh_resolve_output")

Otherwise, your fix is in fact adding a critical bug.

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