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Date:   Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:26:04 -0800
From:   Eric Dumazet <>
To:     Anoob Soman <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] packet: Do not call fanout_release from atomic

On Mon, 2017-02-13 at 13:28 +0000, Anoob Soman wrote:

> Wouldn't it be easier to call synchronize_net(), before calling 
> fanout_release_data() and kfree(f).
> The behavior, wrt synchronize_net, would be same as before and 
> fanout_release() will cleanup everything without leaving any residue.

So we would require two synchronize_net() calls instead of one ?

synchronize_net() is very expensive on some hosts, it is a big hammer.

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