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Date:   Sat, 22 Aug 2020 08:23:29 +1000
From:   Herbert Xu <>
To:     "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
Cc:     Neil Horman <>
Subject: [PATCH] net: Get rid of consume_skb when tracing is off

The function consume_skb is only meaningful when tracing is enabled.
This patch makes it conditional on CONFIG_TRACEPOINTS.

Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>

diff --git a/include/linux/skbuff.h b/include/linux/skbuff.h
index 46881d902124..e8bca74857a3 100644
--- a/include/linux/skbuff.h
+++ b/include/linux/skbuff.h
@@ -1056,7 +1056,16 @@ void kfree_skb(struct sk_buff *skb);
 void kfree_skb_list(struct sk_buff *segs);
 void skb_dump(const char *level, const struct sk_buff *skb, bool full_pkt);
 void skb_tx_error(struct sk_buff *skb);
 void consume_skb(struct sk_buff *skb);
+static inline void consume_skb(struct sk_buff *skb)
+	return kfree_skb(skb);
 void __consume_stateless_skb(struct sk_buff *skb);
 void  __kfree_skb(struct sk_buff *skb);
 extern struct kmem_cache *skbuff_head_cache;
diff --git a/net/core/skbuff.c b/net/core/skbuff.c
index 7e2e502ef519..593fe73d4993 100644
--- a/net/core/skbuff.c
+++ b/net/core/skbuff.c
@@ -820,6 +820,7 @@ void skb_tx_error(struct sk_buff *skb)
  *	consume_skb - free an skbuff
  *	@skb: buffer to free
@@ -837,6 +838,7 @@ void consume_skb(struct sk_buff *skb)
  *	consume_stateless_skb - free an skbuff, assuming it is stateless
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