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Re: [1/2] [NET] Add skb_header_release and use it in net/ipv4/tcp

To: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [1/2] [NET] Add skb_header_release and use it in net/ipv4/tcp
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:50:09 -0800
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In-reply-to: <20050129031740.GA6130@gondor.apana.org.au>
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On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 14:17:40 +1100
Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This patch adds skb_header_release which can be called when the owner
> of an skb no longer needs to access the header at all.  What constitutes
> the header is left up to the users of the skb to define.
> 
> For instance, for outbound TCP packets we define the header to be
> anything in front of the TCP payload.  Therefore we add skb_header_release
> calls to all the paths where outound TCP packets are produced.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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