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Re: [PATCH] fix long-standing bug in 2.6/2.4 skb_copy/skb_copy_expand

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix long-standing bug in 2.6/2.4 skb_copy/skb_copy_expand
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 13:56:45 -0700 (PDT)
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From: Stuffed Crust <pizza@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix long-standing bug in 2.6/2.4 skb_copy/skb_copy_expand
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 16:38:45 -0400

> As I said in my original message, it was a crude hack which has since
> been relegated to the great bitbucket of the sky.  All that's left is
> that "bugfix" patch.

If alloc_skb() does not do an skb_reserve(), then the bug fix
patch is unnecessary.  The "bug" only exists if you happen to
change alloc_skb() to do an skb_reserve().

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