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Modifying sk_buff in ip6_xmit

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Subject: Modifying sk_buff in ip6_xmit
From: Stefan Schlott <stefan.schlott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 09:46:46 +0200
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Hi all,

I'm trying to modify the data passed to ip6_xmit (in ip6_output.c)...
The new data will be a bit larger, so I use skb_push to increase the data
size in skb (after making sure that there is enough headroom for both
my data and all extension headers):
  skb->h.raw = skb_push(skb,required_size);
This works perfectly fine... until I update the payload size (which will
be inserted in the IPv6 header later):
  seg_len += required_size;
If I update seg_len, my computer freezes (no oops, no kernel panic).
If I don't update it, I will (of course) get truncated packets.

The point that drives me insane is that everything works fine when
inserting extension headers!

I'm working with kernel ver. 2.4.0-test9. My network tests use the lo
loopback device.

Anyone any ideas? Any help would be really appreciated...


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