Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 172476
netpoll: avoid kfree_skb on packets with destructors
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:21 EST
Description of problem:
Netpoll will generate an unwanted printk when __kfree_skb is called with a
destructor from interrupt context. Here is a discussion of the patch:
The version for RHEL will also have a conditional based upon whether or not we
are in netdump_mode. If in netdump_mode, always do __kfree_skb, as we otherwise
have no way of freeing the skb.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 120746 [details]
don't call __kfree_skb on skb's with destructors
built, verified and posted. Thanks!
committed in stream U5 build 42.38. A test kernel with this patch is available
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
QE ack for RHEL4.5.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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