Bug 172476 - netpoll: avoid kfree_skb on packets with destructors
netpoll: avoid kfree_skb on packets with destructors
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Neil Horman
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-11-04 18:07 EST by Jeffrey Moyer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0304
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Last Closed: 2007-05-01 19:57:20 EDT
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don't call __kfree_skb on skb's with destructors (460 bytes, patch)
2005-11-04 18:07 EST, Jeffrey Moyer
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Description Jeffrey Moyer 2005-11-04 18:07:53 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.

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Comment 1 Jeffrey Moyer 2005-11-04 18:07:53 EST
Created attachment 120746 [details]
don't call __kfree_skb on skb's with destructors
Comment 2 Neil Horman 2006-12-06 08:57:28 EST
built, verified and posted.  Thanks!
Comment 3 Jason Baron 2007-01-05 11:27:23 EST
committed in stream U5 build 42.38. A test kernel with this patch is available
from http://people.redhat.com/~jbaron/rhel4/
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-01-18 11:27:47 EST
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
Comment 5 Jay Turner 2007-01-18 15:46:49 EST
QE ack for RHEL4.5.
Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-05-01 19:57:20 EDT
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
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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