Re: [RFC][PATCH 2/9] deadlock prevention core

From: Daniel Phillips
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 21:31:54 EST

Stephen Hemminger wrote:
How much of this is just building special case support for large allocations
for jumbo frames? Wouldn't it make more sense to just fix those drivers to
do scatter and add the support hooks for that?

Short answer: none of it is. If it happens to handle jumbo frames nicely
that is mainly a lucky accident, and we do need to check that they actually

Minor rant: the whole skb_alloc familly has degenerated into an unholy
mess and could use some rethinking. I believe the current patch gets as
far as three _'s at the beginning of a function, this shows it is high
time to reroll the api.


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