Re: [RFC][PATCH 0/4] VM deadlock prevention -v4

From: Herbert Xu
Date: Mon Aug 14 2006 - 08:49:58 EST

Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> That should not be any problem, since skb's (including cowed ones)
> are short lived anyway. Allocating a little bit more memory is
> fine when we have a guarantee that the memory will be freed again
> shortly.

I'm not sure about the context the comment applies to, but skb's are
not necessarily short-lived. For example, they could be queued for
a few seconds for ARP/NDISC and even longer for IPsec SA resolution.

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