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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] netpoll: rework skb transmit queue
On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 12:27:53 -0700 (PDT)
David Miller <> wrote:

> From: Stephen Hemminger <>
> Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 08:40:15 -0700
> > The only user of the drop hook was netconsole, and I fixed that path.
> > This probably breaks netdump, but that is out of tree, so it needs
> > to fix itself.
> I believe that netdump needs to requeue things because dropping the
> packet is simply not allowed, and the ->drop callback gives the
> netdump code a way to handle things without actually dropping the
> packet. If that's true, you can't just free the SKB on it.
> Are you sure your new TX strategy can avoid such drops properly?

Yes, it has a queue. if it can't send it waits and retries.

> Please take a quick peek at the netdump code, it's available, and make
> some reasonable effort to determine whether it can still work with
> your new code.

Where, I'm not digging in side some RHEL rpm patch pile to find it.

Stephen Hemminger <>
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