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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: orphan queued skbs if device tx can stall
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On Tue, 2012-04-10 at 12:31 +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:

> True. Still this is the only interface we have for controlling
> the internal queue length so it seems safe to assume someone
> is using it for this purpose.
>

So to workaround a problem in tun, you want to hack net/core/dev.c :(

Packets in qdisc should not be orphaned.

If you think about it, why do we attach skb to socket in the first
place ?

If its not needed for tun, why should it be needed for other devices ?

If TUN has a problem being stopped forever, maybe it should take
appropriate action to flush all packets in qdisc queue after a while, as
this makes no sense to delay packets forever.





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