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SubjectRe: [ATM] who 'owns' the skb created by drivers/atm?
On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, chas williams wrote:

> its my understanding is that you can't use skb->cb unless you created
> the skb. well atm created the skb and filled in ->cb. it seems ip
> doesn't know its sharing this skb with the atm layer and doesnt clone
> the skb in ip_rcv(). there seems to be an implicit understanding that
> skb's created by ethernet drivers are 'owned' by the ip layer and shouldnt
> touch skb->cb.

skb->cb is owned by whatever layer is currently processing the skb.

- James
James Morris

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