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    SubjectRe: [ATM] who 'owns' the skb created by drivers/atm?
    David S. Miller wrote:
    > On Thu, 2003-02-20 at 17:42, James Morris wrote:
    > > skb->cb is owned by whatever layer is currently processing the skb.
    >
    > Furthermore, once you netif_rx() an SKB it is no longer yours.
    > It is owned by the networking stack.
    >
    > If the ATM layer wants to do fancy things and still pass the SKB
    > to netif_rx(), _it_ should clone the SKB and give that clone to
    > the ATM layer directly.

    As far as I'm aware the ATM layer doesn't care what happens to the
    SKB after it gets passed to netif_rx(), so I don't know why this would
    be a problem. Some people seem to be suggesting that we need to zero
    out ->cb before passing the SKB to netif_rx() but I don't see why
    that would be neccesary.

    -Mitch
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