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SubjectRe: NS83820 2.6.0-test5 driver seems unstable on IA64
On Fri, 26 Sep 2003 08:16:36 +0200
Manfred Spraul <> wrote:

> Is that really the right solution? Add a full-packet copy to every driver?

In the short term, yes it is.

> IMHO the fastest solution would be to copy only the ip & tcp headers,
> and keep the rest as it is. And preferable in the network core, to avoid
> having to copy&paste that into every driver.

You're absolutely correct, but implementing this is far from trivial.
There are assumptions all over the place that the protocol data
immediately follows the protocol headers.

If you're willing to do all of the auditing and work, have at it.
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