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SubjectRe: [PATCH 18/32] net: sk_allocation() - concentrate socket related allocations
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On Tue, 2008-10-07 at 14:26 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
> Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 15:05:22 +0200
>
> > @@ -952,6 +955,7 @@ static void tcp_v6_send_reset(struct soc
> > #ifdef CONFIG_TCP_MD5SIG
> > struct tcp_md5sig_key *key;
> > #endif
> > + gfp_t gfp_mask = GFP_ATOMIC;
> >
> > if (th->rst)
> > return;
> > @@ -969,13 +973,16 @@ static void tcp_v6_send_reset(struct soc
> > tot_len += TCPOLEN_MD5SIG_ALIGNED;
> > #endif
> >
> > + if (sk)
> > + gfp_mask = sk_allocation(skb->sk, gfp_mask);
> > +
> > /*
> > * We need to grab some memory, and put together an RST,
> > * and then put it into the queue to be sent.
> > */
> >
> > buff = alloc_skb(MAX_HEADER + sizeof(struct ipv6hdr) + tot_len,
> > - GFP_ATOMIC);
> > + sk_allocation(sk, GFP_ATOMIC));
> > if (buff == NULL)
> > return;
> >
>
> I don't think this is doing what you intend it to do.
>
> First, you're conditionally calling sk_allocation() if
> 'sk' is non-NULL. But then later you unconditionally
> use sk_allocation() in the alloc_skb() call.
>
> Furthermore, in the conditionalized case you're using
> "skb->sk" instead of plain "sk" which is what you actually
> checked against NULL.
>
> I have no fundamental problem with this change, so please
> audit this patch for similar problems, fix them all up,
> and resubmit.
>
> I'm also tossing the rest of your networking changes since
> they'll have some dependency on this one, please resend those
> at the same time as the fixed up version of this one.

You're right - Suresh Jayaraman hit an oops here, just fixing up that
obviously mis-merged conditional didn't fix it for him. So I'll work on
fixing this for him.

Then I'll make a new patch-series against linux-next and include the
driver parts you left out of 17.

Thanks!



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