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    SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next-2.6] ipheth: Properly distinguish length and alignment in URBs and skbs
    From: Ben Hutchings <>
    Date: Tue, 03 May 2011 18:49:25 +0100

    > The USB protocol this driver implements appears to require 2 bytes of
    > padding in front of each received packet. This used to be equal to
    > the value of NET_IP_ALIGN on x86, so the driver abused that constant
    > and mostly worked, but this is no longer the case. The driver also
    > mixed up the URB and packet lengths, resulting in 2 bytes of junk at
    > the end of the skb.
    > Introduce a private constant for the 2 bytes of padding; fix this
    > confusion and check for the under-length case.
    > Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
    > ---
    > Compile-tested only, as I'm not cool enough for an iPhone either.
    > This is applicable to net-next-2.6 or v2.6.38.

    I've applied this to net-2.6 and will conditionally queue it up for
    -stable, if we need further fixups we can add relative patches.


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