[ovs-dev] [PATCH 1/3] skbuff: Update truesize in pskb_expand_head
eric.dumazet at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 09:16:58 UTC 2013
On Wed, 2013-06-12 at 19:05 +1000, Dave Wiltshire wrote:
> Some call sites to pskb_expand_head subsequently update the skb truesize
> and others don't (even with non-zero arguments). This is likely a memory
> audit leak. Fixed this up by moving the memory accounting to the
> skbuff.c file and removing it from the calling sites.
> Signed-off-by: Dave Wiltshire <david.wiltshire at gmx.com>
> drivers/net/wireless/mwl8k.c | 1 -
> kernel/audit.c | 2 --
> net/core/skbuff.c | 1 +
> net/netlink/af_netlink.c | 3 +--
> net/wireless/util.c | 2 --
> 5 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
Sorry, you cannot do that.
skb->truesize is really complex, because there is a strong relation
between skb->truesize and memory accounting on sockets.
So pskb_expand_head() should not touch skb->truesize.
Only callers can do that when needed, and if possible.
An example of very careful truesize manipulation can be found in
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