Re: linux-next: Tree for Aug 7

From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Wed Aug 07 2013 - 12:17:34 EST

On Wed, 2013-08-07 at 18:12 +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-08-07 at 17:59 +0200, Phil Sutter wrote:
> > The idea behind this patch is that users setting the protocol to
> > something else probably do know better and so should be left alone.
> Regardless of that, I think that still the skb pointers would be changed
> by this patch which would confuse the receiver of the SKB (device
> driver), no? Has anyone verified that theory? :)

Maybe receivers made wrong assumptions about some headers being set or
not set ?

A patch can uncover prior bugs.

commit 76fe45812a3b134c3917 is an example of a fix we had to do because
of another fix ;)

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