consume_skb vs kfree_skb

Looking at the documentation of the function (or simply online at https://kernel.org/doc/htmldocs/networking/API-consume-skb.html) you’ll find that kfree_skb is intended to be used on error.

In our rx_handler, it’s a feature, not a bug. So consume_skb is better. If you used kfree_skb, It was okay regarding marking for Step 4.

Be warned that my last test will make a transfer of a big file through a mode 1 interface… If you forgot the free, it will fill the memory !

 

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