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Re: [SLE] Re: vmware & 2.4.3 - networking no go
  • From: quintaq@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 17:56:20 +0100
  • Message-id: <20010502161918.6B581DF923@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2 May 2001 18:29:30 +0200 (CEST)
Dave Jones <davej@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> The kernel patches floating about on various lists replace a
> removed function that has been obsoleted. Namely this one:
>
> static inline atomic_t *skb_datarefp(struct sk_buff *skb)
> {
> return (atomic_t *)(skb->end);
> }
>
> Whilst this is easy to replace, the correct fix would be to fix the
> vmware modules not to use this function, and instead use the new
> equivalent, which is &skb_shinfo(skb)->dataref
>
You are obviously far more knowledgeable than I Dave, but FWIW, using vanilla kernels with 7.0, I found that I did not need this patch until I installed 2.4.4.

Regards,

Geoff

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