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SubjectRe: [PATCH] usbnet: remove generic hard_header_len check
Emil Goode <> writes:

> Yes I should have put a comment in the changelog about this. All skbs that
> are passed to rx_process have their state set to rx_cleanup and just because
> the skb was cloned doesn't mean that we should free the original in a
> different way. As it is I think we are acctually missing a call to
> usb_free_urb that is called on the common rx_cleanup path.

Yes, I wondered about that as well, thinking that this part actually
should be a separate patch for net+stable.

But then I wondered how we could possibly have had a bug like that
living here for so long, and the answer is we haven't. You don't want
to free the URB. It is already resubmitted with a different skb as its
buffer. The call to usb_free_urb in the rx_cleanup path is there only
for the cases where the URB is not resubmitted. The rx_complete callback
is controlling this by updating entry->urb as appropriate. So it will
always be NULL if rx_process is called, and the call to usb_free_urb has
no effect.

Rearranging this code to always take the same cleanup path is still a
very nice cleanup IMHO.

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