Patchwork [1/7] net: correct comment on where to place transmit time stamp hook.

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Submitter Richard Cochran
Date June 19, 2011, 1:31 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/100960/
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Miller
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Richard Cochran - June 19, 2011, 1:31 p.m.
The comment for the skb_tx_timestamp() function suggests calling it just
after a buffer is released to the hardware for transmission. However,
for drivers that free the buffer in an ISR, this produces a race between
the time stamp code and the ISR. This commit changes the comment to advise
placing the call just before handing the buffer over to the hardware.

Signed-off-by: Richard Cochran <>
 include/linux/skbuff.h |    3 +--
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


diff --git a/include/linux/skbuff.h b/include/linux/skbuff.h
index c0a4f3a..3e54337 100644
--- a/include/linux/skbuff.h
+++ b/include/linux/skbuff.h
@@ -2028,8 +2028,7 @@  static inline void sw_tx_timestamp(struct sk_buff *skb)
  * skb_tx_timestamp() - Driver hook for transmit timestamping
  * Ethernet MAC Drivers should call this function in their hard_xmit()
- * function as soon as possible after giving the sk_buff to the MAC
- * hardware, but before freeing the sk_buff.
+ * function immediately before giving the sk_buff to the MAC hardware.
  * @skb: A socket buffer.