netdev_alloc_skb (9) - Linux Man Pages
netdev_alloc_skb: allocate an skbuff for rx on a specific device
netdev_alloc_skb - allocate an skbuff for rx on a specific device
struct sk_buff * netdev_alloc_skb(struct net_device
*dev, unsigned int length);
- network device to receive on
- length to allocate
Allocate a new sk_buff and assign it a usage count of one. The buffer has unspecified headroom built in. Users should allocate the headroom they think they need without accounting for the built in space. The built in space is used for optimisations.