netif_rx (9) - Linux Man Pages

netif_rx: post buffer to the network code

NAME

netif_rx - post buffer to the network code

SYNOPSIS

int netif_rx(struct sk_buff skb);

ARGUMENTS

skb

buffer to post

DESCRIPTION

This function receives a packet from a device driver and queues it for the upper (protocol) levels to process. It always succeeds. The buffer may be dropped during processing for congestion control or by the protocol layers.

return values: NET_RX_SUCCESS (no congestion) NET_RX_DROP (packet was dropped)

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