skb_cow_data (9) - Linux Man Pages

skb_cow_data: Check that a socket buffer's data buffers are writable

NAME

skb_cow_data - Check that a socket buffer's data buffers are writable

SYNOPSIS

int skb_cow_data(struct sk_buff skb, int tailbits, struct sk_buff ** trailer);

ARGUMENTS

skb

The socket buffer to check.

tailbits

Amount of trailing space to be added

trailer

Returned pointer to the skb where the tailbits space begins

DESCRIPTION

Make sure that the data buffers attached to a socket buffer are writable. If they are not, private copies are made of the data buffers and the socket buffer is set to use these instead.

If tailbits is given, make sure that there is space to write tailbits bytes of data beyond current end of socket buffer. trailer will be set to point to the skb in which this space begins.

The number of scatterlist elements required to completely map the COW'd and extended socket buffer will be returned.

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