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skb_share_check: check if buffer is shared and if so clone it

NAME

skb_share_check - check if buffer is shared and if so clone it

SYNOPSIS

struct sk_buff * skb_share_check(struct sk_buff skb, gfp_t pri);

ARGUMENTS

skb

buffer to check

pri

priority for memory allocation

DESCRIPTION

If the buffer is shared the buffer is cloned and the old copy drops a reference. A new clone with a single reference is returned. If the buffer is not shared the original buffer is returned. When being called from interrupt status or with spinlocks held pri must be GFP_ATOMIC.

NULL is returned on a memory allocation failure.

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