From: David Woodhouse <>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 22:35:25 +0000

> For the receive side, it shouldn't be beyond the wit of man to
> introduce an API which allocates *and* DMA-maps a skb. Pass it to
> netif_rx() still mapped, with a destructor that just shoves it back in
> a pool for re-use.

For forwarding, the SKB is going to another device to be DMA'd,
perhaps via another IOMMU.

For local connections, it's going to sit for an unpredictable and
unbounded amount of time in the socket queue.

We've been through this thought process before, believe me :)
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