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[lwip-devel] [patch #9272] arp/ndp: allow overriding the decision to cop

From: Simon Goldschmidt
Subject: [lwip-devel] [patch #9272] arp/ndp: allow overriding the decision to copy pbufs
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:48:50 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #1, patch #9272 (project lwip):

Hm, to me the correct thing to do would be to only copy PBUF_REF.
Back in 2007, the result of discussion in bug #11400 seemed to be that we need
to copy everything but PBUF_ROM because an application was allowed to reuse a
pbuf after passing it to the stack.
I'm not so sure about that any more: I think it would be best to say an
application *must not* use a pbuf passed to a TX function *if that function
returned ERR_OK*. That would save us a lot of problems here.
I'm OK with your patch though as it just defers the decision and actually
improves the documentation (i.e. "why does everything but PBUF_ROM have to be


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