Commit 3dabc715 authored by Thomas Graf's avatar Thomas Graf Committed by David S. Miller
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[GENL]: Add genlmsg_new() to allocate generic netlink messages

Signed-off-by: default avatarThomas Graf <>
Acked-by: default avatarPaul Moore <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent cfb6eeb4
......@@ -187,4 +187,15 @@ static inline int genlmsg_total_size(int payload)
return NLMSG_ALIGN(genlmsg_msg_size(payload));
* genlmsg_new - Allocate a new generic netlink message
* @payload: size of the message payload
* @flags: the type of memory to allocate.
static inline struct sk_buff *genlmsg_new(size_t payload, gfp_t flags)
return nlmsg_new(genlmsg_total_size(payload), flags);
#endif /* __NET_GENERIC_NETLINK_H */
......@@ -77,7 +77,7 @@ static int prepare_reply(struct genl_info *info, u8 cmd, struct sk_buff **skbp,
* If new attributes are added, please revisit this allocation
skb = nlmsg_new(genlmsg_total_size(size), GFP_KERNEL);
skb = genlmsg_new(size, GFP_KERNEL);
if (!skb)
return -ENOMEM;
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