Struktur data sk_buff digunakan untuk mendeskripsikan data jaringan (network data) saat ia berpindah dari satu layer ke layer yang lain pada protokol yang ada.

struct sk_buff
{
  struct sk_buff      *next;       /* Next buffer in list                   */
  struct sk_buff      *prev;       /* Previous buffer in list               */
  struct sk_buff_head *list;       /* List we are on                        */
  int                 magic_debug_cookie;
  struct sk_buff      *link3;      /* Link for IP protocol level buffer chains */
  struct sock         *sk;         /* Socket we are owned by                */
  unsigned long       when;        /* used to compute rtt's                 */
  struct timeval      stamp;       /* Time we arrived                       */
  struct device       *dev;        /* Device we arrived on/are leaving by   */
  union
  {
      struct tcphdr   *th;
      struct ethhdr   *eth;
      struct iphdr    *iph;
      struct udphdr   *uh;
      unsigned char   *raw;
      /* for passing file handles in a unix domain socket */
      void            *filp;
  } h;

  union
  {
      /* As yet incomplete physical layer views */
      unsigned char   *raw;
      struct ethhdr   *ethernet;
  } mac;

  struct iphdr        *ip_hdr;     /* For IPPROTO_RAW                       */
  unsigned long       len;         /* Length of actual data                 */
  unsigned long       csum;        /* Checksum                              */
  __u32               saddr;       /* IP source address                     */
  __u32               daddr;       /* IP target address                     */
  __u32               raddr;       /* IP next hop address                   */
  __u32               seq;         /* TCP sequence number                   */
  __u32               end_seq;     /* seq [+ fin] [+ syn] + datalen         */
  __u32               ack_seq;     /* TCP ack sequence number               */
  unsigned char       proto_priv[16];
  volatile char       acked,       /* Are we acked ?                        */
                      used,        /* Are we in use ?                       */
                      free,        /* How to free this buffer               */
                      arp;         /* Has IP/ARP resolution finished        */
  unsigned char       tries,       /* Times tried                           */
                      lock,        /* Are we locked ?                       */
                      localroute,  /* Local routing asserted for this frame */
                      pkt_type,    /* Packet class                          */
                      pkt_bridged, /* Tracker for bridging                  */
                      ip_summed;   /* Driver fed us an IP checksum          */
#define PACKET_HOST         0        /* To us                                 */
#define PACKET_BROADCAST    1        /* To all                                */
#define PACKET_MULTICAST    2        /* To group                              */
#define PACKET_OTHERHOST    3        /* To someone else                       */
  unsigned short      users;       /* User count - see datagram.c,tcp.c     */
  unsigned short      protocol;    /* Packet protocol from driver.          */
  unsigned int        truesize;    /* Buffer size                           */
  atomic_t            count;       /* reference count                       */
  struct sk_buff      *data_skb;   /* Link to the actual data skb           */
  unsigned char       *head;       /* Head of buffer                        */
  unsigned char       *data;       /* Data head pointer                     */
  unsigned char       *tail;       /* Tail pointer                          */
  unsigned char       *end;        /* End pointer                           */
  void                (*destructor)(struct sk_buff *); /* Destruct function */
  __u16               redirport;   /* Redirect port                         */
};

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