[riot-notifications] [RIOT-OS/RIOT] gnrc_sixlowpan_frag: unroll recursion (#10681)

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Mon Jan 7 11:52:22 CET 2019

miri64 commented on this pull request.

 void rbuf_add(gnrc_netif_hdr_t *netif_hdr, gnrc_pktsnip_t *pkt,
               size_t offset, unsigned page)
+    if (_rbuf_add(netif_hdr, pkt, offset, page) == RBUF_ADD_REPEAT) {

No, currently `rbuf_add()` is not called more than twice. While syntactically you are correct, it is dependent on context: The recursive call only happens if there are overlapping fragments in the reassembly buffer


Since those fragments however are removed in https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/blob/a87c2c9563320776d3b9bf8247c92787c98d6f83/sys/net/gnrc/network_layer/sixlowpan/frag/rbuf.c#L116 (and the 6LoWPAN thread we are currently in is the only one adding those fragments) there is no way, the recursion anchors itself here. So a while loop is unnecessary, since `_rbuf_add()` won't return `RBUF_ADD_REPEAT` in the second call.

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