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authorSimon Horman <horms@verge.net.au>2013-05-19 15:46:49 +0000
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2014-01-15 15:28:50 -0800
commit1e42fa04afb0dae65292683a5dcad85572ab7553 (patch)
tree2d9c8bf8e8b3a81f9fbc1b9970e666f4cae501fb /arch
parentdfe2d46afe3448ca78e251ff56ff9c6dd565076b (diff)
net: Loosen constraints for recalculating checksum in skb_segment()
[ Upstream commit 1cdbcb7957cf9e5f841dbcde9b38fd18a804208b ] This is a generic solution to resolve a specific problem that I have observed. If the encapsulation of an skb changes then ability to offload checksums may also change. In particular it may be necessary to perform checksumming in software. An example of such a case is where a non-GRE packet is received but is to be encapsulated and transmitted as GRE. Another example relates to my proposed support for for packets that are non-MPLS when received but MPLS when transmitted. The cost of this change is that the value of the csum variable may be checked when it previously was not. In the case where the csum variable is true this is pure overhead. In the case where the csum variable is false it leads to software checksumming, which I believe also leads to correct checksums in transmitted packets for the cases described above. Further analysis: This patch relies on the return value of can_checksum_protocol() being correct and in turn the return value of skb_network_protocol(), used to provide the protocol parameter of can_checksum_protocol(), being correct. It also relies on the features passed to skb_segment() and in turn to can_checksum_protocol() being correct. I believe that this problem has not been observed for VLANs because it appears that almost all drivers, the exception being xgbe, set vlan_features such that that the checksum offload support for VLAN packets is greater than or equal to that of non-VLAN packets. I wonder if the code in xgbe may be an oversight and the hardware does support checksumming of VLAN packets. If so it may be worth updating the vlan_features of the driver as this patch will force such checksums to be performed in software rather than hardware. Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <horms@verge.net.au> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
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