Re: [PATCH net] macvlan: Disable LRO on lowerdev; warn if it's turned back on

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On 2/21/2012 11:13 AM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> Large Receive Offload (LRO) is only appropriate for packets that are
> destined for the host, and should be disabled if received packets may
> be forwarded.
> 
> Further, macvtap_skb_to_vnet_hdr() will BUG() on a packet received
> with LRO (but not GRO).
> 
> Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> I'm not really familiar with macvlan so I'm not certain that this should
> be applied to all modes.
> 
> Ben.
> 
>  drivers/net/macvlan.c |    7 +++++++
>  1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> 

But this patch assumes the macvlan is forwarding traffic to a guest
via macvtap. Which is an assumption that may not be true.

It seems more appropriate for the macvtap driver to do these checks
after all its the driver that may BUG() with LRO.

Thanks,
John
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