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authorHerbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>2007-03-26 23:22:20 -0700
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@sunset.davemloft.net>2007-04-25 22:28:16 -0700
commit35fc92a9deee0da6e35fdc3150bb134e58f2fd63 (patch)
tree25ad3898a3a5aa1f439ce715eb4ab6c418d1d0e6 /net/ipv4/ip_forward.c
parent2d771cd86d4c3af26f34a7bcdc1b87696824cad9 (diff)
[NET]: Allow forwarding of ip_summed except CHECKSUM_COMPLETE
Right now Xen has a horrible hack that lets it forward packets with partial checksums. One of the reasons that CHECKSUM_PARTIAL and CHECKSUM_COMPLETE were added is so that we can get rid of this hack (where it creates two extra bits in the skbuff to essentially mirror ip_summed without being destroyed by the forwarding code). I had forgotten that I've already gone through all the deivce drivers last time around to make sure that they're looking at ip_summed == CHECKSUM_PARTIAL rather than ip_summed != 0 on transmit. In any case, I've now done that again so it should definitely be safe. Unfortunately nobody has yet added any code to update CHECKSUM_COMPLETE values on forward so we I'm setting that to CHECKSUM_NONE. This should be safe to remove for bridging but I'd like to check that code path first. So here is the patch that lets us get rid of the hack by preserving ip_summed (mostly) on forwarded packets. Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/ipv4/ip_forward.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/net/ipv4/ip_forward.c b/net/ipv4/ip_forward.c
index 61b30d100676..9cb04df0054b 100644
--- a/net/ipv4/ip_forward.c
+++ b/net/ipv4/ip_forward.c
@@ -67,7 +67,7 @@ int ip_forward(struct sk_buff *skb)
if (skb->pkt_type != PACKET_HOST)
goto drop;
- skb->ip_summed = CHECKSUM_NONE;
+ skb_forward_csum(skb);
* According to the RFC, we must first decrease the TTL field. If

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