[ovs-dev] [PATCH] loopback: set pkt_type to PACKET_HOST explicitly

Eric Dumazet eric.dumazet at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 08:40:22 UTC 2013


On Wed, 2013-06-26 at 16:34 +0900, Isaku Yamahata wrote:
> Reset pkt_type to PACKET_HOST when loopback device receives packet
> before calling eth_type_trans()
> 
> ip-encapsulated packets can be handled by localhost. But skb->pkt_type
> can be PACKET_OTHERHOST when packet comes into ip tunnel device. In that case,
> the packet is dropped by ip_rcv() because loopback_xmit() doesn't set
> skb->pkt_type to PACKET_HOST.
> 
> netns A |                     root netns                      | netns B
>    veth<->veth=bridge=gretap <-loop back-> gretap=bridge=veth<->veth
> 
> arp packet ->
> pkt_type
>          BROADCAST----loopback_xmit()-->ip_rcv()------------------->
> 
>                                                              <- arp reply
>                                                                 pkt_type
>                        ip_rcv()<---loopback_xmit()-----OTHERHOST
>                        drop
> 
> sample operations
>   ip link add tapa type gretap remote 172.17.107.4 local 172.17.107.3
>   ip link add tapb type gretap remote 172.17.107.3 local 172.17.107.4
>   ip link set tapa up
>   ip link set tapb up
>   ip address add 172.17.107.3 dev tapa
>   ip address add 172.17.107.4 dev tapb
>   ip route get 172.17.107.3
>   > local 172.17.107.3 dev lo  src 172.17.107.3
>   >    cache <local>
>   ip route get 172.17.107.4
>   > local 172.17.107.4 dev lo  src 172.17.107.4
>   >    cache <local>
>   ip link add vetha type veth peer name vetha-peer
>   ip link add vethb type veth peer name vethb-peer
>   brctl addbr bra
>   brctl addbr brb
>   brctl addif bra tapa
>   brctl addif bra vetha-peer
>   brctl addif brb tapb
>   brctl addif brb vethb-peer
>   brctl show
>   > bridge name     bridge id               STP enabled     interfaces
>   > bra             8000.6ea21e758ff1       no              tapa
>   >                                                         vetha-peer
>   > brb             8000.420020eb92d5       no              tapb
>   >                                                         vethb-peer
>   ip link set vetha-peer up
>   ip link set vethb-peer up
>   ip link set bra up
>   ip link set brb up
>   ip netns add a
>   ip netns add b
>   ip link set vetha netns a
>   ip link set vethb netns b
>   ip netns exec a ip address add 10.0.0.3/24 dev vetha
>   ip netns exec b ip address add 10.0.0.4/24 dev vethb
>   ip netns exec a ip link set vetha up
>   ip netns exec b ip link set vethb up
>   ip netns exec a arping -I vetha 10.0.0.4
>   ARPING 10.0.0.4 from 10.0.0.3 vetha
>   ^CSent 2 probes (2 broadcast(s))
>   Received 0 response(s)
> 
> Cc: Pravin B Shelar <pshelar at nicira.com>
> Cc: Jesse Gross <jesse at nicira.com>
> Cc: dev at openvswitch.org
> Signed-off-by: Isaku Yamahata <yamahata at valinux.co.jp>
> ---
>  drivers/net/loopback.c |    6 ++++++
>  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/net/loopback.c b/drivers/net/loopback.c
> index fcbf680..2694638 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/loopback.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/loopback.c
> @@ -82,6 +82,12 @@ static netdev_tx_t loopback_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb,
>  	 */
>  	skb_dst_force(skb);
>  
> +	/* pkt_type is not always PACKET_HOST because
> +	 * this skb comes from  other components.
> +	 * Since eth_type_trans() sets pkt_type _except_ PACKET_HOST case,
> +	 * set it explicitly.
> +	 */
> +	skb->pkt_type = PACKET_HOST;
>  	skb->protocol = eth_type_trans(skb, dev);
>  
>  	/* it's OK to use per_cpu_ptr() because BHs are off */


It sounds really strange to me.

This is not loopback duty to change pkt_type.

Where (and why) exactly pkt_type is set to PACKET_OTHERHOST ?






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