lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite for Android: free password hash cracker in your pocket
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:58:28 +0200
From:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
To:	Cyrille Pitchen <cyrille.pitchen@...el.com>
Cc:	nicolas.ferre@...el.com, davem@...emloft.net,
	linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	soren.brinkmann@...inx.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/6] net/macb: add RX checksum offload feature

On Tue, 2014-07-22 at 18:27 +0200, Cyrille Pitchen wrote:
> Le 18/07/2014 17:36, Eric Dumazet a écrit :
> > On Fri, 2014-07-18 at 16:21 +0200, Cyrille Pitchen wrote:
> >> Signed-off-by: Cyrille Pitchen <cyrille.pitchen@...el.com>
> >> ---
> >>  drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb.c | 29 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> >>  drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb.h |  2 ++
> >>  2 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb.c
> >> index 9bdcd1b..6acd6e2 100644
> >> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb.c
> >> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/cadence/macb.c
> >> @@ -766,6 +766,8 @@ static int gem_rx(struct macb *bp, int budget)
> >>  
> >>  		skb->protocol = eth_type_trans(skb, bp->dev);
> >>  		skb_checksum_none_assert(skb);
> >> +		if (bp->dev->features & NETIF_F_RXCSUM)
> >> +			skb->ip_summed = CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY;
> >>  
> > 
> > 
> > Really ?
> > 
> > If this is what you meant, this deserves a big and fat comment.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> Hi Eric,
> 
> Isn't it the proper way to do? According to Cadence documentation
> about RX checksum offload:
> "If any of the checksums (IP, TCP or UDP) are verified incorrect by
> the GEM, the packet is discarded."
> 
> If I understand, when RX checksum offload is enabled setting bit 24 of
> the Network Configuration Register, the driver only receives RX frames
> with correct checksum. Then it tells the kernel that there's no need
> to verify the checksum again in software. This is done setting
> skb->ip_summed to CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY. Intel e1000 driver does the
> same in e1000_rx_checksum() function.
> 
> Also bit 24 of the Network Configuration Register is updated by
> macb_open() and macb_set_features() so it always matches the state of
> NETIF_F_RXCSUM flag in dev->features, once the network interface is
> up. That's why I'd rather read from dev->features than read from
> register.
> 
> Did I make a mistake? Is it the kind of comment you expect to be
> added?
> 
> Regards,

Usually, frames are not discarded, and a bit is present in rx descriptor
to tell us if (TCP) checksum was validated by the NIC

We want tcpdump to get a copy of corrupted TCP frames, even if TCP stack
drops them later.

If this NIC drops incorrect frames, I am afraid we cant use this RX
offload at all.



--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at  http://www.tux.org/lkml/

Powered by blists - more mailing lists