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Date:	Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:28:05 +0300
From:	"Michael S. Tsirkin" <>
Cc:, Rusty Russell <>,,
Subject: [PATCH RFC 3/4] virtio_net: stricter short buffer length checks

Our buffer length check is not strict enough for mergeable
buffers: buffer can still be shorter that header + address
by 2 bytes.

Fix that up.

Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <>
 drivers/net/virtio_net.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/virtio_net.c b/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
index a795a23..9c6d50f 100644
--- a/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
+++ b/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
@@ -437,7 +437,7 @@ static void receive_buf(struct virtnet_info *vi, struct receive_queue *rq,
 	struct sk_buff *skb;
 	struct virtio_net_hdr_mrg_rxbuf *hdr;
-	if (unlikely(len < sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr) + ETH_HLEN)) {
+	if (unlikely(len < vi->hdr_len + ETH_HLEN)) {
 		pr_debug("%s: short packet %i\n", dev->name, len);
 		if (vi->mergeable_rx_bufs) {

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