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Date:   Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:52:46 +0100
From:   Sven Eckelmann <>
        Sven Eckelmann <>,
        Annika Wickert <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/2] vxlan: Add needed_headroom for lower device

It was observed that sending data via batadv over vxlan (on top of
wireguard) reduced the performance massively compared to raw ethernet or
batadv on raw ethernet. A check of perf data showed that the
vxlan_build_skb was calling all the time pskb_expand_head to allocate
enough headroom for:

  min_headroom = LL_RESERVED_SPACE(dst->dev) + dst->header_len
  		+ VXLAN_HLEN + iphdr_len;

But the vxlan_config_apply only requested needed headroom for:

  lowerdev->hard_header_len + VXLAN6_HEADROOM or VXLAN_HEADROOM

So it completely ignored the needed_headroom of the lower device. The first
caller of net_dev_xmit could therefore never make sure that enough headroom
was allocated for the rest of the transmit path.

Cc: Annika Wickert <>
Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <>
 drivers/net/vxlan.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/vxlan.c b/drivers/net/vxlan.c
index 236fcc55a5fd..25b5b5a2dfea 100644
--- a/drivers/net/vxlan.c
+++ b/drivers/net/vxlan.c
@@ -3799,6 +3799,7 @@ static void vxlan_config_apply(struct net_device *dev,
 		dev->gso_max_segs = lowerdev->gso_max_segs;
 		needed_headroom = lowerdev->hard_header_len;
+		needed_headroom += lowerdev->needed_headroom;
 		max_mtu = lowerdev->mtu - (use_ipv6 ? VXLAN6_HEADROOM :

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