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Date:	Wed, 2 May 2007 13:51:27 +1000
From:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
To:	Rusty Russell <rusty@...tcorp.com.au>
Cc:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@...p.org>,
	lkml - Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: netfront for review

On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 01:37:13PM +1000, Rusty Russell wrote:
>
> > +static int xennet_change_mtu(struct net_device *dev, int mtu)
> > +{
> > +	int max = xennet_can_sg(dev) ? 65535 - ETH_HLEN : ETH_DATA_LEN;
> > +
> > +	if (mtu > max)
> > +		return -EINVAL;
> > +	dev->mtu = mtu;
> > +	return 0;
> > +}
> 
> This seems odd to me: just because a device does TSO should we really
> allow huge mtu settings?  Herbert?

Actually this has nothing to do with TSO/GSO.  This driver inherently
supports arbitrary MTUs that's only limited by our network stack.  If
the physical network device can't handle it you'll just get an ICMP
error back or fragmentation.

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