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Date:	Mon, 04 Jun 2007 08:39:21 +0800
From:	Wei Yongjun <yjwei@...fujitsu.com>
To:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
CC:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix bug of update IPv4 PMTU when received ICMP Fragmentation
 Needed message


>> When received ICMP Fragmentation Needed message, PATH MTU is always set 
>> to the 576 even if MTU in ICMP message is lager then 576. This is 
>> because of error condition in function ip_rt_frag_needed(), now if 
>> packet size of that ICMP message is less then new MTU, packet size will 
>> be used ,but RFC says ICMP error message return as much as we can 
>> without exceeding 576 bytes.
>>
>> This patch has Fixed this BUG.
>>
>>     
>
> Huh? The test new_mtu >= old_mtu should only hold if the sending router
> is buggy which is what the hack is for.
>
> Cheers,
>   
Note here old_mtu is not the real old mtu, is the received message's size:
  unsigned short old_mtu = ntohs(iph->tot_len);
So maybe the patch would like following.

Signed-off-by: Wei Yongjun <yjwei@...fujitsu.com>

--- net/ipv4/route.c.orig	2007-05-25 05:22:47.000000000 +0800
+++ net/ipv4/route.c	2007-06-04 08:31:36.000000000 +0800
@@ -1424,7 +1424,7 @@ unsigned short ip_rt_frag_needed(struct 
 			    !(dst_metric_locked(&rth->u.dst, RTAX_MTU))) {
 				unsigned short mtu = new_mtu;
 
-				if (new_mtu < 68 || new_mtu >= old_mtu) {
+				if (new_mtu < 68 || new_mtu >= rth->u.dst.metrics[RTAX_MTU-1]) {
 
 					/* BSD 4.2 compatibility hack :-( */
 					if (mtu == 0 &&


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