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  linux-hardening  linux-cve-announce  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Wed, 06 Jun 2007 17:28:22 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net>
To:	Pavel Emelianov <xemul@...nvz.org>
CC:	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
	Linux Netdev List <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux Containers <containers@...ts.osdl.org>,
	Kirill Korotaev <dev@...nvz.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Virtual ethernet tunnel

Pavel Emelianov wrote:
> Veth stands for Virtual ETHernet. It is a simple tunnel driver
> that works at the link layer and looks like a pair of ethernet
> devices interconnected with each other.
> 
> Mainly it allows to communicate between network namespaces but
> it can be used as is as well.
> 
> Eric recently sent a similar driver called etun. This
> implementation uses another interface - the RTM_NRELINK
> message introduced by Patric. The patch fits today netdev
> tree with Patrick's patches.
> 
> The newlink callback is organized that way to make it easy
> to create the peer device in the separate namespace when we
> have them in kernel.
> 

> +struct veth_priv {
> +	struct net_device *peer;
> +	struct net_device *dev;
> +	struct list_head list;
> +	struct net_device_stats stats;


You can use dev->stats instead.

> +static int veth_xmit(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev)
> +{
> +	struct net_device *rcv = NULL;
> +	struct veth_priv *priv, *rcv_priv;
> +	int length;
> +
> +	skb_orphan(skb);
> +
> +	priv = netdev_priv(dev);
> +	rcv = priv->peer;
> +	rcv_priv = netdev_priv(rcv);
> +
> +	if (!(rcv->flags & IFF_UP))
> +		goto outf;
> +
> +	skb->dev = rcv;

eth_type_trans already sets skb->dev.

> +	skb->pkt_type = PACKET_HOST;
> +	skb->protocol = eth_type_trans(skb, rcv);
> +	if (dev->features & NETIF_F_NO_CSUM)
> +		skb->ip_summed = rcv_priv->ip_summed;
> +
> +	dst_release(skb->dst);
> +	skb->dst = NULL;
> +
> +	secpath_reset(skb);
> +	nf_reset(skb);


Is skb->mark supposed to survive communication between different
namespaces?

> +static const struct nla_policy veth_policy[VETH_INFO_MAX] = {
> +	[VETH_INFO_MAC]		= { .type = NLA_BINARY, .len = ETH_ALEN },
> +	[VETH_INFO_PEER]	= { .type = NLA_STRING },
> +	[VETH_INFO_PEER_MAC]	= { .type = NLA_BINARY, .len = ETH_ALEN },
> +};


The rtnl_link codes looks fine. I don't like the VETH_INFO_MAC attribute
very much though, we already have a generic device attribute for MAC
addresses. Of course that only allows you to supply one MAC address, so
I'm wondering what you think of allocating only a single device per
newlink operation and binding them in a seperate enslave operation?

> +enum {
> +	VETH_INFO_UNSPEC,
> +	VETH_INFO_MAC,
> +	VETH_INFO_PEER,
> +	VETH_INFO_PEER_MAC,
> +
> +	VETH_INFO_MAX
> +};

Please follow the

#define VETH_INFO_MAX	(__VETH_INFO_MAX - 1)

convention here.

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe netdev" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Powered by blists - more mailing lists