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Date:	Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:54:13 +0900
From:	"Joonwoo Park" <joonwpark81@...il.com>
To:	"Kok, Auke" <auke-jan.h.kok@...el.com>
Cc:	kaber@...sh.net, jeff@...zik.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/5] [E1000]: [VLAN] Turn off the HW vlan filter if promisc

2008/4/18, Kok, Auke <auke-jan.h.kok@...el.com>:
> Joonwoo Park wrote:
> > If the netdev goes into mode promiscuous, receive all of the packets on
> > the wire without HW filtering, those packets will be processed as type
> > PACKET_OTHERHOST.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Joonwoo Park <joonwpark81@...il.com>
>
>
> this is a repost afaics with the same idea as previous.
>
> I however can't make sense out of what the consensus was in the discussion that
> previously took place.

Auke,
Thanks for your response

Please take a look at
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.network/88488
I agreed with Patrick's opinion.

>
> My techical objection against this patch is that it removes flexibility from the
> admin to display only the particular vlan traffic. With this patch there is no
> longer a way to sniff just one vlan and forget about the other traffic.

No, the admin configured promisc flag on the netdev. It means that the
admin would like to see all the packets on the wire not one particular
vlan traffic I think.
If admin would like to sniff one vlan, he or she should configure promisc.
This patch dose nothing for non-promisc.

>
> My logistical objection against this patch is that it adjusts only one/two drivers
> to do something, but I don't see anything consistently in all the drivers at all
> that suggest that this is the right thing to do at all. Either a mandate or
> something suggesting that all drivers that do vlan filtering *should* do something
>  specific in promiscuous mode.

It's true. We need to fix all the netdev which is VLAN_HW_FILTER capable IMHO.
However I couldn't make patches for all of them since I don't have those HW :(

>
> Either it should be clear that all drivers should do the same thing (and you
> should then adjust all the drivers and not just the one or two that you use, and
> preferably in the stack if possible) or we leave this as is for all the drivers.

I'll try to adjust all the drivers or push it to other driver
maintainers if people does like this patchset.

>
> I think we should prevent wild growth like e.g. module parameters like
> `vlan_tag_strip` in s2io (NO_STRIP_IN_PROMISC)... !

I don't think so :), we don't need NO_STRIP if I worked correctly.
The patches 1,2 is the work for passing vlan tag to sniffers without
no stripping.

Thanks,
Joonwoo

>
> so I don't think this is a good idea.
>
> Auke
>
>
> > ---
> >  drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c |   19 ++++++++++++++-----
> >  1 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c b/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c
> > index 0991648..61965c2 100644
> > --- a/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c
> > +++ b/drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c
> > @@ -2495,7 +2495,7 @@ e1000_set_rx_mode(struct net_device *netdev)
> >       struct e1000_hw *hw = &adapter->hw;
> >       struct dev_addr_list *uc_ptr;
> >       struct dev_addr_list *mc_ptr;
> > -     uint32_t rctl;
> > +     uint32_t rctl, ctrl;
> >       uint32_t hash_value;
> >       int i, rar_entries = E1000_RAR_ENTRIES;
> >       int mta_reg_count = (hw->mac_type == e1000_ich8lan) ?
> > @@ -2512,13 +2512,19 @@ e1000_set_rx_mode(struct net_device *netdev)
> >       /* Check for Promiscuous and All Multicast modes */
> >
> >       rctl = E1000_READ_REG(hw, RCTL);
> > +     ctrl = E1000_READ_REG(hw, CTRL);
> >
> >       if (netdev->flags & IFF_PROMISC) {
> >               rctl |= (E1000_RCTL_UPE | E1000_RCTL_MPE);
> > -     } else if (netdev->flags & IFF_ALLMULTI) {
> > -             rctl |= E1000_RCTL_MPE;
> > +             rctl &= ~E1000_RCTL_VFE;
> >       } else {
> > -             rctl &= ~E1000_RCTL_MPE;
> > +             if (ctrl & E1000_CTRL_VME &&
> > +                 adapter->hw.mac_type != e1000_ich8lan)
> > +                     rctl |= E1000_RCTL_VFE;
> > +             if (netdev->flags & IFF_ALLMULTI)
> > +                     rctl |= E1000_RCTL_MPE;
> > +             else
> > +                     rctl &= ~E1000_RCTL_MPE;
> >       }
> >
> >       uc_ptr = NULL;
> > @@ -5013,7 +5019,10 @@ e1000_vlan_rx_register(struct net_device *netdev, struct vlan_group *grp)
> >               if (adapter->hw.mac_type != e1000_ich8lan) {
> >                       /* enable VLAN receive filtering */
> >                       rctl = E1000_READ_REG(&adapter->hw, RCTL);
> > -                     rctl |= E1000_RCTL_VFE;
> > +                     if (netdev->flags & IFF_PROMISC)
> > +                             rctl &= ~E1000_RCTL_VFE;
> > +                     else
> > +                             rctl |= E1000_RCTL_VFE;
> >                       rctl &= ~E1000_RCTL_CFIEN;
> >                       E1000_WRITE_REG(&adapter->hw, RCTL, rctl);
> >                       e1000_update_mng_vlan(adapter);
>
>
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