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Date:	Thu, 1 May 2008 18:38:54 +0800
From:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	bhutchings@...arflare.com, kmansley@...arflare.com,
	shemminger@...tta.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Disable forwarding of LRO skbs

On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 03:34:14AM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
> Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 18:19:54 +0800
> 
> > This patch completely breaks forwarding of GSO packets in a
> > virtualised environment where we explicitly want to forward
> > them as is to reduce per-packet overhead.  So if LRO is causing
> > problems then I suggest we find a better way around that that
> > does not penalise all forms of GSO.
> 
> I assume you mean forwarding via a bridge?

Not necessarily.  For example we could be forwarding in a guest
that's acting as a firewall appliance for other guests.

> I think we'll need to add a device attribute for what
> you want.

I still don't understand why we can't forward LRO packets.  It
should be no different to forwarding GSO packets if it's properly
constructed.

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