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Date:	Sun, 1 Jun 2008 15:16:56 -0700
From:	"Joonwoo Park" <>
To:	"Patrick McHardy" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] [VLAN]: Unclassified vlan packet

2008/5/26 Patrick McHardy <>:
> Joonwoo Park wrote:
>> 2008/5/26 Patrick McHardy <>:
>>> Joonwoo Park wrote:
>>>> To be polite to the PACKET,
>>>> Don't kill the unclassified & hardware accelerated vlan packets if
>>>> netdev
>>>> is in promiscuous, set packet type with PACKET_OTHERHOST. Put the vlan
>>>> tag
>>>> into skb->cb for all hardware accelerated vlan packets.
>>> Conceptually I think this patch goes in the right direction,
>>> one question remaining is when to invalidate the VLAN tag again.
>>> The only solution I could come up with is invalidating it in
>>> netif_receive_skb() when the receiving device is not a VLAN
>>> device and additionally invalidating it in all callers of
>>> dev_queue_xmit except VLAN itself, but I would really prefer
>>> something less error prone without touching netif_receive_skb().
>>> BTW, I already have a patch queued to move the VLAN tag from
>>> skb->cb to a seperate skb member to fix the the conflict with
>>> qdiscs (this should also allow to use vlan accel through virtual
>>> network devices later on). So please don't resend, I'll integrate
>>> the patch on top of this change once we find a good spot for
>>> invalidation.
>> Thanks Patrick for reviewing.
>> I'll be looking forward to seeing it on the list.
> Well, we still need to find a good spot for invalidation.
> Suggestions welcome :)

Do you mind inserting a new flag to indicate vlan_tag is just for
af_packet or not into sk_buff?
I think if flag exists, we can pass vlan_tag to af_packet with just
modifications of vlan_get_tag(), vlan_put_tag() and
without patching for invalidation.

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