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Date:	Sat, 14 Jun 2008 00:11:41 +0100
From:	Ben Hutchings <>
To:	Stephen Hemminger <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,
	Patrick McHardy <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: Fix test for VLAN TX checksum offload capability

Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 23:38:16 +0100
> Ben Hutchings <> wrote:
> > Selected device feature bits can be propagated to VLAN devices, so we
> > can make use of TX checksum offload and TSO on VLAN-tagged packets.
> > However, if the physical device does not do VLAN tag insertion or
> > generic checksum offload then the test for TX checksum offload in
> > dev_queue_xmit() will see a protocol of htons(ETH_P_8021Q) and yield
> > false.
> Are you sure that some hardware isn't broken and can do vlan tag
> insertion or checksumming but not both?

The second test uses dev->features & dev->vlan_features, so this should
be handled correctly, unless I'm missing some subtlety.


Ben Hutchings, Senior Software Engineer, Solarflare Communications
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