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Date:	Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:22:46 +0200
From:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
To:	Bogdan Hamciuc <bogdan.hamciuc@...escale.com>
Cc:	davem@...emloft.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] netpoll: Fix skb tail pointer in netpoll_send_udp()

On Tue, 2012-06-12 at 13:26 +0300, Bogdan Hamciuc wrote:
> As skb->tail wasn't updated after skb_copy_to_linear_data(), subsequent
> calls to skb_realloc_headroom() (as made by an ethernet driver's
> ndo_start_xmit routine) would only effectively copy the packet headers,
> leaving garbage in the payload.
> 
> In the process, removed some unnecessary code.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Bogdan Hamciuc <bogdan.hamciuc@...escale.com>
> ---
>  net/core/netpoll.c |    8 ++++----
>  1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/net/core/netpoll.c b/net/core/netpoll.c
> index 3d84fb9..9a08068 100644
> --- a/net/core/netpoll.c
> +++ b/net/core/netpoll.c
> @@ -362,22 +362,22 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(netpoll_send_skb_on_dev);
>  
>  void netpoll_send_udp(struct netpoll *np, const char *msg, int len)
>  {
> -	int total_len, eth_len, ip_len, udp_len;
> +	int total_len, ip_len, udp_len;
>  	struct sk_buff *skb;
>  	struct udphdr *udph;
>  	struct iphdr *iph;
>  	struct ethhdr *eth;
>  
>  	udp_len = len + sizeof(*udph);
> -	ip_len = eth_len = udp_len + sizeof(*iph);
> -	total_len = eth_len + ETH_HLEN + NET_IP_ALIGN;
> +	ip_len = udp_len + sizeof(*iph);
> +	total_len = ip_len + ETH_HLEN + NET_IP_ALIGN;
>  
>  	skb = find_skb(np, total_len, total_len - len);
>  	if (!skb)
>  		return;
>  
>  	skb_copy_to_linear_data(skb, msg, len);
> -	skb->len += len;
> +	skb_put(skb, len);
>  
>  	skb_push(skb, sizeof(*udph));
>  	skb_reset_transport_header(skb);

Hmm, real question is why skb_realloc_headroom() is even necessary...

I suspect we need to reserve more bytes.

	total_len = ip_len + ETH_HLEN + NET_IP_ALIGN + NET_SKB_PAD;

or something like that ?

Which driver triggers the bug ?


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