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Date:	Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:50:36 +0100
From:	Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@...arflare.com>
To:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
CC:	Vlad Yasevich <vyasevic@...hat.com>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	<davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCHv3] ipv6: Enable enough of the code to handle GSO when
 disabled.

On Wed, 2012-10-17 at 18:13 +0200, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-10-17 at 11:46 -0400, Vlad Yasevich wrote:
> 
> > This patch attempts to solve this by enabling just enough code so GSO
> > is correctly processed.  However, I should point out that if IPv6 is
> > simply blacklisted or not built for the kernel, this problem will
> > still persist.
> 
> So I guess this should be done in a different way ?
> 
> We currently use a single structure (struct packet_type) to hold 
> pointers to different methods. (The .func() field, and the gso/gro
> stuff)
> 
> We probably need to split it in two parts, and make one part linked into
> kernel, even if CONFIG_IPV6=n, so that GRO/GSO is fully IPv4/IPv6
> functional.
[...]

Either that or make sure that we don't advertise IPv6 GSO when IPv6 is
disabled.

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings, Staff Engineer, Solarflare
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