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Date:	Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:53:30 -0800
From:	Sridhar Samudrala <>
To:	"" <>
Subject: Re: VLAN ID 0 with priority tagging

On 1/22/2014 3:49 PM, Sridhar Samudrala wrote:
> I am trying to send a packet with VLAN ID 0 and non-zero priority.
> The VLAN interfaces are created on 2 hosts using
>     ip link add link eth1 eth1.0 type vlan id 0 egress-qos-map 0:2
> When i try to send a packet using ping/arping, on the sender side tcpdump
> shows that the VLAN tag is added with ID 0 and priority 2.
> However, the receiver is receiving the packet with vlan tag stripped.
> I am seeing the same behavior with multiple NICs and also with a 
> switch in
> between the 2 hosts or with the 2 hosts connected over loopback cable.
> It looks as if the driver on the send side is stripping the tag if 
> vlan id is 0.
> Is this correct behavior or a bug?
> Any clues on how to  get priority tagging to work with vlan id 0?
I sent this note a few weeks back, but i haven't seen any response so far.

Is priority tagging with VLAN ID 0 not supported or is this a bug?
It looks like the NIC hardware is stripping the VLAN tag if the id is 0 
even when VLAN tag
is added by the software.

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