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Date:	Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:08:06 +0900
From:	Toshiaki Makita <>
To:	Sridhar Samudrala <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: VLAN ID 0 with priority tagging

(2014/02/07 8:53), Sridhar Samudrala wrote:
> 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.

eth1.0 should be able to send frames tagged with vid 0.
Though I don't know whether there are NICs/drivers that strip tag 0, I
can send frames with vid 0 (with e1000e).

Toshiaki Makita
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