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Date:	Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:22:27 +0100
From:	Oliver Neukum <oliver@...kum.org>
To:	Emil Goode <emilgoode@...il.com>
Cc:	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Ming Lei <ming.lei@...onical.com>,
	Mark Brown <broonie@...aro.org>,
	Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>,
	Glen Turner <gdt@....id.au>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-usb@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2 v2] usbnet: fix bad header length bug

On Mon, 2014-02-10 at 13:00 +0100, Emil Goode wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 07:40:58AM +0100, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> > On Mon, 2014-02-10 at 00:06 +0100, Emil Goode wrote:
> > > The AX88772B occasionally send rx packets that cross urb boundaries
> > > and the remaining partial packet is sent with no hardware header.
> > > When the buffer with a partial packet is of less number of octets
> > > than the value of hard_header_len the buffer is discarded by the
> > > usbnet module. This is causing dropped packages and error messages
> > > in dmesg.
> > > 
> > > This can be reproduced by using ping with a packet size
> > > between 1965-1976.
> > 
> > Well, then how about simply removing the check?
> > It seems to have outlived its usefulness.
> > 
> > 	Regards
> > 		Oliver
> > 
> >
> 
> I did consider that and I think it is probably the best thing to do.
> However, I think the removal of the check could have negative effects
> on the other minidrivers, at least the qmi_wwan minidriver explicitly
> states that it is depending on this check to be made in rx_complete().

<censored>. Oh well. But how about merging it with FLAG_MULTI_PACKET?
I really don't want to add more flags. There is a point where enough
flags make absurd having a common code. We are closing in on that point.

	Regards
		Oliver


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