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Date:	Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:31:24 +0800
From:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
To:	Florian Westphal <fw@...len.de>
Cc:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] net: ip, ipv6: handle gso skbs in forwarding path

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 01:23:31PM +0100, Florian Westphal wrote:
> Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au> wrote:
> > > > static void ip_gso_adjust_seglen(struct sk_buff *skb)
> > > > {
> > > >         unsigned int mtu;
> > > > 
> > > >         if (!skb_is_gso(skb))
> > > >                 return;
> > > > 
> > > >         mtu = ip_dst_mtu_maybe_forward(skb_dst(skb), true);
> > > >         skb_shinfo(skb)->gso_size = mtu - sizeof(struct iphdr);
> > > > }
> > > > 
> > > > But this yields
> > > > 
> > > > [   28.644776] kernel BUG at net/net/core/skbuff.c:2984!
> > > 
> > > Yep, lets CC Herbert Xu, as he 'owns' skb_segment()
> > 
> > IMHO we should just stop merging ~DF packets altogether, at least
> > for TCP.
> 
> Eric, you added DF aggregation in db8caf3dbc77599dc90f4ea0a803cd1d97116f30
> (gro: should aggregate frames without DF).
> 
> I guess you don't want to revert this commit?
> Any other ideas?
> 
> skb_gso_segment() is already very complex, I don't want to add more code
> to it.  And that seems unavoidable if we need to de-couple nr_frags and
> gso_size.

I don't think adding all this complexity just to be able to
aggregate ~DF packets (which are just wrong to begin with) is
worth it.

If aggregating ~DF packets was a one-liner then sure, but there
is a reason why I didn't aggregate them in the first place and
you've found it :)

Cheers,
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