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Date:	Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:23:36 -0700
From:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
To:	YOSHIFUJI Hideaki <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>
Cc:	Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes@...essinduktion.org>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Francois WELLENREITER <f.wellenreiter@...il.com>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH v3] ipv6: Limit mtu to 65575 bytes

From: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>

Francois reported that setting big mtu on loopback device could prevent
tcp sessions making progress.

We do not support (yet ?) IPv6 Jumbograms and cook corrupted packets.

We must limit the IPv6 MTU to (65535 + 40) bytes in theory.

Tested:

ifconfig lo mtu 70000
netperf -H ::1

Before patch : Throughput :   0.05 Mbits

After patch : Throughput : 35484 Mbits

Reported-by: Francois WELLENREITER <f.wellenreiter@...il.com>
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
Acked-by: YOSHIFUJI Hideaki <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>
---
v3: fix title... humpff...

 include/net/ip6_route.h |    5 +++++
 net/ipv6/route.c        |    5 +++--
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/net/ip6_route.h b/include/net/ip6_route.h
index 3c3bb184eb8f..6c4f5eac98e7 100644
--- a/include/net/ip6_route.h
+++ b/include/net/ip6_route.h
@@ -32,6 +32,11 @@ struct route_info {
 #define RT6_LOOKUP_F_SRCPREF_PUBLIC	0x00000010
 #define RT6_LOOKUP_F_SRCPREF_COA	0x00000020
 
+/* We do not (yet ?) support IPv6 jumbograms (RFC 2675)
+ * Unlike IPv4, hdr->seg_len doesn't include the IPv6 header
+ */
+#define IP6_MAX_MTU (0xFFFF + sizeof(struct ipv6hdr))
+
 /*
  * rt6_srcprefs2flags() and rt6_flags2srcprefs() translate
  * between IPV6_ADDR_PREFERENCES socket option values
diff --git a/net/ipv6/route.c b/net/ipv6/route.c
index 5015c50a5ba7..5ea462eacd9f 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/route.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/route.c
@@ -1338,7 +1338,7 @@ static unsigned int ip6_mtu(const struct dst_entry *dst)
 	unsigned int mtu = dst_metric_raw(dst, RTAX_MTU);
 
 	if (mtu)
-		return mtu;
+		goto out;
 
 	mtu = IPV6_MIN_MTU;
 
@@ -1348,7 +1348,8 @@ static unsigned int ip6_mtu(const struct dst_entry *dst)
 		mtu = idev->cnf.mtu6;
 	rcu_read_unlock();
 
-	return mtu;
+out:
+	return min_t(unsigned int, mtu, IP6_MAX_MTU);
 }
 
 static struct dst_entry *icmp6_dst_gc_list;


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