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Date:	Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:08:08 +0200
From:	Nicolas Dichtel <>
	Nicolas Dichtel <>,
	Herbert Xu <>
Subject: [PATCH net] macvlan: allow to enqueue broadcast pkt on virtual device

Since commit 412ca1550cbe ("macvlan: Move broadcasts into a work queue"), the
driver uses tx_queue_len of the master device as the limit of packets enqueuing.
Problem is that virtual drivers have this value set to 0, thus all broadcast
packets were rejected.
Because tx_queue_len was arbitrarily chosen, I replace it with a static limit
of 1000 (also arbitrarily chosen).

CC: Herbert Xu <>
Reported-by: Thibaut Collet <>
Suggested-by: Thibaut Collet <>
Tested-by: Thibaut Collet <>
Signed-off-by: Nicolas Dichtel <>
 drivers/net/macvlan.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/macvlan.c b/drivers/net/macvlan.c
index a96955597755..8e776935ca52 100644
--- a/drivers/net/macvlan.c
+++ b/drivers/net/macvlan.c
@@ -36,6 +36,7 @@
 #include <linux/netpoll.h>
+#define MACVLAN_BC_QUEUE_LEN	1000
 struct macvlan_port {
 	struct net_device	*dev;
@@ -248,7 +249,7 @@ static void macvlan_broadcast_enqueue(struct macvlan_port *port,
 		goto err;
-	if (skb_queue_len(&port->bc_queue) < skb->dev->tx_queue_len) {
+	if (skb_queue_len(&port->bc_queue) < MACVLAN_BC_QUEUE_LEN) {
 		__skb_queue_tail(&port->bc_queue, nskb);
 		err = 0;

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