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Date:	Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:40:24 -0700
From:	Pravin Shelar <pshelar@...ira.com>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Daniele Di Proietto <ddiproietto@...are.com>,
	Andy Zhou <azhou@...ira.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] openvswitch: Create right mask with disabled megaflows

On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 1:20 PM, David Miller <davem@...emloft.net> wrote:
> From: Pravin B Shelar <pshelar@...ira.com>
> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:55:45 -0700
>
>> If megaflows are disabled, the userspace does not send the netlink attribute
>> OVS_FLOW_ATTR_MASK, and the kernel must create an exact match mask.
>>
>> sw_flow_mask_set() sets every bytes (in 'range') of the mask to 0xff, even the
>> bytes that represent padding for struct sw_flow, or the bytes that represent
>> fields that may not be set during ovs_flow_extract().
>> This is a problem, because when we extract a flow from a packet,
>> we do not memset() anymore the struct sw_flow to 0.
>>
>> This commit gets rid of sw_flow_mask_set() and introduces mask_set_nlattr(),
>> which operates on the netlink attributes rather than on the mask key. Using
>> this approach we are sure that only the bytes that the user provided in the
>> flow are matched.
>>
>> Also, if the parse_flow_mask_nlattrs() for the mask ENCAP attribute fails, we
>> now return with an error.
>>
>> This bug is introduced by commit 0714812134d7dcadeb7ecfbfeb18788aa7e1eaac
>> ("openvswitch: Eliminate memset() from flow_extract").
>>
>> Reported-by: Alex Wang <alexw@...ira.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Daniele Di Proietto <ddiproietto@...are.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Andy Zhou <azhou@...ira.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Pravin B Shelar <pshelar@...ira.com>
>
> Why are you targetting a bug fix like this to net-next?
>
I meant it for net tree. Can you take this patch for net?

Thanks.
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