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Date:	Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:18:49 -0500 (EST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] packet: Allow packets with only a header (but no

From: Martin Blumenstingl <>
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2015 17:46:09 +0100

> Commit 9c7077622dd91 ("packet: make packet_snd fail on len smaller
> than l2 header") added validation for the packet size in packet_snd.
> This change enforces that every packet needs a header (with at least
> hard_header_len bytes) plus a payload with at least one byte. Before
> this change the payload was optional.
> This fixes PPPoE connections which do not have a "Service" or
> "Host-Uniq" configured (which is violating the spec, but is still
> widely used in real-world setups). Those are currently failing with the
> following message: "pppd: packet size is too short (24 <= 24)"
> Signed-off-by: Martin Blumenstingl <>

Applied, thanks.
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