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Date:	Tue, 17 May 2016 16:51:08 +0200
From:	Jiri Benc <jbenc@...hat.com>
To:	Simon Horman <simon.horman@...ronome.com>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, dev@...nvswitch.org,
	Lorand Jakab <lojakab@...co.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 net-next 5/7] openvswitch: add layer 3 support to
 ovs_packet_cmd_execute()

On Wed,  4 May 2016 16:36:31 +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
> +	/* Packets from user space for execution only have metadata key
> +	 * attributes.  OVS_KEY_ATTR_PACKET_ETHERTYPE is then used to specify
> +	 * the starting layer of the packet.  Packets with Ethernet headers
> +	 * have this attribute set to 0
> +	 */
> +	if (*attrs & (1ULL << OVS_KEY_ATTR_PACKET_ETHERTYPE)) {
> +		__be16 eth_type;
> +
> +		if (is_mask) {
> +			/* Always exact match packet EtherType */
> +			eth_type = htons(0xffff);
> +		} else {
> +			eth_type = nla_get_be16(a[OVS_KEY_ATTR_PACKET_ETHERTYPE]);
> +			is_layer3 = ((eth_type == htons(ETH_P_IP)) ||
> +				     (eth_type == htons(ETH_P_IPV6)));

Unknown types need to be rejected, not treated as layer2, otherwise we
may run into problems later (with combination of this kernel + newer
user space) when we add more types, such as ETH_P_NSH.

 Jiri

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