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Date:   Mon,  2 Dec 2019 10:49:51 +0530
From:   Martin Varghese <>
Subject: [PATCH v3 net] Fixed updating of ethertype in function skb_mpls_pop

From: Martin Varghese <>

The skb_mpls_pop was not updating ethertype of an ethernet packet if the
packet was originally received from a non ARPHRD_ETHER device.

In the below OVS data path flow, since the device corresponding to port 7
is an l3 device (ARPHRD_NONE) the skb_mpls_pop function does not update
the ethertype of the packet even though the previous push_eth action had
added an ethernet header to the packet.


Fixes: ed246cee09b9 ("net: core: move pop MPLS functionality from OvS to core helper")
Signed-off-by: Martin Varghese <>
Changes in v2:
    - In function skb_mpls_pop check for dev type removed
      while updating ethertype.
    - key->mac_proto is checked in function pop_mpls to pass
      ethernet flag to skb_mpls_pop.
    - dev type is checked in function tcf_mpls_act to pass
      ethernet flag to skb_mpls_pop.

Changes in v3:
    - Fixed header inclusion order.
    - Removed unwanted braces.
    - Retain space between function argements and description in the
      coments of function skb_mpls_pop.
    - used ovs_key_mac_proto(key) to check if the packet is ethernet.
    - Added fixes tag.

 include/linux/skbuff.h    | 3 ++-
 net/core/skbuff.c         | 6 ++++--
 net/openvswitch/actions.c | 3 ++-
 net/sched/act_mpls.c      | 4 +++-
 4 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/skbuff.h b/include/linux/skbuff.h
index dfe02b6..70204b9 100644
--- a/include/linux/skbuff.h
+++ b/include/linux/skbuff.h
@@ -3530,7 +3530,8 @@ int skb_zerocopy(struct sk_buff *to, struct sk_buff *from,
 int skb_vlan_push(struct sk_buff *skb, __be16 vlan_proto, u16 vlan_tci);
 int skb_mpls_push(struct sk_buff *skb, __be32 mpls_lse, __be16 mpls_proto,
 		  int mac_len);
-int skb_mpls_pop(struct sk_buff *skb, __be16 next_proto, int mac_len);
+int skb_mpls_pop(struct sk_buff *skb, __be16 next_proto, int mac_len,
+		 bool ethernet);
 int skb_mpls_update_lse(struct sk_buff *skb, __be32 mpls_lse);
 int skb_mpls_dec_ttl(struct sk_buff *skb);
 struct sk_buff *pskb_extract(struct sk_buff *skb, int off, int to_copy,
diff --git a/net/core/skbuff.c b/net/core/skbuff.c
index 867e61d..312e80e 100644
--- a/net/core/skbuff.c
+++ b/net/core/skbuff.c
@@ -5529,12 +5529,14 @@ int skb_mpls_push(struct sk_buff *skb, __be32 mpls_lse, __be16 mpls_proto,
  * @skb: buffer
  * @next_proto: ethertype of header after popped MPLS header
  * @mac_len: length of the MAC header
+ * @ethernet: flag to indicate if ethernet header is present in packet
  * Expects skb->data at mac header.
  * Returns 0 on success, -errno otherwise.
-int skb_mpls_pop(struct sk_buff *skb, __be16 next_proto, int mac_len)
+int skb_mpls_pop(struct sk_buff *skb, __be16 next_proto, int mac_len,
+		 bool ethernet)
 	int err;
@@ -5553,7 +5555,7 @@ int skb_mpls_pop(struct sk_buff *skb, __be16 next_proto, int mac_len)
 	skb_set_network_header(skb, mac_len);
-	if (skb->dev && skb->dev->type == ARPHRD_ETHER) {
+	if (ethernet) {
 		struct ethhdr *hdr;
 		/* use mpls_hdr() to get ethertype to account for VLANs. */
diff --git a/net/openvswitch/actions.c b/net/openvswitch/actions.c
index 12936c1..91e2100 100644
--- a/net/openvswitch/actions.c
+++ b/net/openvswitch/actions.c
@@ -179,7 +179,8 @@ static int pop_mpls(struct sk_buff *skb, struct sw_flow_key *key,
 	int err;
-	err = skb_mpls_pop(skb, ethertype, skb->mac_len);
+	err = skb_mpls_pop(skb, ethertype, skb->mac_len,
+			   ovs_key_mac_proto(key) == MAC_PROTO_ETHERNET);
 	if (err)
 		return err;
diff --git a/net/sched/act_mpls.c b/net/sched/act_mpls.c
index 4d8c822..47e0cfd 100644
--- a/net/sched/act_mpls.c
+++ b/net/sched/act_mpls.c
@@ -1,6 +1,7 @@
 // SPDX-License-Identifier: (GPL-2.0-only OR BSD-2-Clause)
 /* Copyright (C) 2019 Netronome Systems, Inc. */
+#include <linux/if_arp.h>
 #include <linux/init.h>
 #include <linux/kernel.h>
 #include <linux/module.h>
@@ -76,7 +77,8 @@ static int tcf_mpls_act(struct sk_buff *skb, const struct tc_action *a,
 	switch (p->tcfm_action) {
-		if (skb_mpls_pop(skb, p->tcfm_proto, mac_len))
+		if (skb_mpls_pop(skb, p->tcfm_proto, mac_len,
+				 skb->dev && skb->dev->type == ARPHRD_ETHER))
 			goto drop;

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