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Date:   Wed, 29 Jan 2020 19:15:50 +0100
From:   Steffen Klassert <steffen.klassert@...unet.com>
To:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
CC:     <thomas.egerer@...unet.com>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] xfrm: Interpret XFRM_INF as 32 bit value for non-ESN
 states

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 10:54:23AM +0100, David Miller wrote:
> From: Thomas Egerer <thomas.egerer@...unet.com>
> Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:31:14 +0100
> 
> > Currently, when left unconfigured, hard and soft packet limit are set to
> > XFRM_INF ((__u64)~0). This can be problematic for non-ESN states, as
> > their 'natural' packet limit is 2^32 - 1 packets. When reached, instead
> > of creating an expire event, the states become unusable and increase
> > their respective 'state expired' counter in the xfrm statistics. The
> > only way for them to actually expire is based on their lifetime limits.
> > 
> > This patch reduces the packet limit of non-ESN states with XFRM_INF as
> > their soft/hard packet limit to their maximum achievable sequence
> > number in order to trigger an expire, which can then be used by an IKE
> > daemon to reestablish the connection.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Thomas Egerer <thomas.egerer@...unet.com>
> 
> Please always CC: the ipsec maintainers for patches to IPSEC.
> 
> Steffen, I assume I will get this from you.

Yes, I have it already in my queue.

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