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Date:   Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:22:15 -0700
From:   Amritha Nambiar <>
Subject: [net-next PATCH] net: Avoid overwriting valid skb->napi_id

This will be useful to allow busy poll for tunneled traffic. In case of
busy poll for sessions over tunnels, the underlying physical device's
queues need to be polled.

Tunnels schedule NAPI either via netif_rx() for backlog queue or
schedule the gro_cell_poll(). netif_rx() propagates the valid skb->napi_id
to the socket. OTOH, gro_cell_poll() stamps the skb->napi_id again by
calling skb_mark_napi_id() with the tunnel NAPI which is not a busy poll
candidate. This was preventing tunneled traffic to use busy poll. A valid
NAPI ID in the skb indicates it was already marked for busy poll by a
NAPI driver and hence needs to be copied into the socket.

Signed-off-by: Amritha Nambiar <>
 include/net/busy_poll.h |    6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/net/busy_poll.h b/include/net/busy_poll.h
index 86e028388bad..b001fa91c14e 100644
--- a/include/net/busy_poll.h
+++ b/include/net/busy_poll.h
@@ -114,7 +114,11 @@ static inline void skb_mark_napi_id(struct sk_buff *skb,
 				    struct napi_struct *napi)
-	skb->napi_id = napi->napi_id;
+	/* If the skb was already marked with a valid NAPI ID, avoid overwriting
+	 * it.
+	 */
+	if (skb->napi_id < MIN_NAPI_ID)
+		skb->napi_id = napi->napi_id;

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