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Date:   Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:25:26 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 0/6] Support PMTU discovery with bridged UDP

From: Stefano Brivio <>
Date: Mon,  3 Aug 2020 22:52:08 +0200

> Currently, PMTU discovery for UDP tunnels only works if packets are
> routed to the encapsulating interfaces, not bridged.
> This results from the fact that we generally don't have valid routes
> to the senders we can use to relay ICMP and ICMPv6 errors, and makes
> PMTU discovery completely non-functional for VXLAN and GENEVE ports of
> both regular bridges and Open vSwitch instances.
> If the sender is local, and packets are forwarded to the port by a
> regular bridge, all it takes is to generate a corresponding route
> exception on the encapsulating device. The bridge then finds the route
> exception carrying the PMTU value estimate as it forwards frames, and
> relays ICMP messages back to the socket of the local sender. Patch 1/6
> fixes this case.
> If the sender resides on another node, we actually need to reply to
> IP and IPv6 packets ourselves and send these ICMP or ICMPv6 errors
> back, using the same encapsulating device. Patch 2/6, based on an
> original idea by Florian Westphal, adds the needed functionality,
> while patches 3/6 and 4/6 add matching support for VXLAN and GENEVE.
> Finally, 5/6 and 6/6 introduce selftests for all combinations of
> inner and outer IP versions, covering both VXLAN and GENEVE, with
> both regular bridges and Open vSwitch instances.

Please address the feedback you've received and I will apply this
series, thank you.

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