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Date:   Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:01:52 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     "Jason A. Donenfeld" <>
Cc:, Thomas Ptacek <>,
        Adhipati Blambangan <>,
        David Ahern <>,
        Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net v4] net: xdp: account for layer 3 packets in generic
 skb handler

On Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:58:16 +0200 Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> - cls_bpf does not support the same feature set as XDP, and operates at
>   a slightly different stage in the networking stack.

Please elaborate.

> I had originally dropped this patch, but the issue kept coming up in
> user reports, so here's a v4 of it. Testing of it is still rather slim,
> but hopefully that will change in the coming days.

Here an alternative patch, untested:

diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
index d3d53dc601f9..7f68831bdd4f 100644
--- a/net/core/dev.c
+++ b/net/core/dev.c
@@ -5434,6 +5434,11 @@ static int generic_xdp_install(struct net_device *dev, struct netdev_bpf *xdp)
        struct bpf_prog *new = xdp->prog;
        int ret = 0;
+       if (!dev->hard_header_len) {
+               NL_SET_ERR_MSG(xdp->extack, "generic XDP not supported on L3 devices, please use cls_bpf");
+               return -EINVAL;
+       }
        if (new) {
                u32 i;

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