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Date:   Wed, 20 Jul 2022 09:50:02 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
To:     Matthias May <>
Cc:     <>, <>,
        <>, <>,
        <>, <>,
        <>, Eyal Birger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] ip_tunnel: allow to inherit from VLAN encapsulated
 IP frames

On Wed, 20 Jul 2022 17:24:17 +0200 Matthias May wrote:
> I finally got around to do the previously mentioned selftest for gretap, vxlan and geneve.
> See the bash-script below.
> Many of the vxlan/geneve tests are currently failing, with gretap working on net-next
> because of the fixes i sent.
> What is the policy on sending selftests that are failing?
> Are fixes for the failures required in advance?
> I'm not sure i can fix them.
> Geneve seems to ignore the 3 upper bits of the DSCP completely.
> My other concern is:
> The whole test is... slow.
> I tried to figure out what takes so long, and the culprit seem to be tcpdump.
> It just takes ages to start capturing, more so when it is capturing IPv6.
> Does anyone know of a better way to capture traffic and analyze it afterwards?
> I used tcpdump because other tests seem to use it, and i guess this is a tool
> that most everyone has installed (that works with networks).

Yeah, tcpdump is not great, there's a bunch of flags that make it a
little less bad (--immediate-mode?) 

Looking at the last test I wrote I ended up with:

tcpdump --immediate-mode -p -ni dummy0 -w $TMPF -c 4
sleep 0.05 # wait for tcpdump to start

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