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SubjectRE: Need some help with IP/TCP Checksum Offload
On Fri, 22 Feb 2002 wrote:

> i tried setting the NETIF_F_SG flag, but the stack still gives the right checksum.

Correct, not all packets will use the zerocopy framework. Using sendfile
is one way of generating them; I believe NFS will also do zerocopy but
I haven't checked it.

> Now, i have this 1 more question. If @ all the stack does offload chksum
> to the hardware, how will the driver come to know about this? Is there a
> per packet indication from the stack asking the driver
> TO-DO/OR-NOT-TO-DO chksum offloading?

Yes: skb->ip_summed == CHECKSUM_HW says the hardware is expected to
generate the checksum.


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than to open it and remove all doubt.

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