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SubjectRe: hackbench regression due to commit 9dfc6e68bfe6e
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From: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 00:05:57 -0700 (PDT)

> From: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 09:00:19 +0200
>
>> If run individually, the tests results are more what we would expect
>> (slow), but if machine runs the two set of process concurrently, each
>> group runs much faster...
>
> BTW, I just discovered (thanks to the function graph tracer, woo hoo!)
> that loopback TCP packets get fully checksum validated on receive.
>
> I'm trying to figure out why skb->ip_summed ends up being
> CHECKSUM_NONE in tcp_v4_rcv() even though it gets set to
> CHECKSUM_PARTIAL in tcp_sendmsg().

Ok, it looks like it's only ACK packets that have this problem,
but still :-)

It's weird that we have a special ip_dev_loopback_xmit() for for
ip_mc_output() NF_HOOK()s, which forces skb->ip_summed to
CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY, but the actual normal loopback xmit doesn't
do that...


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