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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3.2 085/115] veth: don’t modify ip s ummed; doing so treats packets with bad checksums as good.
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On 04/26/2016 04:02 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> 3.2.80-rc1 review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

I would be careful about this. It causes regressions when sending
PACKET_SOCKET buffers from user-space to veth devices.

There was a proposed upstream fix for the regression, but it has not gone
into the tree as far as I know.

http://www.spinics.net/lists/netdev/msg370436.html

Thanks,
Ben

>
> ------------------
>
> From: Vijay Pandurangan <vijayp@vijayp.ca>
>
> [ Upstream commit ce8c839b74e3017996fad4e1b7ba2e2625ede82f ]
>
> Packets that arrive from real hardware devices have ip_summed ==
> CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY if the hardware verified the checksums, or
> CHECKSUM_NONE if the packet is bad or it was unable to verify it. The
> current version of veth will replace CHECKSUM_NONE with
> CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY, which causes corrupt packets routed from hardware to
> a veth device to be delivered to the application. This caused applications
> at Twitter to receive corrupt data when network hardware was corrupting
> packets.
>
> We believe this was added as an optimization to skip computing and
> verifying checksums for communication between containers. However, locally
> generated packets have ip_summed == CHECKSUM_PARTIAL, so the code as
> written does nothing for them. As far as we can tell, after removing this
> code, these packets are transmitted from one stack to another unmodified
> (tcpdump shows invalid checksums on both sides, as expected), and they are
> delivered correctly to applications. We didn’t test every possible network
> configuration, but we tried a few common ones such as bridging containers,
> using NAT between the host and a container, and routing from hardware
> devices to containers. We have effectively deployed this in production at
> Twitter (by disabling RX checksum offloading on veth devices).
>
> This code dates back to the first version of the driver, commit
> <e314dbdc1c0dc6a548ecf> ("[NET]: Virtual ethernet device driver"), so I
> suspect this bug occurred mostly because the driver API has evolved
> significantly since then. Commit <0b7967503dc97864f283a> ("net/veth: Fix
> packet checksumming") (in December 2010) fixed this for packets that get
> created locally and sent to hardware devices, by not changing
> CHECKSUM_PARTIAL. However, the same issue still occurs for packets coming
> in from hardware devices.
>
> Co-authored-by: Evan Jones <ej@evanjones.ca>
> Signed-off-by: Evan Jones <ej@evanjones.ca>
> Cc: Nicolas Dichtel <nicolas.dichtel@6wind.com>
> Cc: Phil Sutter <phil@nwl.cc>
> Cc: Toshiaki Makita <makita.toshiaki@lab.ntt.co.jp>
> Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Vijay Pandurangan <vijayp@vijayp.ca>
> Acked-by: Cong Wang <cwang@twopensource.com>
> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
> [bwh: Backported to 3.2: adjust context]
> Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
> ---
> drivers/net/veth.c | 6 ------
> 1 file changed, 6 deletions(-)
>
> --- a/drivers/net/veth.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/veth.c
> @@ -126,11 +126,6 @@ static netdev_tx_t veth_xmit(struct sk_b
> stats = this_cpu_ptr(priv->stats);
> rcv_stats = this_cpu_ptr(rcv_priv->stats);
>
> - /* don't change ip_summed == CHECKSUM_PARTIAL, as that
> - will cause bad checksum on forwarded packets */
> - if (skb->ip_summed == CHECKSUM_NONE &&
> - rcv->features & NETIF_F_RXCSUM)
> - skb->ip_summed = CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY;
>
> length = skb->len;
> if (dev_forward_skb(rcv, skb) != NET_RX_SUCCESS)
>


--
Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc http://www.candelatech.com

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