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Re: [PATCH] staging/octeon: Software should check the checksum of no tcp

To:,,, David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging/octeon: Software should check the checksum of no tcp/udp packets
From: David Daney <>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:50:44 -0700
Cc:, Greg KH <>
In-reply-to: <>
References: <>
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On 09/25/2011 06:08 PM, wrote:
From: Roy.Li<>

Icmp packets with wrong checksum are never dropped since
skb->ip_summed is set to CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY.

When icmp packets with wrong checksum pass through the octeon
net driver, the not_IP, IP_exc, L4_error hardware indicators
show no error. so the driver sets CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY on

L4_error only works for TCP/UDP, not for ICMP.

Signed-off-by: Roy.Li<>

We found the same problem, but have not yet sent the patch to fix it.

This looks fine to me,

Acked-by: David Daney <>

I would let davem, Ralf and Greg KH fight over who gets to merge it.

David Daney

  drivers/staging/octeon/ethernet-rx.c |    3 ++-
  1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/octeon/ethernet-rx.c 
index 1a7c19a..1747024 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/octeon/ethernet-rx.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/octeon/ethernet-rx.c
@@ -411,7 +411,8 @@ static int cvm_oct_napi_poll(struct napi_struct *napi, int 
                                skb->protocol = eth_type_trans(skb, dev);
                                skb->dev = dev;

-                               if (unlikely(work->word2.s.not_IP || 
work->word2.s.IP_exc || work->word2.s.L4_error))
+                               if (unlikely(work->word2.s.not_IP || 
work->word2.s.IP_exc ||
+                                       work->word2.s.L4_error || 
                                        skb->ip_summed = CHECKSUM_NONE;
                                        skb->ip_summed = CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY;

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