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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH net] xen-netfront: reset skb network header before checksum

From: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:48:34 +0000

> In ed1f50c3a ("net: add skb_checksum_setup") we introduced some checksum
> functions in core driver. Subsequent change b5cf66cd1 ("xen-netfront:
> use new skb_checksum_setup function") made use of those functions to
> replace its own implementation.
> However with that change netfront is broken. It sees a lot of checksum
> error. That's because its own implementation of checksum function was a
> bit hacky (dereferencing skb->data directly) while the new function was
> implemented using ip_hdr(). The network header is not reset before skb
> is passed to the new function. When the new function tries to do its
> job, it's confused and reports error.
> The fix is simple, we need to reset network header before passing skb to
> checksum function. Netback is not affected as it already does the right
> thing.
> Reported-by: Sander Eikelenboom <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx>

Applied, thanks.

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