[3.13.y.z extended stable] Patch "macvlan: Initialize vlan_features to turn on offload support." has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Tue Sep 2 21:37:02 UTC 2014

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    macvlan: Initialize vlan_features to turn on offload support.

to the linux-3.13.y-queue branch of the 3.13.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.13.y.z tree, see



>From 0a6b7256601d380fa90afd6863dcd55aecb3cc9a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Vlad Yasevich <vyasevic at redhat.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:30:25 -0400
Subject: macvlan: Initialize vlan_features to turn on offload support.

[ Upstream commit 081e83a78db9b0ae1f5eabc2dedecc865f509b98 ]

Macvlan devices do not initialize vlan_features.  As a result,
any vlan devices configured on top of macvlans perform very poorly.
Initialize vlan_features based on the vlan features of the lower-level

Signed-off-by: Vlad Yasevich <vyasevic at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 drivers/net/macvlan.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/macvlan.c b/drivers/net/macvlan.c
index 333f8bc..a430b99 100644
--- a/drivers/net/macvlan.c
+++ b/drivers/net/macvlan.c
@@ -549,6 +549,7 @@ static int macvlan_init(struct net_device *dev)
 				  (lowerdev->state & MACVLAN_STATE_MASK);
 	dev->features 		= lowerdev->features & MACVLAN_FEATURES;
 	dev->features		|= ALWAYS_ON_FEATURES;
+	dev->vlan_features	= lowerdev->vlan_features & MACVLAN_FEATURES;
 	dev->gso_max_size	= lowerdev->gso_max_size;
 	dev->iflink		= lowerdev->ifindex;
 	dev->hard_header_len	= lowerdev->hard_header_len;

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