[PATCH 1/2] virtio: don't set VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_DATA_VALID on xmit

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at canonical.com
Mon Apr 24 14:09:44 UTC 2017

From: Rolf Neugebauer <rolf.neugebauer at docker.com>

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1685416

[ Upstream commit 501db511397fd6efff3aa5b4e8de415b55559550 ]

This patch part reverts fd2a0437dc33 and e858fae2b0b8 which introduced a
subtle change in how the virtio_net flags are derived from the SKBs
ip_summed field.

With the above commits, the flags are set to VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_DATA_VALID
when ip_summed == CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY, thus treating it differently to
ip_summed == CHECKSUM_NONE, which should be the same.

Further, the virtio spec 1.0 / CS04 explicitly says that
VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_DATA_VALID must not be set by the driver.

Fixes: fd2a0437dc33 ("virtio_net: introduce virtio_net_hdr_{from,to}_skb")
Fixes: e858fae2b0b8 (" virtio_net: use common code for virtio_net_hdr and skb GSO conversion")
Signed-off-by: Rolf Neugebauer <rolf.neugebauer at docker.com>
Acked-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
(cherry-picked from 3eab5dd0eb19b6ebed8ef7e7477d9f3048cc78fa linux-4.9.y)
Signed-off-by: Stefan Bader <stefan.bader at canonical.com>
 include/linux/virtio_net.h | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/virtio_net.h b/include/linux/virtio_net.h
index 1c912f8..40914bb 100644
--- a/include/linux/virtio_net.h
+++ b/include/linux/virtio_net.h
@@ -91,8 +91,6 @@ static inline int virtio_net_hdr_from_skb(const struct sk_buff *skb,
 		hdr->csum_offset = __cpu_to_virtio16(little_endian,
-	} else if (skb->ip_summed == CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY) {
-		hdr->flags = VIRTIO_NET_HDR_F_DATA_VALID;
 	} /* else everything is zero */
 	return 0;

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