Commit 9ee6c5dc authored by Lance Richardson's avatar Lance Richardson Committed by David S. Miller
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ipv4: allow local fragmentation in ip_finish_output_gso()

Some configurations (e.g. geneve interface with default
MTU of 1500 over an ethernet interface with 1500 MTU) result
in the transmission of packets that exceed the configured MTU.
While this should be considered to be a "bad" configuration,
it is still allowed and should not result in the sending
of packets that exceed the configured MTU.

Fix by dropping the assumption in ip_finish_output_gso() that
locally originated gso packets will never need fragmentation.
Basic testing using iperf (observing CPU usage and bandwidth)
have shown no measurable performance impact for traffic not
requiring fragmentation.

Fixes: c7ba65d7

 ("net: ip: push gso skb forwarding handling down the stack")
Reported-by: default avatarJan Tluka <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLance Richardson <>
Acked-by: default avatarHannes Frederic Sowa <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent da96786e
......@@ -47,8 +47,7 @@ struct inet_skb_parm {
#define IPSKB_L3SLAVE BIT(8)
#define IPSKB_L3SLAVE BIT(7)
u16 frag_max_size;
......@@ -117,7 +117,7 @@ int ip_forward(struct sk_buff *skb)
if (opt->is_strictroute && rt->rt_uses_gateway)
goto sr_failed;
IPCB(skb)->flags |= IPSKB_FORWARDED;
mtu = ip_dst_mtu_maybe_forward(&rt->dst, true);
if (ip_exceeds_mtu(skb, mtu)) {
......@@ -239,11 +239,9 @@ static int ip_finish_output_gso(struct net *net, struct sock *sk,
struct sk_buff *segs;
int ret = 0;
/* common case: fragmentation of segments is not allowed,
* or seglen is <= mtu
/* common case: seglen is <= mtu
if (((IPCB(skb)->flags & IPSKB_FRAG_SEGS) == 0) ||
skb_gso_validate_mtu(skb, mtu))
if (skb_gso_validate_mtu(skb, mtu))
return ip_finish_output2(net, sk, skb);
/* Slowpath - GSO segment length is exceeding the dst MTU.
......@@ -63,7 +63,6 @@ void iptunnel_xmit(struct sock *sk, struct rtable *rt, struct sk_buff *skb,
int pkt_len = skb->len - skb_inner_network_offset(skb);
struct net *net = dev_net(rt->;
struct net_device *dev = skb->dev;
int skb_iif = skb->skb_iif;
struct iphdr *iph;
int err;
......@@ -73,16 +72,6 @@ void iptunnel_xmit(struct sock *sk, struct rtable *rt, struct sk_buff *skb,
skb_dst_set(skb, &rt->dst);
memset(IPCB(skb), 0, sizeof(*IPCB(skb)));
if (skb_iif && !(df & htons(IP_DF))) {
/* Arrived from an ingress interface, got encapsulated, with
* fragmentation of encapulating frames allowed.
* If skb is gso, the resulting encapsulated network segments
* may exceed dst mtu.
* Allow IP Fragmentation of segments.
IPCB(skb)->flags |= IPSKB_FRAG_SEGS;
/* Push down and install the IP header. */
skb_push(skb, sizeof(struct iphdr));
......@@ -1749,7 +1749,7 @@ static void ipmr_queue_xmit(struct net *net, struct mr_table *mrt,
vif->dev->stats.tx_bytes += skb->len;
IPCB(skb)->flags |= IPSKB_FORWARDED;
/* RFC1584 teaches, that DVMRP/PIM router must deliver packets locally
* not only before forwarding, but after forwarding on all output
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