[RFC][PATCH] ia64: fix csum_ipv6_magic()

From: Jiri Bohac
Date: Thu Aug 27 2009 - 17:11:23 EST


I was seeing "nf_ct_icmpv6: ICMPv6 checksum failed" errors on
every ICMPv6 packet received. The packets did not pass the
netfilter checksum verification but they did pass the standard
verification later and got processed. This happenns with hardware
checksumming turned off or with adapters that do not checksum
ICMP packets (e.g. tg3). I tracked the problem down to the ia64
version of csum_ipv6_magic() introduced by 007d77d0c5. For some
arguments, it gives differrent results than the generic version.

The following patch fixes the problem for me. IA64 experts, can
you please have a look?


[IA64] fix csum_ipv6_magic()

The 32-bit parameters (len and csum) of csum_ipv6_magic() are passed in 64-bit
registers in3 and in4. The high order 32 bits of the registers were never
cleared, and garbage was sometimes calculated into the checksum.

Fix this by clearing the high order 32 bits of the registers.

Signed-off-by: Jiri Bohac <jbohac@xxxxxxx>

diff --git a/arch/ia64/lib/ip_fast_csum.S b/arch/ia64/lib/ip_fast_csum.S
index 1f86aeb..9a8d23f 100644
--- a/arch/ia64/lib/ip_fast_csum.S
+++ b/arch/ia64/lib/ip_fast_csum.S
@@ -96,20 +96,22 @@ END(ip_fast_csum)
ld4 r20=[in0],4
ld4 r21=[in1],4
- dep r15=in3,in2,32,16
+ zxt4 in3=in3
ld4 r22=[in0],4
ld4 r23=[in1],4
- mux1 r15=r15,@rev
+ dep r15=in3,in2,32,16
ld4 r24=[in0],4
ld4 r25=[in1],4
- shr.u r15=r15,16
+ mux1 r15=r15,@rev
add r16=r20,r21
add r17=r22,r23
+ zxt4 in4=in4
ld4 r26=[in0],4
ld4 r27=[in1],4
+ shr.u r15=r15,16
add r18=r24,r25
add r8=r16,r17
Jiri Bohac <jbohac@xxxxxxx>

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