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

From: Jiri Bohac
Date: Tue Sep 01 2009 - 07:35:28 EST

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 02:19:19PM -0700, Yu, Fenghua wrote:
> >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?
> Looks good to me. Do you know the caller function for the failed csum_ipv6_magic()?

I saw the problem when csum_ipv6_magic() was called from
nf_ip6_checksum(), in the CHECKSUM_NONE branch.

The the bug is triggered by having some bits set in the high
32-bits of the register used to pass the sum parameter to

For some reason, the
csum_sub(skb->csum, skb_checksum(skb, 0, dataoff, 0))
in the CHECKSUM_COMPLETE branch does not seem to trigger this,
while the
csum_sub(0, skb_checksum(skb, 0, dataoff, 0))
in the CHECKSUM_NONE branch does.

I haven't looked at the disassembly to see why, though.

Jiri Bohac <jbohac@xxxxxxx>

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