Second Round of IPVS updates for v3.13
Some SCTP changes by Daniel Borkman.
* Correct verdict assignments in sctp_conn_schedule
This is a bug fix for incorrect handling of the error case
where skb_header_pointer() fails.
It appears that this problem has been present since SCTP was added
to IPVS in v2.6.34.
* Do not recalculate SCTP checksum if ports don't change
This is an enhancement which should lead to increased performance
in some cases.
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net: ipvs: sctp: do not recalc sctp csum when ports didn't change
Unlike UDP or TCP, we do not take the pseudo-header into
account in SCTP checksums. So in case port mapping is the
very same, we do not need to recalculate the whole SCTP
checksum in software, which is very expensive.
Also, similarly as in TCP, take into account when a private
helper mangled the packet. In that case, we also need to
recalculate the checksum even if ports might be same.
Thanks for feedback regarding skb->ip_summed checks from
Julian Anastasov; here's a discussion on these checks for
snat and dnat:
* For snat_handler(), we can see CHECKSUM_PARTIAL from
virtual devices, and from LOCAL_OUT, otherwise it
should be CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY. In general, in snat it
is more complex. skb contains the original route and
ip_vs_route_me_harder() can change the route after
snat_handler. So, for locally generated replies from
local server we can not preserve the CHECKSUM_PARTIAL
mode. It is an chicken or egg dilemma: snat_handler
needs the device after rerouting (to check for
NETIF_F_SCTP_CSUM), while ip_route_me_harder() wants
the snat_handler() to put the new saddr for proper
* For dnat_handler(), we should not see CHECKSUM_COMPLETE
for SCTP, in fact the small set of drivers that support
SCTP offloading return CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY on correctly
received SCTP csum. We can see CHECKSUM_PARTIAL from
local stack or received from virtual drivers. The idea is
that SCTP decides to avoid csum calculation if hardware
supports offloading. IPVS can change the device after
rerouting to real server but we can preserve the
CHECKSUM_PARTIAL mode if the new device supports
offloading too. This works because skb dst is changed
before dnat_handler and we see the new device. So, checks
in the 'if' part will decide whether it is ok to keep
CHECKSUM_PARTIAL for the output. If the packet was with
CHECKSUM_NONE, hence we deal with unknown checksum. As we
recalculate the sum for IP header in all cases, it should
be safe to use CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY. We can forward wrong
checksum in this case (without cp->app). In case of
CHECKSUM_UNNECESSARY, the csum was valid on receive.
Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Julian Anastasov <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Simon Horman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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