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RE: [Xen-devel] tcp offload with ip or tcp options

To: "Ian Campbell" <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] tcp offload with ip or tcp options
From: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 22:19:28 +1000
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Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] tcp offload with ip or tcp options
> On Thu, 2011-05-12 at 13:08 +0100, James Harper wrote:
> > Is TCP LSO and/or checksum offload supported when IP or TCP options are
> > present in the packet? Or is that dependent on the underlying hardware
> > (for which there is no way to indicate to DomU I think)
> I think it ought to work.
> Until recently Linux netback might not have included enough bytes in the
> Linux part of an SKB to cover TCP/IP headers including options. That's
> fixed in xen/stable-2.6.32.x though via 0cbb2dd6d518 and it was fixed
> already in the version which went upstream in 2.6.39. I don't know how
> versions before that actually behave in practice though.

Thanks. I guess I'll find out shortly :)

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