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From: Olivier Matz <olivier.matz@6wind.com>
To: Morten Brørup <mb@smartsharesystems.com>
Cc: Hongzhi Guo <guohongzhi1@huawei.com>,
	dev@dpdk.org, stable@dpdk.org, stephen@networkplumber.org,
	thomas@monjalon.net, konstantin.ananyev@intel.com,
	ferruh.yigit@intel.com, nicolas.chautru@intel.com,
	zhoujingbin@huawei.com, chenchanghu@huawei.com,
	jerry.lilijun@huawei.com, haifeng.lin@huawei.com
Subject: Re: [dpdk-stable] [PATCH] net: fix unneeded replacement of 0 by ffff for TCP checksum
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:41:02 +0200
Message-ID: <20200710134102.GC5869@platinum> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <98CBD80474FA8B44BF855DF32C47DC35C61119@smartserver.smartshare.dk>

On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 03:29:36PM +0200, Morten Brørup wrote:
> > From: Olivier Matz [mailto:olivier.matz@6wind.com]
> > Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 3:16 PM
> > 
> > On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 03:10:34PM +0200, Morten Brørup wrote:
> > > > From: Olivier Matz [mailto:olivier.matz@6wind.com]
> > > > Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 2:41 PM
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 02:55:51PM +0800, Hongzhi Guo wrote:
> > > > > Per RFC768:
> > > > > If the computed checksum is zero, it is transmitted as all ones.
> > > > > An all zero transmitted checksum value means that the transmitter
> > > > > generated no checksum.
> > > > >
> > > > > RFC793 for TCP has no such special treatment for the checksum of
> > > > zero.
> > > > >
> > > > > Fixes: 6006818cfb26 ("net: new checksum functions")
> > > > > Cc: stable@dpdk.org
> > > > >
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Hongzhi Guo <guohongzhi1@huawei.com>
> > > > > ---
> > > > > v2:
> > > > > * Fixed commit tile
> > > > > * Fixed the API comment
> > > > > ---
> > > > > ---
> > > > >  lib/librte_net/rte_ip.h | 18 +++++++++++++++---
> > > > >  1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > > > >
> > > > > diff --git a/lib/librte_net/rte_ip.h b/lib/librte_net/rte_ip.h
> > > > > index 292f63fd7..d03c77120 100644
> > > > > --- a/lib/librte_net/rte_ip.h
> > > > > +++ b/lib/librte_net/rte_ip.h
> > > > > @@ -325,7 +325,7 @@ rte_ipv4_phdr_cksum(const struct rte_ipv4_hdr
> > > > *ipv4_hdr, uint64_t ol_flags)
> > > > >   *   The pointer to the beginning of the L4 header.
> > > > >   * @return
> > > > >   *   The complemented checksum to set in the IP packet
> > > > > - *   or 0 on error
> > > > > + *   or 0 if the IP length is invalid in the header.
> > > > >   */
> > > > >  static inline uint16_t
> > > > >  rte_ipv4_udptcp_cksum(const struct rte_ipv4_hdr *ipv4_hdr, const
> > > > void *l4_hdr)
> > >
> > > 0 is a valid return value, so I suggest omitting it from the return
> > value description:
> > >
> > >   * @return
> > > - *   The complemented checksum to set in the IP packet
> > > - *   or 0 on error
> > > + *   The complemented checksum to set in the IP packet.
> > >
> > > The comparison "if (l3_len < sizeof(struct rte_ipv4_hdr))" is only
> > there to protect against invalid input; it prevents l4_len from
> > becoming negative.
> > 
> > I don't get why "0 if the IP length is invalid in the header" should
> > be removed from the comment: 0 is both a valid return value and
> > the value returned on invalid packet.
> 
> To avoid confusion. We do not want people to add error handling for a return value of 0.
> 
> 0 is not a special value or an error, so it does not deserve explicit mentioning.
> 
> If we want to mention the return value for garbage input, we should not use the wording "or 0", because this suggests that 0 is not a normal return value.

Ok, got it.

So maybe this?

 The complemented checksum to set in the IP packet. If
 the IP length is invalid in the header, it returns 0.


> 
> > 
> > > For the same reason, unlikely() should be added to this comparison.
> > 
> > Maybe yes, but that's another story I think.
> 
> Agree. I was just mentioning it so it can be done when modifying the function anyway.
> 
> > 
> > > Otherwise,
> > >
> > > Acked-by: Morten Brørup <mb@smartsharesystems.com>
> > >
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-10 13:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-10  6:55 Hongzhi Guo
2020-07-10 12:41 ` Olivier Matz
2020-07-10 13:10   ` Morten Brørup
2020-07-10 13:16     ` Olivier Matz
2020-07-10 13:29       ` Morten Brørup
2020-07-10 13:41         ` Olivier Matz [this message]
2020-07-10 13:56           ` [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] " Morten Brørup
2020-07-10 14:40             ` Olivier Matz
2020-07-10 14:52               ` Olivier Matz
2020-07-10 21:03               ` Thomas Monjalon

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