for the records, this was not a problem with vtnet but a
bug in some bhyve modifications of ours.
Thanks to Bryan who pointed out the potential location of the problem.
On Sat, Jan 03, 2015 at 08:00:22PM +0100, Luigi Rizzo wrote:
> I am trying to run a diskless bhyve client diskless using in-kernel
> bootp support and vtnet connected to tap and bridge on the host side
> and I am having the problem in the subject which may be vtnet-related.
> Packets generated by the in-kernel DHCP arrive to the host tap
> interface with a corrupt checksum, which is consistent with vtnet0
> having the TXCSUM capability enabled.
> Unfortunately, when the packet reaches the bridge0 on the host:
> > uname -a
> FreeBSD bsd9.casa 10.0-STABLE FreeBSD 10.0-STABLE #0 r269180:
> >ifconfig bridge0
> bridge0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu
> ether 02:01:85:b1:55:00
> id 00:00:00:00:00:00 priority 32768 hellotime 2 fwddelay 15
> maxage 20 holdcnt 6 proto rstp maxaddr 2000 timeout 1200
> root id 00:00:00:00:00:00 priority 32768 ifcost 0 port 0
> member: re0 flags=143<LEARNING,DISCOVER,AUTOEDGE,AUTOPTP>
> ifmaxaddr 0 port 1 priority 128 path cost 200000
> member: tap0 flags=143<LEARNING,DISCOVER,AUTOEDGE,AUTOPTP>
> ifmaxaddr 0 port 4 priority 128 path cost 55
> The packet goes out with a broken checksum and the (external)
> dhcp server does not respond.
> When the guest is up, i can run dhclient on the same guest interface
> and packets exit with a correct checksum.
> Maybe dhclient generates correct packets ignoring the TXCSUM setting.
> In any case i applied a quick fix (disable TXCSUM in if_vtnet.c)
> and at least can get the dhcp request reach the router and get
> a response back.
> Also note that subsequent (tcp) traffic through the interface
> is reported on the host with a correct checksum, so i suspect
> that either the kernel-bootp code does not pass the correct
> checksum flags, or somehow it is sent to the device too early
> in the initialization process.
> any idea ?
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