On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:09 AM, Jiri Benc <jb...@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:43:33 +0200, Jiri Benc wrote:
>> On Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:31:08 -0400, Sowmini Varadhan wrote:
>> > The vxlan header is after the ethernet header (14 bytes),
>> > IP header (20 bytes, assuming no options) and udp header (8 bytes).
>> If the VXLAN header is not aligned to 4 bytes, then IP header is not
>> aligned to 4 bytes, too, and you have greater problems than just VXLAN.
> ...which is indeed the case. Sorry, I guess I'm too much focused on
> VXLAN-GPE nowadays and I missed that we're building this before the
> inner Ethernet header.
> But the point stands, we have much greater problems here than VXLAN.
> And I don't think that wrapping all IP address accesses into
> get/put_unaligned all around the stack is the solution.
RIght, this is problem with the encapsulations themselves. IP
protocols are supposed to be four-byte aligned and Ethernet
encapsulation is obviously breaking that. We can't address this in
existing standards like GRE-TEB, but for new encapsulations we should
make sure this avoided. I've posted on nvo3 list about this issue.


>  Jiri

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