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authorYOSHIFUJI Hideaki / 吉藤英明 <yoshfuji@linux-ipv6.org>2013-03-25 08:26:16 +0000
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2013-03-26 12:32:13 -0400
commit6752c8db8e0cfedb44ba62806dd15b383ed64000 (patch)
tree96272aed0ff52f72a1d97d8a8d86d90f5f47809e /drivers/firewire/Kconfig
parent61a7839a19c157d11930fe69697a4c90884bf7c4 (diff)
firewire net, ipv4 arp: Extend hardware address and remove driver-level packet inspection.
Inspection of upper layer protocol is considered harmful, especially if it is about ARP or other stateful upper layer protocol; driver cannot (and should not) have full state of them. IPv4 over Firewire module used to inspect ARP (both in sending path and in receiving path), and record peer's GUID, max packet size, max speed and fifo address. This patch removes such inspection by extending our "hardware address" definition to include other information as well: max packet size, max speed and fifo. By doing this, The neighbour module in networking subsystem can cache them. Note: As we have started ignoring sspd and max_rec in ARP/NDP, those information will not be used in the driver when sending. When a packet is being sent, the IP layer fills our pseudo header with the extended "hardware address", including GUID and fifo. The driver can look-up node-id (the real but rather volatile low-level address) by GUID, and then the module can send the packet to the wire using parameters provided in the extendedn hardware address. This approach is realistic because IP over IEEE1394 (RFC2734) and IPv6 over IEEE1394 (RFC3146) share same "hardware address" format in their address resolution protocols. Here, extended "hardware address" is defined as follows: union fwnet_hwaddr { u8 u[16]; struct { __be64 uniq_id; /* EUI-64 */ u8 max_rec; /* max packet size */ u8 sspd; /* max speed */ __be16 fifo_hi; /* hi 16bits of FIFO addr */ __be32 fifo_lo; /* lo 32bits of FIFO addr */ } __packed uc; }; Note that Hardware address is declared as union, so that we can map full IP address into this, when implementing MCAP (Multicast Cannel Allocation Protocol) for IPv6, but IP and ARP subsystem do not need to know this format in detail. One difference between original ARP (RFC826) and 1394 ARP (RFC2734) is that 1394 ARP Request/Reply do not contain the target hardware address field (aka ar$tha). This difference is handled in the ARP subsystem. CC: Stephan Gatzka <stephan.gatzka@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: YOSHIFUJI Hideaki <yoshfuji@linux-ipv6.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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