[Bridge] [PATCH 19/26] net/ipv6: switch ipv6_flowlabel_opt to sockptr_t

Christoph Hellwig hch at lst.de
Mon Jul 27 13:00:29 UTC 2020

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 03:15:05PM +0300, Ido Schimmel wrote:
> I see a regression with IPv6 flowlabel that I bisected to this patch.
> When passing '-F 0' to 'ping' the flow label should be random, yet it's
> the same every time after this patch.

Can you send a reproducer?

> It seems that the pointer is never advanced after the call to
> sockptr_advance() because it is passed by value and not by reference.
> Even if you were to pass it by reference I think you would later need to
> call sockptr_decrease() or something similar. Otherwise it is very
> error-prone.
> Maybe adding an offset to copy_to_sockptr() and copy_from_sockptr() is
> better?

We could do that, although I wouldn't add it to the existing functions
to avoid the churns and instead add copy_to_sockptr_offset or something
like that.

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