[B.A.T.M.A.N.] question about frag_can_reassemble()

Marek Lindner lindner_marek at yahoo.de
Sat Mar 31 10:52:42 CEST 2012


Dan,

> I had a question about the code in frag_can_reassemble().
> 
> net/batman-adv/unicast.h
>     51
>     52          merged_size = (skb->len - sizeof(*unicast_packet)) * 2;
>                                ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>     53          merged_size += sizeof(struct unicast_packet) +
> uneven_correction; 54
>     55          return merged_size <= mtu;
>     56  }
> 
> Can the skb->len be less than sizeof(*unicast_packet) (ie 20 bytes)?
> If "len" is less than 10 then we would return false but if it's
> over 10 then we would return true.  Roughly.

the calling function checks for an existing unicast header. The call tree 
looks like this: 
recv_ucast_frag_packet() -> route_unicast_packet() -> frag_can_reassemble()
The first function does a unicast length check by calling 
check_unicast_packet(). As a result we ensure that we at least have the length 
of the unicast header in our packet unless we overlooked something ?

Regards,
Marek


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