[Open-FCoE] [PATCH] fcoe: use ETH_P_FIP for skb->protocol of FIPframes

Chris Leech christopher.leech at intel.com
Fri Apr 3 23:02:30 UTC 2009

On Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 03:48:37PM -0700, Joe Eykholt wrote:
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: devel-bounces at open-fcoe.org<mailto:devel-bounces at open-fcoe.org>
> >[mailto:devel-bounces at open-fcoe.org] On Behalf Of Chris Leech
> >Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 3:21 PM
> >To: devel at open-fcoe.org<mailto:devel at open-fcoe.org>
> >Subject: [Open-FCoE] [PATCH] fcoe: use ETH_P_FIP for
> >skb->protocol of FIPframes
> >
> >FIP frames should leave the fcoe layer with skb->protocol set
> >to ETH_P_FIP, not ETH_P_802_3.
> I think the reason 802_3 was set was to accommodate the tc command, to get
> the right 803.1p tags.  Maybe that's been solved some other way by now.
> How is skb->protocol used on output?

For the FCoE offload support we wanted traffic set to ETH_P_FCOE so that
a network driver could tell what type of frame it was without peeking
into the header.  Other than that I think it's just a matter of correctness
and matching what other protocols do.  With FCoE data traffic changed to
using ETH_P_FCOE, it doesn't make sense to me to not have FIP using

I was never really clear what the issue with the tc filters for DCB was,
when I looked at it there didn't seem to be a problem with using the
real ethertype.  That may have changed with the use of the skb_edit
action to assign a transmit queue, if fcoeplumb was previously using an
action to set the priority bits?

- Chris

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