cvs commit: src/sys/dev/bge if_bge.c

Andre Oppermann andre at
Tue Sep 19 12:54:26 PDT 2006

Jung-uk Kim wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 September 2006 03:04 pm, Peter Jeremy wrote:
>> On Tue, 2006-Sep-19 14:30:59 -0400, Jung-uk Kim wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 19 September 2006 01:52 pm, John Baldwin wrote:
>>>> Which I'm about to kill hopefully.  Please let's fix this the
>>>> right way and not hack it any further.
>>> Sure, no problem.  But I don't think we can DTRT on -STABLE
>>> without breaking API.  Can we?
>> I've had a quick look into this problem because I extensively use
>> VLANs on a bge and discovered that I no longer have VLAN tag
>> details (which makes packet tracing a nuisance).
>> As far as I can see, there is nothing preventing bpf_tap() and
>> bpf_mtap2() being doctored to undo the VLAN detagging so that
>> bpf_filter() is passed a mbuf chain that looks like an 802.1Q
>> ethernet frame:  Dummy up an mbuf (as bpf_mtap2() does) that
>> contains the MAC addresses from the incoming data followed by
>> the 802.1Q packet type and tag information, with m_next pointing
>> to the byte after the MAC addresses in the original data.
> Why don't we just fake it up from ether_input() and pass it to 
> BPF_MTAP() instead of 'teaching' bpf?  I think it is more logical 
> thing to do.

Then it would be kinda pointless to have the hardware remove it in
the first place.


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