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Subject[PATCH 4.4 067/101] ibmveth: Add a proper check for the availability of the checksum features
4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Thomas Huth <>

[ Upstream commit 23d28a859fb847fd7fcfbd31acb3b160abb5d6ae ]

When using the ibmveth driver in a KVM/QEMU based VM, it currently
always prints out a scary error message like this when it is started:

ibmveth 71000003 (unregistered net_device): unable to change
checksum offload settings. 1 rc=-2 ret_attr=71000003

This happens because the driver always tries to enable the checksum
offloading without checking for the availability of this feature first.
QEMU does not support checksum offloading for the spapr-vlan device,
thus we always get the error message here.
According to the LoPAPR specification, the "ibm,illan-options" property
of the corresponding device tree node should be checked first to see
whether the H_ILLAN_ATTRIUBTES hypercall and thus the checksum offloading
feature is available. Thus let's do this in the ibmveth driver, too, so
that the error message is really only limited to cases where something
goes wrong, and does not occur if the feature is just missing.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Huth <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmveth.c | 7 +++++--
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmveth.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmveth.c
@@ -1602,8 +1602,11 @@ static int ibmveth_probe(struct vio_dev
netdev->netdev_ops = &ibmveth_netdev_ops;
netdev->ethtool_ops = &netdev_ethtool_ops;
SET_NETDEV_DEV(netdev, &dev->dev);
- netdev->hw_features = NETIF_F_SG | NETIF_F_RXCSUM |
+ netdev->hw_features = NETIF_F_SG;
+ if (vio_get_attribute(dev, "ibm,illan-options", NULL) != NULL) {
+ netdev->hw_features |= NETIF_F_IP_CSUM | NETIF_F_IPV6_CSUM |
+ }

netdev->features |= netdev->hw_features;

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