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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL 4.18 19/59] s390/qeth: fix HiperSockets sniffer
From: Julian Wiedmann <>

[ Upstream commit bd74a7f9cc033cf4d405788f80292268987dc0c5 ]

Sniffing mode for L3 HiperSockets requires that no IP addresses are
registered with the HW. The preferred way to achieve this is for
userspace to delete all the IPs on the interface. But qeth is expected
to also tolerate a configuration where that is not the case, by skipping
the IP registration when in sniffer mode.
Since commit 5f78e29ceebf ("qeth: optimize IP handling in rx_mode callback")
reworked the IP registration logic in the L3 subdriver, this no longer
works. When the qeth device is set online, qeth_l3_recover_ip() now
unconditionally registers all unicast addresses from our internal
IP table.

While we could fix this particular problem by skipping
qeth_l3_recover_ip() on a sniffer device, the more future-proof change
is to skip the IP address registration at the lowest level. This way we
a) catch any future code path that attempts to register an IP address
without considering the sniffer scenario, and
b) continue to build up our internal IP table, so that if sniffer mode
is switched off later we can operate just like normal.

Fixes: 5f78e29ceebf ("qeth: optimize IP handling in rx_mode callback")
Signed-off-by: Julian Wiedmann <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
drivers/s390/net/qeth_l3_main.c | 8 +++++---
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/s390/net/qeth_l3_main.c b/drivers/s390/net/qeth_l3_main.c
index 3ea840542767..b1d405aae461 100644
--- a/drivers/s390/net/qeth_l3_main.c
+++ b/drivers/s390/net/qeth_l3_main.c
@@ -279,9 +279,6 @@ static void qeth_l3_clear_ip_htable(struct qeth_card *card, int recover)

QETH_CARD_TEXT(card, 4, "clearip");

- if (recover && card->options.sniffer)
- return;

hash_for_each_safe(card->ip_htable, i, tmp, addr, hnode) {
@@ -664,6 +661,8 @@ static int qeth_l3_register_addr_entry(struct qeth_card *card,
int rc = 0;
int cnt = 3;

+ if (card->options.sniffer)
+ return 0;

if (addr->proto == QETH_PROT_IPV4) {
QETH_CARD_TEXT(card, 2, "setaddr4");
@@ -698,6 +697,9 @@ static int qeth_l3_deregister_addr_entry(struct qeth_card *card,
int rc = 0;

+ if (card->options.sniffer)
+ return 0;
if (addr->proto == QETH_PROT_IPV4) {
QETH_CARD_TEXT(card, 2, "deladdr4");
QETH_CARD_HEX(card, 3, &addr->u.a4.addr, sizeof(int));
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