HostAP processing of Ethernet FCS when in bridge mode
Fri Aug 13 07:42:12 PDT 2004
A blast from the past. I almost forgot about this issue. It looks to me like the skb given to the hard_start_xmit routine in the driver definitely contains the fcs. For a typical HTTP payload of 1500 bytes, hard_start_xmit receives 1504. Is this something that might be hardware independent? It definitely would not make sense to send the Ethernet FCS over the 802.11 link. I am a bit confused on this one ...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: hostap-bounces+adam.lewis=motorola.com at shmoo.com
> [mailto:hostap-bounces+adam.lewis=motorola.com at shmoo.com]On Behalf Of
> Jouni Malinen
> Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 7:22 PM
> To: hostap at shmoo.com
> Subject: Re: HostAP processing of Ethernet FCS when in bridge mode
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 10:01:28AM -0600, Lewis Adam-CAL022 wrote:
> > I'm trying to verify an assumption I have on what the
> wireless driver should
> > do with the FCS of an Ethernet frame when it receives it
> from eth0 when eth0
> > and wlan0 are bridged together.
> Isn't that FCS already removed in the Ethernet hardware/driver?
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