XEN Host (Dom 0) using igb.ko driver will drop XEN guest (Dom U) packets when IPv4 TX checksum offload is enabled

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2

Situation

XEN Host (Dom 0) will corrupt XEN Guest (Dom U) network traffic during transmission to and from the physical interface under the following conditions:
 
1) XEN Host (Dom 0) is SLES 10 SP2 operating system.
2) The default SLES 10 SP2 Intel igb.ko driver is being used on the XEN Host (Dom 0).
3) IPv4 TX checksum is enabled on the XEN Guests (Dom U).
4) XEN Guests (Dom U) are using optimized paravirtualized NIC drivers.

Resolution

Later versions of the igb driver will resolve the issue.  An updated version of the igb driver has been compiled for SLES 10 SP2 to resolve the issue.
 
The filenames are:
 
intel-igb-1.3.19.3-1.src.rpm
intel-igb-1.3.19.3-1.x86_64.rpm
intel-igb-kmp-xen-1.3.19.3_2.6.16.60_0.21-1.x86_64.rpm

Additional Information

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  • Document ID:7003448
  • Creation Date: 04-Jun-2009
  • Modified Date:14-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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