Commit 4fd3d7d9 authored by Eric W. Biederman's avatar Eric W. Biederman Committed by David S. Miller

neigh: Add helper function neigh_xmit

For MPLS I am building the code so that either the neighbour mac
address can be specified or we can have a next hop in ipv4 or ipv6.

The kind of next hop we have is indicated by the neighbour table
pointer.  A neighbour table pointer of NULL is a link layer address.
A non-NULL neighbour table pointer indicates which neighbour table and
thus which address family the next hop address is in that we need to
look up.

The code either sends a packet directly or looks up the appropriate
neighbour table entry and sends the packet.
Signed-off-by: default avatar"Eric W. Biederman" <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 60395a20
......@@ -358,6 +358,7 @@ void neigh_for_each(struct neigh_table *tbl,
void (*cb)(struct neighbour *, void *), void *cookie);
void __neigh_for_each_release(struct neigh_table *tbl,
int (*cb)(struct neighbour *));
int neigh_xmit(int fam, struct net_device *, const void *, struct sk_buff *);
void pneigh_for_each(struct neigh_table *tbl,
void (*cb)(struct pneigh_entry *));
......@@ -511,4 +512,6 @@ static inline void neigh_ha_snapshot(char *dst, const struct neighbour *n,
memcpy(dst, n->ha, dev->addr_len);
} while (read_seqretry(&n->ha_lock, seq));
......@@ -2391,6 +2391,40 @@ void __neigh_for_each_release(struct neigh_table *tbl,
int neigh_xmit(int family, struct net_device *dev,
const void *addr, struct sk_buff *skb)
int err;
if (family == AF_PACKET) {
err = dev_hard_header(skb, dev, ntohs(skb->protocol),
addr, NULL, skb->len);
if (err < 0)
goto out_kfree_skb;
err = dev_queue_xmit(skb);
} else {
struct neigh_table *tbl;
struct neighbour *neigh;
err = -ENETDOWN;
tbl = neigh_find_table(family);
if (!tbl)
goto out;
neigh = __neigh_lookup_noref(tbl, addr, dev);
if (!neigh)
neigh = __neigh_create(tbl, addr, dev, false);
err = PTR_ERR(neigh);
if (IS_ERR(neigh))
goto out_kfree_skb;
err = neigh->output(neigh, skb);
return err;
goto out;
static struct neighbour *neigh_get_first(struct seq_file *seq)
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