[net-next] pktgen: Allow on loopback device

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Lukas Wunner March 10, 2020, 10:49 a.m.
When pktgen is used to measure the performance of dev_queue_xmit()
packet handling in the core, it is preferable to not hand down
packets to a low-level Ethernet driver as it would distort the

Allow using pktgen on the loopback device, thus constraining
measurements to core code.

Signed-off-by: Lukas Wunner <lukas@wunner.de>
 net/core/pktgen.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


diff --git a/net/core/pktgen.c b/net/core/pktgen.c
index acc849df60b5..f2b3d8dd40f4 100644
--- a/net/core/pktgen.c
+++ b/net/core/pktgen.c
@@ -2003,8 +2003,8 @@  static int pktgen_setup_dev(const struct pktgen_net *pn,
 		return -ENODEV;
-	if (odev->type != ARPHRD_ETHER) {
-		pr_err("not an ethernet device: \"%s\"\n", ifname);
+	if (odev->type != ARPHRD_ETHER && odev->type != ARPHRD_LOOPBACK) {
+		pr_err("not an ethernet or loopback device: \"%s\"\n", ifname);
 		err = -EINVAL;
 	} else if (!netif_running(odev)) {
 		pr_err("device is down: \"%s\"\n", ifname);