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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH, DoS] slirp (arp): do not special-case bogus IP

From: Edgar E. Iglesias
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH, DoS] slirp (arp): do not special-case bogus IP addresses
Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 06:59:22 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, May 08, 2014 at 08:50:33AM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Edgar E. Iglesias, le Thu 08 May 2014 06:10:18 +0000, a écrit :
> > The search part looks OK to me but when adding to the arp table, don't
> > you at least want to avoid adding mappings for
> I don't see the gain, actually.  It would mean burning some CPU all the
> time just to save a small potential memory loss and CPU burning in the
> rare case when the guest behaves oddly.
> > to avoid for ex garps to pollute the cache with invalid entries?
> Only one entry will be created and updated by garps. The guest already
> has a lot of ways to pollute the cache :)


I was under the impression that entries for are strictly
invalid (not about performance). I might be wrong though.


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