[Bridge] [RFC PATCH 0/2] Allow full bridge configuration via sysfs

Patrick McHardy kaber at trash.net
Mon Jul 7 13:50:38 PDT 2008


Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Right now, you can configure most bridge device parameters via sysfs.
> However, you cannot either:
> - add or remove bridge interfaces
> - add or remove physical interfaces from a bridge
> 
> The attached patch set rectifies this. With this patch set, brctl
> (theoretically) becomes completely optional, much like ifenslave is
> now for bonding. (In fact, the idea for this patch, and the syntax
> used herein, is inspired by the sysfs bonding configuration.)

Both should use netlink instead of extending their sysfs interfaces.
For bridging I have a patch for the bridge device itself, the API
is so far missing support for adding ports though.



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