[Bridge] VLAN-aware bridge : [PATCH] Add vlan id to bridge forward database

Jonathan Thibault jonathan at navigue.com
Thu Jun 5 14:46:23 PDT 2008

Greetings Faruk,

I'm not knowledgeable enough to comment on the approach but I am very 
interested in your progress on the matter.  We are currently deploying a 
solution where being able to link different vlans off a trunk would be a 
lifesaver.  It was always problematic, something to do with the bridge 
not forwarding some (but not all) arp replies properly.


Faruk Keskin wrote:
> Hello everybody, hi Jaime,
> I'm mailing to get more information about whether your patch
> [PATCH] Add vlan id to bridge forward database
> has been accepted so far.
> I couldn't find the patched version yet - could you please tell me where I
> can get the latest version of the patch or point out a reference to it ?
> Has the vlan-aware bridge forwarding already been tested ?
> And how about forwarding tagged packets ?
> Until now, the bridge always stripped off the tag if present.
> I'm currently thinking about extending the sk_buff data structure to
> incorporate the vlan tag - to keep the VLAN information present when
> exchanging packets from or to the bridge with the 8021q module and also
> when a socket is bind to a interface (extending the sockaddr_ll struct in
> that case).
> Do you think thats's a sane approach ?
> Thanks in advance, Faruk
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