[Bridge] Bridge MAC selection

Patrick McHardy kaber at trash.net
Thu Jun 12 06:39:39 PDT 2008

Andy Gospodarek wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 7:10 AM, Dietmar Maurer <dietmar at proxmox.com> wrote:
>>>>> There any side effects with the following patch?
>>>> Not for you. But if it got changed now, it would surprise the
>>>> existing users (change in ABI behaviour).
>> If there are no other side effects, I wonder whats better:
>> A.) unexpected Network failures due to mac changes
>> B.) surprised users (does anybody depend on such behavour?)
>> I vote for A.)
>> - Dietmar
> You might think A is a better option, but option B is frowned upon.  I
> understand you desire your change the behavior to meet your needs, but
> Patrick's suggestion to add a module parameter to tweak this behavior
> based on a module option is probably better than simply changing the
> existing functionality to meet your needs.

I actually meant a brctl parameter, module parameters suck as
configuration interfaces. But I think the second option is
better, just disable this behaviour automatically when the
address is configured manually.

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