[Bridge] [PATCH] bonding: allow bond in mode balance-alb to work properly in bridge

Jiri Pirko jpirko at redhat.com
Thu Mar 19 01:44:45 PDT 2009

Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 07:20:03AM CET, davem at davemloft.net wrote:
>From: Jiri Pirko <jpirko at redhat.com>
>Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:11:28 +0100
>> I can see two solutions. Either like my patch or somehow allow bridge to know
>> more MAC addressses per port (maybe netdev can be changed to know more then
>> one MAC address).
>> Any thoughts?
>The netdev struct already supports having a list of multiple unicast
>MAC addresses, it can probably be used and inspected for this.
Yes I was looking at this thing yesterday (uc_list). But this list serves
to different purpose. Do you think that it will be correct to use it for this? I
would maybe like to make a new list similar to this for our purpose
(say addr_list). I think it would be more correct.

Eventually in the furute we would use this list as a primary place to store
device address instead of dev_addr value and make it more general (as device
generally may have more adresses). Just a thought...

>I'll hold off on your patch until we make some more progress on
>this discussion.

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