[Bridge] [PATCH] bonding: allow bond in mode balance-alb to work properly in bridge -try3

Jiri Pirko jpirko at redhat.com
Thu Mar 26 04:12:14 PDT 2009

Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 05:31:53PM CET, fubar at us.ibm.com wrote:
>>@@ -2251,10 +2258,12 @@ int netif_receive_skb(struct sk_buff *skb)
>> 	null_or_orig = NULL;
>> 	orig_dev = skb->dev;
>> 	if (orig_dev->master) {
>>-		if (skb_bond_should_drop(skb))
>>+		if (skb_bond_should_drop(skb)) {
>> 			null_or_orig = orig_dev; /* deliver only exact match */
>>-		else
>>+		} else {
>> 			skb->dev = orig_dev->master;
>>+			bond_change_dest_hook(skb);
>	Since you put the hook outside of the skb_bond_should_drop
>function, does the VLAN accelerated receive path do the right thing if,
>e.g., there's a VLAN on top of bonding and that VLAN is part of the

Don't worry :) I did not forget about this - just needed a bit time to

Yeah, this look's like a problem. In __vlan_hwaccel_rx there is following line:
	skb->dev = vlan_group_get_device(grp, vlan_tci & VLAN_VID_MASK);
This rewrites the dev so latter on when netif_receive_skb is called the hook
will be not called (because dev->master will not be set).

Ok I will put the hook inside the skb_bond_should_drop() - it seems like a
correct solution...

Thanks for pointing this out.
>	-J
>	-Jay Vosburgh, IBM Linux Technology Center, fubar at us.ibm.com

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