[Bridge] [PATCH] bonding: allow bond in mode balance-alb to work properly in bridge -try4

Patrick McHardy kaber at trash.net
Mon Mar 30 05:58:13 PDT 2009

Jiri Pirko wrote:
> Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 02:47:59PM CEST, kaber at trash.net wrote:
>> Jiri Pirko wrote:
>>> Currently I'm thinking the way. What I have on mind:
>>> I would like to add a list into struct net_device to contain all mac addresses
>>> of the device. I would also like to use similar interface to handle them as
>>> currently is for uc_list and mc_list. However I do not like that these lists are
>>> not using standard list_head but they are propriate lists only for this purpose.
>>> I'm thinking about converting them to use list_head first. Or maybe ignore them
>>> and do the new list for macs in parallel?
>> Using list_heads in the address lists would require some pretty large
>> amount of work since you'd need to convert all the drivers. 
> Yes, I'm aware of it...
>> I'm all
>> in favour of doing this, but I wouldn't make the fix depend on that
>> work.
> ok so you are suggesting to use the current list struct?

Whatever will make this easier :) You could of course already add the
new structure and use it for your new list and do the conversion of
the existing structures on top of that.

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