[Bridge] possible bridge regression in "bridge: implement [add/del]_slave ops"?

Alexander Stein alexander.stein at systec-electronic.com
Thu Jun 30 01:33:23 PDT 2011


Hello,

I tried using the rstpd daemon from 
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/shemminger/rstp.git;a=summary which 
worked fine on my desktop.
I then tried doing the same on my embedded atom baord and failed.
It turned out the used kernel 2.6.38-gentoo-r6 had not the problem the kernel 
v2.6.39 used on atomboard had. After trying a 2.6.39 based kernel on my 
desktop the same problem occured.
After bisecting I ended up at commit 
afc6151a78a43bdca5f64a8bd3e3c13837580c54
"bridge: implement [add/del]_slave ops"

My /sbin/bridge-stp is the one from commit 
b27ab0efa4ecf7a839f750ec1e9b9092c577ebbb in the rstpd repository.

My steps to reproduce:
* start rstpd (I used rstpd -d -v2 from a different terminal to see the error 
messages)
* echo $(pgrep rstpd) > /var/run/rstpd.pid
* brctl addbr br1
* echo 1 > /sys/class/net/br1/bridge/stp_state
* brctl addif br1 eth1
* brctl addif br1 eth2
* ifconfig br1 up 192.168.0.20
* ifconfig eth1 up
* ifconfig eth2 up

Then I get the following output from rstpd:
7: br1 
2011-06-30 09:08:01 create_if: Add bridge br1
2011-06-30 09:08:01 CTL_enable_bridge_rstp: bridge 7, enable 1
3: eth1 master br1 
2011-06-30 09:08:01 stp_enabled: STP on br1 state 2
2011-06-30 09:08:01 set_br_up: br1 was up stp was down
2011-06-30 09:08:01 set_br_up: Set bridge br1 up stp up
2011-06-30 09:08:01 create_if: Add iface eth1 to bridge br1
2: eth2 master br1 
2011-06-30 09:08:01 create_if: Add iface eth2 to bridge br1
7: br1 
2011-06-30 09:08:01 Error in bridge_bpdu_rcv at bridge_track.c:585 verifying 
ifc->up. 
2: eth2 master br1 
2011-06-30 09:08:03 Error in bridge_bpdu_rcv at bridge_track.c:585 verifying 
ifc->up. 
2011-06-30 09:08:03 Error in bridge_bpdu_rcv at bridge_track.c:585 verifying 
ifc->up. 
2011-06-30 09:08:05 Error in bridge_bpdu_rcv at bridge_track.c:585 verifying 
ifc->up. 
2011-06-30 09:08:05 Error in bridge_bpdu_rcv at bridge_track.c:585 verifying 
ifc->up.

The last error messages are printed for each BPDU received at the bridge.

Reverting the named commit on v2.6.39.2 restores the old behavior and I get a 
working RSTP again.

BTW: I noticed that in 2.6.39.2 independently from this patch revert this 
bridge didn't show up RUNNING ifconfg. Is this intended? Another bridge I 
have, which doesn't use (R)STP, is shown as RUNNING like before.

Regards,
Alexander


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