[Bridge] [PATCH v10 net-next 00/12] VLAN filtering/VLAN aware bridge

Jonathan Thibault jonathan at navigue.com
Wed Feb 13 20:14:40 UTC 2013


This is just a little note to chime in my enthusiasm over these
features.  I've been silently wishing for them for years, so most formal
thanks to you for the work you put in.

Jonathan

On 13/02/13 12:41 PM, Vlad Yasevich wrote:
> Changes since v9:
> * series re-ordering so make functionality more distinct.  Basic vlan
>   filtering is patches 1-4.  Support for PVID/untagged vlans is patches
>   5 and 6.  VLAN support for FDB/MDB is patches 7-11.  Patch 12 is
>   still additional egress policy.
> * Slight simplification to code that extracts the VID from skb.  Since we
>   now depend on the vlan module, at the time of input skb_tci is guaranteed
>   to be set if the packet had 8021q header.  We can simply refere to it.
> * Changed the opaque 'parent' pointer from prior patches to a union so we
>   can be much more explicit in our assignments.
> * Lots of additional testing with STP turned on.  No issues were observed.
>
> Changes since v8:
> * Unified vlans_to_* calls into a single interface
> * Fixed the rest of the issues report by Michal Miroslaw
> * Fixed a bug where fdb entries were not created for all added vlans.
>
> Changes since v7:
> * Rebases on the latest net-next and removed the vlan wrapper patch from
> the series.
> * Fixed a crash in br_fdb_add/br_fdb_delete.
>
> Changes since v6:
> * VLANs are now stored in a VLAN bitmap per port.  This allows for O(1)
> lookup at ingress and egress.  We simply check to see if the bit associated
> with the vlan id is set in the map.  The drawback to this approach is that
> it wastes some space when there is only a small number of VLANs.
> * In addition to the build time configuration option, VLAN filtering also has
> a configuration paramter in sysfs.  By default the filtering is turned off
> and all traffic is permitted.  When the filtring is turned on, we do strict
> matching to the filter configured.  Thus, if there is no configuration, all
> packets are rejected.  This was done to make the behavior more streight
> forward.  Without this (and if egress policy patch is rejected), the
> decision for how to forward untagged traffic that was not filtered at ingress
> is almost impossible to make.  It would not be right to deliver to every
> port that has PVID set as, each port may have a different PVID.
> * Separate egress policy bitmap patch has been isolated and is provided last
> in the series.  This has been a more contentious piece of functionality and I
> wanted to isolate it so that it could easily be dropped and not block the whole
> series.
>
> Changes since v5:
>  - Pulled VLAN filtering into its own file and made it a configuration options.
>  - Made new vlan filtering option dependent on VLAN_8021Q.
>  - Got rid of HW filter inlines and moved then vlan_core.c.
>    (All of the above suggested by Stephen Hemminger)
>
> Changes since v4:
>  - Pull per-port vlan data into its own structures and give it to the bridge
>    device thus making bridge device behave like a regular port for vlan
>    configuration.
>  - Add a per-vlan 'untagged' bitmap that determins egress policy.  If a port
>    is part of this bitmap, traffic egresses untagged.
>  - PVID is now used for ingress policy only.  Incomming frames without VLAN tag
>    are assigned to the PVID vlan.  Egress is determined via bitmap memberships.
>  - Allow for incremental config of a vlan.  Now, PVID and untagged memberships
>    may be set on existing vlans.  They however can NOT be cleared separately.
>  - VLAN deletion is now done via RTM_DELLINK command for PF_BRIDGE family.
>    This cleans up the netlink interface.
>
> Changes since v3:
>  - Re-integrated compiler problems that got left out last time.  Appologies.
>  - checkpatches.pl errors fixed
>
> Changes since v2:
>  - Added inline functiosn to manimulate vlan hw filters and re-use in 8021q
>    and bridge code.
>  - Use rtnl_dereference (Michael Tsirkin)
>  - Remove synchronize_net() call (Eric Dumazet)
>  - Fix NULL ptr deref bug I introduced in br_ifinfo_notify.
>
> Changes since v1:
>  - Fixed some forwarding bugs.
>  - Add vlan to local fdb entries.  New local entries are created per vlan
>    to facilite correct forwarding to bridge interface.
>  - Allow configuration of vlans directly on the bridge master device
>    in addition to ports.
>
> Changes since rfc v2:
>  - Per-port vlan bitmap is gone and is replaced with a vlan list.
>  - Added bridge vlan list, which is referenced by each port.  Entries in
>    the birdge vlan list have port bitmap that shows which port are parts
>    of which vlan.
>  - Netlink API changes.
>  - Dropped sysfs support for now.  If people think this is really usefull,
>    can add it back.
>  - Support for native/untagged vlans.
>
> Changes since rfc v1:
>  - Comments addressed regarding formatting and RCU usage
>  - iocts have been removed and changed over the netlink interface.
>  - Added support of user added ndb entries.
>  - changed sysfs interface to export a bitmap.  Also added a write interface.
>    I am not sure how much I like it, but it made my testing easier/faster.  I
>    might change the write interface to take text instead of binary.
>
> Vlad Yasevich (12):
>   bridge: Add vlan filtering infrastructure
>   bridge: Validate that vlan is permitted on ingress
>   bridge: Verify that a vlan is allowed to egress on give port
>   bridge: Add netlink interface to configure vlans on bridge ports
>   bridge: Add the ability to configure pvid
>   bridge: Implement vlan ingress/egress policy
>   bridge: Add vlan to unicast fdb entries
>   bridge: Add vlan id to multicast groups
>   bridge: Add vlan support to static neighbors
>   bridge: Add vlan support for local fdb entries
>   bridge: Dump vlan information from a bridge port
>   bridge: Separate egress policy bitmap
>
>
> Vlad Yasevich (12):
>   bridge: Add vlan filtering infrastructure
>   bridge: Validate that vlan is permitted on ingress
>   bridge: Verify that a vlan is allowed to egress on given port
>   bridge: Add netlink interface to configure vlans on bridge ports
>   bridge: Dump vlan information from a bridge port
>   bridge: Implement vlan ingress/egress policy with PVID.
>   bridge: Add the ability to configure pvid
>   bridge: Add vlan to unicast fdb entries
>   bridge: Add vlan id to multicast groups
>   bridge: Add vlan support to static neighbors
>   bridge: Add vlan support for local fdb entries
>   bridge: Separate egress policy bitmap
>
>  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c |    5 +-
>  drivers/net/macvlan.c                         |    2 +-
>  drivers/net/vxlan.c                           |    3 +-
>  include/linux/netdevice.h                     |    6 +-
>  include/uapi/linux/if_bridge.h                |   11 +
>  include/uapi/linux/neighbour.h                |    1 +
>  include/uapi/linux/rtnetlink.h                |    1 +
>  net/8021q/vlan_core.c                         |    1 +
>  net/bridge/Kconfig                            |   14 +
>  net/bridge/Makefile                           |    2 +
>  net/bridge/br_device.c                        |    7 +-
>  net/bridge/br_fdb.c                           |  258 ++++++++++++---
>  net/bridge/br_forward.c                       |    9 +
>  net/bridge/br_if.c                            |    4 +-
>  net/bridge/br_input.c                         |   28 ++-
>  net/bridge/br_multicast.c                     |   69 +++--
>  net/bridge/br_netlink.c                       |  242 +++++++++++++--
>  net/bridge/br_private.h                       |  175 ++++++++++-
>  net/bridge/br_sysfs_br.c                      |   21 ++
>  net/bridge/br_vlan.c                          |  415 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  net/core/rtnetlink.c                          |  111 ++++++-
>  21 files changed, 1257 insertions(+), 128 deletions(-)
>  create mode 100644 net/bridge/br_vlan.c
>



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