[Bridge] [PATCH net-next v5 02/14] bridge: Add vlan filtering infrastructure

Vlad Yasevich vyasevic at redhat.com
Thu Jan 10 19:01:30 UTC 2013

On 01/10/2013 01:36 PM, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> This patch has some minor whitespace and spelling errors:
> WARNING: line over 80 characters
> #429: FILE: net/bridge/br_private.h:205:
> +static inline struct net_bridge_port *vlans_to_port(struct net_port_vlans *vlans)
> ERROR: trailing whitespace
> #432: FILE: net/bridge/br_private.h:208:
> +       $
> WARNING: please, no spaces at the start of a line
> #432: FILE: net/bridge/br_private.h:208:
> +       $
> +/* Must be protected by RTNL */
> +static void br_vlan_del(struct net_bridge_vlan *vlan)
> +	/* Drop the self-ref to trigger descrution. */
>                                          ^^^^^^^^^^

sorry, will fix.  I thought I ran everything through checkpatch.  I'll 
re-run them.

> Also, the data structure vlan's seems inverted. Why do you keep a hash list
> of vlan's and then a bitmap of ports. Seems more natural to just put a bitmap
> on each port that has vlan filtering rather than introducing yet another list
> to manage.

I originally had it this way.  I found that it wasted space and made 
other things more difficult to do.  For instance, to do egress policy, I 
would have needed another bitmap of vlans... With 4096 vlans, that's
512 bytes per port (1024 with policy).

I could probably remove the per-port list.  It would make 2 things a 
little harder:
   1) detecting if the port has any vlan info at all.
   2) dumping the vlan information

I could pursue this if you think it'll be better.


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