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

Shmulik Ladkani shmulik.ladkani at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 13:54:08 UTC 2013


Hi,

On Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:14:01 -0500 Vlad Yasevich <vyasevic at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 01/10/2013 05:10 PM, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > Also the concept of different filters for egress vs ingress is feature
> > madness. It doesn't make sense to have half-duplex connectivity.
> 
> I am of the same opinion, but it actually simplified the code quite a 
> bit, but at the cost of additional memory footprint.  If you find this
> very objectionable, I can easily remove it.

Haven't looked on the V5 series yet, but just to clarify:

There's *no* different membership _filter_ for egress vs ingress.
The vlan's membership map is consulted on both ingress and egress.

However, upon egress, a vlan egress _policy_ should be applied, which
determines whether the frame should egress tagged/untagged on the egress
port.

The expected logic in detailed in [1] (please read "steps 1..5").
and the data structures needed are:
  - per port: PVID
  - per VLAN: port membership map
  - per VLAN: port egress policy map

Altough on 1st look it might look mad ;-)
But, this is genuinely simple, highly configurable and allows great
flexibility (IMO with no additional code complexity; Vlad can probably
comment).

The motivation is to be aligned with behavior and configurability of
vlan switches.

Regards,
Shmulik

[1]
http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=135603447030826&w=2


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