[Bridge] [PATCH net-next 3/4] bridge: Consider the Nearest Customer Bridge group addresses

Toshiaki Makita makita.toshiaki at lab.ntt.co.jp
Tue Jun 10 07:05:07 UTC 2014

(2014/06/10 7:33), Vlad Yasevich wrote:
>>> Rather than special casing this around vlan filtering, I would prefer
>>> the code always forward these packets, or manipulate group_fwd_mask
>>> to allow it that way.
>> These addresses must be forwarded only if the bridge is an S-VLAN
>> bridge. When it is a C-VLAN bridge or a .1D bridge, they may not be
>> forwarded. So, I don't think we can forward them always.
>> Using group_fwd_mask is a bit complicated. If we use it to forward them,
>> user can optionally turn off forwarding ability of those addresses...
>> but we maybe need another information (named like group_fwd_mask_set)
>> that indicates which bit is set by user. (We have to set group_fwd_mask
>> automatically when we set vlan_proto to 88a8.)
>> Is this way acceptable?
> May be separate it into required mask and user mask.  Set required
> mask when this is an S-VLAN bridge.

Sounds like a good idea.
I'll give it a try, thank you for your suggestion.

Toshiaki Makita

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