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

Toshiaki Makita makita.toshiaki at lab.ntt.co.jp
Wed Jun 11 06:12:01 UTC 2014

(2014/06/11 1:21), Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:05:07 +0900
> Toshiaki Makita <makita.toshiaki at lab.ntt.co.jp> wrote:
>> (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.
>> Thanks,
>> Toshiaki Makita
> Looking again at the code.
> 1. If doing vlan then it should forward frames as defined in standard
>    by default.
> 2. For compatiability, and for those users doing bump-on-wire, allow
>    forwarding via group mask.

Thank you for reviewing. I sent v2 and I'm thinking it can satisfy these

Toshiaki Makita

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