[Bridge] [PATCH RFCv3 2/4] net: Export IGMP/MLD message validation code

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Wed Apr 8 03:22:13 UTC 2015

From: Linus Lüssing <linus.luessing at c0d3.blue>
Date: Tue,  7 Apr 2015 21:57:30 +0200

> With this patch, the IGMP and MLD message validation functions are moved
> from the bridge code to the IPv4/IPv6 multicast files. Some small
> refactoring was done to enhance readibility and to iron out some
> differences in behaviour between the IGMP and MLD parsing code (e.g. the
> skb-cloning of MLD messages is now only done if necessary, just like the
> IGMP part always did).
> Finally, these IGMP and MLD message validation functions are exported so
> that not only the bridge can use it but batman-adv later, too.

First, you're missing a proper signoff for this patch.

Second, this is going to run into the usual ugly case of how to
deal with the exports when someone wants to build batman-adv
statically into the kernel, yet keep ipv6 modular.


+	depends on !BATMAN_ADV_MCAST || IPV6 || IPV6=n

Doesn't really cut it.  How can a user who made IPV6 modular
and BATMAN_ADV static figure out that he needs to abide by
this convoluted rule just to enable multicasting properly?

Look at the obj-y rules in net/ipv6/Makefile for a better way
to handle this.

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