[Bridge] [PATCH net-next] bridge: mdb: add vlan support for user entries

Nikolay Aleksandrov nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com
Mon Jul 20 22:53:09 UTC 2015


On 07/21/2015 12:28 AM, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:02:08 -0700
> Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay at cumulusnetworks.com> wrote:
> 
>> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/if_bridge.h b/include/uapi/linux/if_bridge.h
>> index eaaea6208b42..3635b7797508 100644
>> --- a/include/uapi/linux/if_bridge.h
>> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/if_bridge.h
>> @@ -182,6 +182,7 @@ struct br_mdb_entry {
>>  #define MDB_TEMPORARY 0
>>  #define MDB_PERMANENT 1
>>  	__u8 state;
>> +	__u16 vid;
>>  	struct {
>>  		union {
>>  			__be32	ip4;
> 
> You added a new field into an unused hole in a data
> structure shared as part of API with user space.
> 
> This seems like it might break when newer iproute
> is run on older kernels. The vid would always be 0
> on show and ignored when adding entries.
> 

I thought it'd be fine because the vid was 0 anyway and 
when it's 0 it's not shown i.e. no vid so the show command
will have the same output. And when set - it'll be ignored
which is again as the behaviour before when it couldn't be
specified.

Here's the new iproute2 on an older kernel:
# ./bridge/bridge mdb add dev virbr0 port vnet1 grp 239.0.0.1 permanent vid 200
# ./bridge/bridge mdb
dev virbr0 port vnet1 grp 239.0.0.1 permanent


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